Made 4 You

By (author): Eric Walters


Eric Walters

Eric Walters began writing in 1993 as a way to entice his grade 5 students into becoming more interested in reading and writing. Walters has now published 120 novels and picture books. His novels have become bestsellers, been translated into 16 languages, and won over 100 awards, including 10 Forest of Reading awards and the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award. He conceived of the I Read Canadian Day and is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year across North America. In 2014, Walters was named a Member of The Order of Canada. He lives in Guelph, ON with his wife, Anita, and they have 3 grown children – Christina, Nicholas, and Julia – and 6 grandchildren.


Made 4 You is a superhero story with a twist … the combination of mystery, romance and non-stop action will appeal to young readers.”

– Wendy Phillips

Made 4 You is a perfect mixture of mystery, romance, and pulse-pounding action, but it’s also a timely and compassionate look at how we define our identities. Walters has created a protagonist we can relate to and a love interest we want to meet … Gene is talented and awkward and endlessly earnest, and readers will root for him as he tries to find his own version of normal. The plot is fueled by the mystery of Gene’s origins, and Walters expertly unravels that central mystery while maintaining the angst and self-doubt and bursts of joy of a brand-new teenage relationship. At its heart, the story suggests that even if we were amazing at everything we tried, the most important things in life would still be the people we love and the connections we forge with them. That’s the real message behind Made 4 You, and it’s one worth sharing.”
– Wesley King, #1 New York Times bestselling author of OCDaniel and A World Below

“Eric Walters captures the intrigue and suspense that make network television shows like FBI so captivating in this fast-paced young adult novel …. The last few chapters were non-stop action and suspense. Eric Walters keeps readers on their toes the whole time!”

– Stephanie Lamb

“[Made 4 You] is a story that has it all: sweet moments of falling in love, mysterious scientific research, and chase scenes across land and sky. Moreover, with Eric Walters at the writing helm, not only is it a story made for any middle-grader or teen who reads across genres, Made 4 You is also complex, nuanced and full of heart.”

– Helen Kubiw


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296 Pages


September 24, 2022


Cormorant Books



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