Elvin just wants to fit in—but how can he find his place when he doesn’t know what to look for?
Elvin Bishop is about to attend a three-week-long high school orientation camp, where each student is “slotted” or placed on an athletic team. Chubby, fourteen-year-old Elvin knows this is not the place for him. From the start, he’s told that some kids get picked on more than others, and to “try not to be one of those guys.” His friends encourage him to toughen up, to avoid being a geek by acting more confident. The trouble is, Elvin doesn’t quite know what kind of guy he is. And what if the kind of guy he is now isn’t the kind of guy he’ll be in four years?
At times laugh-out-loud funny, Slot Machine is a keenly felt story of the push and pull of wanting to belong.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Chris Lynch including rare images from the author’s personal collection.