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Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson is out of luck. His charm and singing voice—and penchant for bursting into song at all the wrong times—can’t keep him out of trouble anymore. When he’s arrested (again), he’s given a choice: die in juvie or become a shadow—the fearless, unstoppable, and top-secret guardian of a Future Important Person, or FIP.
With nothing to lose, Hutch accepts. After two grueling years at the Future Affairs Training and Education (FATE) Center, Hutch, now 16, can barely remember the boy he once was. Ready for anything, he expects to be plunged into a battle zone.
Instead, he learns that his FIP is someone named Ryo Enomoto: the soon-to-be front man of the boy band International. Worse, Hutch has to put his old talents to use. He must join the band and change his name to Bobby Sky. Is this for real? Has he really turned himself into a lethal killing machine . . . only to become a teen pop sensation?
In Shine's thrilling follow-up to 2014's I Become Shadow, 14-year-old Robert "Hutch" Hutchinson is kidnapped by FATE (Future Affairs Training and Education), a super-secret government program aimed at making him a top-secret guardian called a Shadow. After two years of grueling training, he's assigned to his Future Important Person, Ryo Enomoto, a Japanese national tasked with heading up a boy band. First, though, Hutch, now called Bobby Sky, must learn how to sing and dance like a professional. This was not the assignment he was hoping for, but after being chemically "linked" to Ryo, he doesn't have a choice. The future of this mega-famous band, International made up of Bobby (American), Ryo (Japanese), Kareem (Moroccan), and Seamus (Irish) is hilariously planned to the hilt, complete with fake breakups and fights, and it's all fun and mega stardom until Bobby is attacked by his own team, and someone takes down the band's plane. Can Bobby save the day? Snarky narrator Bobby is genuinely funny, offering the perfect balance of self-deprecating and cocky. With plenty of derring-do, complete with a surprise cameo appearance, this adventure will please fans of the first book and win plenty of new ones. Ages 14 up.