The New Kid

The New Kid

by Temple Mathews

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ISBN-13: 9781935618270
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Series: The New Kid Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,052,443
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 16 Years

About the Author


Screenwriter/filmmaker Temple Mathews, a graduate of the University of Washington and a producer at the American Film Institute, has written dozens of half-hour animation TV episodes and several animated and live action features and direct-to-DVD and video films. Mathews has sold scripts and/or worked for hire at every major studio in Hollywood. His credits include the Walt Disney animated feature film Return to Neverland and The Little Mermaid 2 and the MGM feature film Picture This! Additionally, Mathews wrote and produced the feature film Off the Mark. He lives in Santa Monica with his daughter.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: The New Kid / 1
Chapter Two: Rescuing Rudy / 21
Chapter Three: Will’s Sanctum / 33
Chapter Four: The Vanishing / 43
Chapter Five: The Challenge / 57
Chapter Six: The Hazing / 69
Chapter Seven: Origin / 79
Chapter Eight: All In / 95
Chapter Nine: The Invitation / 101
Chapter Ten: Party Time / 113
Chapter Eleven: Battle in the Sewer / 125
Chapter Twelve: Infection / 135
Chapter Thirteen: Saturday / 149
Chapter Fourteen: The Fall Dance / 159
Chapter Fifteen: The Chase / 169
Chapter Sixteen: Entering the Cave / 179
Chapter Seventeen: Meeting the Dark Lord / 191
Chapter Eighteen: A Life Saved / 199
Chapter Nineteen: A Gathering Storm / 207
Chapter Twenty: A Love Lost / 217
Chapter Twenty-One: Lock and Load / 227
Chapter Twenty-Two: The Assault / 239
Chapter Twenty-Three: The Killing Caves / 249
Chapter Twenty-Four: The Prophecy / 257
Chapter Twenty-Five: Resolution / 269
About the Author / 281

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The New Kid 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. I would recommend it to anyone over the age of 12.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Its shocking and keeps you guessing till the end. This was a real page turner.
Angelscryhavoc on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Book Title: The New KidAuthor: Temple MathewsPublished By: First BenBella BooksGenre: Horror/ ParanormalRecommended Age: 15+Reviewed By: Emily Tuley / AngelsCryHavocBlog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Literary CommunityRating: 4 RavensThis book was started a lot differently than I expected a definite surprise to what the usual normal. From the beginning it was action packed and very page turning. The author seemed to take the time as well to go more in depth about the character they were creating and the world in which they were choosing to unfold before me. I found myself hungry to know what was going on and when the next incident would put things forward I also never saw some of the twists coming that I expected but then there was also that one thing I never thought would happen when he actually lost his best friend Rudy to the demons and not the girl. I was surprised to see that for once the female character in this book was not the usual helpless damsel in distress and helped in every way possible. The hero as well was not without his own flaws and small downfalls keeping it very realistic especially seeing as his mixed background . In the choice to keep some fun of the story to myself what I mean by this means you need to read the book to find out. The new kid is about a young man named Will Hunter. He has grown up his whole life looking for his father and trying to figure out what all it meant the night his father was taken from their home and he was left with nothing more than a book and a promise to his dad that he would not open it till his 13th birthday only one minute after midnight. It was after this Will learned his true identity or so he thought and the purpose he had in this world. Using his very high intelligence to supplement his mothers income without her knowing and keeping them moving about the united states he is picking up where his father had left off and trying as well in hopes to find who and where his father has been kidnapped too. The author has definitely created a very nice series and I can¿t wait to read more. Looking forward to picking up more books within this series and I hope that you will enjoy the read as well as I have too.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Will Hunter is a special teen who fights the evil lurking around every corner. With his gift to detect the demons, he moves from town to town, fighting for good, saving humanity, always hoping to find his father, who disappeared in the hands of the Dark Lord eight years prior. Now in the town of Harrisburg, Will finds allies in a teen girl, Natalie, whose twin disappeared in a strange incident involving creatures with glowing eyes. They are joined by one of the school's outcasts and make a formidable team. Will comes across as a great kid, with responsibilities and knowledge far beyond his years, far beyond what any person should have to deal with and does so with resolve and acceptance of his role as a 'larger than life' hero. He is brilliant, and if you know of Jimmy Neutron, you will see the similarities right away! To me, sometimes the wording seemed too adult, not in line with a teen. Other times, I felt the book would be better aimed at younger teens, male or female. The pace is good, the attention to small details almost made it seem like a movie script, while the twists add character to the story and Will is up to the challenges laid out for him! He's a great action/hero for boys and I'm happy to see another book aimed at young male readers who will identify with the techno gadgets! This copy was provided by NetGalley and BenBella Books in exchange for an honest review! 3.5 stars!
SomaRostam More than 1 year ago
I didn't actually expect that much from this book. Yes, the premise is strange. And yes, the cover is truly fabulous. But still, I didn't expect the "wow" factor in this book, and I was pleasantly surprised. Will has been moving around from school to school for the last couple of years. His mum thinks that its due to her ever-changing job, but no. It's Will who needs to move around. He needs to hunt down the things. The things that ruined his life when he was only eight years old. The things that are corrupting one town after another. The things that turn every helpless teenager into a slave. Will is always following his rules when settling into a new town: never get too attached. But in this new town, it's different. He can't resist Natalie's pull and Rudy's strange friendship. Will knows it's wrong to get attached, he knows that they will get hurt in the end, but can he live this lonely any longer? Can he save this town from getting infected? Can he find the master of the creatures? And will he ever live a normal teenage life? Find out much more when you read The New Kid. An action-packed, thrilling new kind of paranormal tale. I loved this book. Having no idea what I was reading, I got a little confused at first, but then, it got much better. I have to admit that I was worried, reading from a boy's POV. Although, the book is in third person, much of the focus is on Will. And being in Will's mind is such an experience! I never knew that boys were so thoughtful, so caring, so efficient. I loved Will, every single part of his personality. Temple Mathews has created a lot of supporting characters, and i liked all of them. April, Will's mum, is hiding something, but she is also caring. Natalie is an intelligent, head-strong girl, she is like a copy of me. I loved the growing attraction between Will and Natalie, it was so sweet and believable. If you want to have the roller coaster ride of a lifetime, with so many twists and turns that will leave your head dizzy and your heart racing, then The New Kid is you new favorite
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
Excitement and action but the hero is a little too perfect. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to BenBella Books, and Netgalley.) Will Hunter is starting over at a new school again. He does it all the time, he’s used to being ‘the new kid’, but Will isn’t the average new kid. He’s got weapons, cash, a fast car, and he knows how to fight. Unfortunately he also has people who follow him around looking for a fight. An incident on his very first day at this new school ends with him in the principle’s office for blowing up a parade float. Natalie is not your average teen either. Her twin sister has been missing for a long while. Everyone thinks that she died after accidentally drowning in the river one night, but her body was never found, and Natalie knows that she is still alive somewhere. Sometimes she even thinks that she is sharing her dreams with Emily. Will an Natalie are now about to come up against something evil, something that kidnapped Will’s father, and kidnapped Natalie’s sister. But what is Will really? And can he really hope to save both his father and Natalie’s sister? The book starts off with lots of hints that Will is not your average teenager, but no hints as to what he actually is. Is he a secret agent? Is he working for the government? Is he an alien? Is he a spy? We don’t know, what we do know is that he’s got money, weapons, and intelligence, as well as some kick-ass fighting moves, we just don’t know why. Hints are also dropped as to the fact that he constantly has people following him, and that his family have to move around so much because of him. The principle also comments on how disaster seems to follow Will, as it seems that (like buffy the vampire slayer) he seems to have a habit of burning down school buildings and stuff. When what Will is is eventually revealed, it turns out that he doesn’t even really have a reason for being special; he just believes that the heavens made him that way so that he can rescue his father?! I found all of this quite unrealistic and unbelievable. I mean we’d all like to be super intelligent, physically superior, and rolling in money, but the odd workout and wishful thinking isn’t going to make that happen for us! There were also quite a few other ‘as if!’ moments (as I like to call them). I just thought that a lot of the ideas were too far-fetched, and Will was possibly just too good (with no apparent reason for his brilliance). The big revelation at the end of the book was just really a step too far for me as well. Totally cheesy, overdone, and even slightly cringe-worthy (sorry), although younger teens probably wouldn’t feel this way so I’ll give the author the benefit of the doubt here. This book is recommended for boys age 12-16, and I suppose this might appeal to kids that age, there’s action, there’s excitement, and there’s also getting one over on the school bully, but kids aren’t stupid, they’re going to spot these little flaws too. Overall; action and excitement, but the hero is a little too perfect. Most suited to young teens. 6 out of 10.
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I would give it more stars if i could. I cant believe some people dont like this book it is one of my favorite series along with the Hunger Games trilogy. I love all the story changing details but i wont say to spoil the detals for the people that are going to get this AMAZING book. But what is weird is that i read the entire trilogy before i got my nook and they dont even have the second book available. I read it sometime last year too. I just feel that they sholud update sooner. Well the book is just amazing and once you start you wont be able to put it down. I suggest u wait for the rest of ther series to come out so as soon as you finish one you dont have to wait months to read the next.
Wailuasunset More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It was a real page turner. You definitely will like this book if your into supernatural stuff. This book is very fast paced and will not get you bored!
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Why isnt the second and third for the nook?
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