Author James Frey has had his ups and downs. Consider this an up.
Frey is the author of "A Million Little Pieces," the 2003 memoir that turned out to be not particularly true. The book was publicly embraced by
Recently, Frey founded a shop that employed writers to collaborate on projects, including the book and film
"Endgame," too, is for young adults. According to Deadline, the story goes something like this:
"In a world similar to Earth, there are 12 bloodlines, or races. Each bloodline has a champion between the ages of 13 and 17 who is trained as a warrior and is always ready to do battle. When they turn 18, the teen warrior behind them gets promoted. This has been the case for hundreds of years, but no one remembers why — they're always ready for some sort of battle to take place, but it never does. But the tradition continues. And then one day they're called to fight, and all the bloodlines but the winners will be exterminated. They're fighting to be the last race."
Social media took to
Paul Constant, books editor at Seattle's the Stranger, tweeted, "James Frey is still terrible, and he's still being rewarded for it. His Hunger Games ripoff sold for $2 million." Writer Sarah Weinman followed by tweeting, "
Frey did not return our request for comment.
Whatever similarities there may be, it wasn't enough to scare off Fox. "Endgame" is said to be the first seven-figure deal of 2014.
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