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~*Saving KidPub - Chapter 1*~

~*Saving KidPub - Chapter 1*~

Posted February 27th, 2013 by BriannaH

by Abbey
in lost in the world of YA

A/N: This isn't a very exciting first chapter, but the next chapter will be better. The character sign-up is still open and this is linked to it, so if you want to sign up you can. Please comment and give CC if necessary. I hope you like it!

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Golden rays of sunlight shone through my open window as I put the finishing touches on my book report. I was about to post it on KidPub when a small window popped up on the screen.

"A new e-mail from Perry? What could that be about?" I mumbled. Unable to wait any longer than necessary, I scrapped my plan to post my book report first and logged into my e-mail. I clicked on the e-mail just after the page finished loading and waited. Less than a minute later, Perry's e-mail was fully loaded. It read:

Dear Kiara,

I just received word that KidPub might be shut down. I don't know why, though. The only other thing I was told was the one way to stop this. If you and the other KidPub members can go on a world-wide hunt, get all of the books on the list, and survive the many dangers in one month or less, KidPub will be saved. Here's the list:

All seven Harry Potter books

All five Percy Jackson books

All three Kane Chronicles books

All three Heroes of Olympus books

I hope you and the other KidPub members are able to succeed. Good luck!

Sincerely,

Perry

Before I could read the last part of the e-mail, the doorbell rang. Since I was alone in the house, I had no choice but to answer it. But before I went downstairs, I decided to read the end of Perry's e-mail. It said:

P.S. The other KidPub members should show up at your house soon. I hope that's all right.

My eyes widened. I was finally going to get to meet the other KidPub members! I was so excited. I hurriedly closed the top on my laptop and then raced to the stairs. Because I was so ecstatic, I ran down the stairs and nearly tripped twice.

Yanking the door open, I saw three girls that looked to be between eleven and fourteen years old. Two were brunettes and the other was a blonde. All of them were dressed casually in either jeans or Bermudas with cute hoodies and sneakers.

Not knowing what else to do, I beckoned them to come inside and then said, "Hi, I'm Kiara. Who are you girls?"

The tallest one, the blonde, said, "I'm Tess."

The girl in all gray and denim-blue introduced herself as Jessica and the girl with the side-braid said that she was Lena.

"So, what do you think of Perry's e-mail, Kiara?" Jessica asked.

"Well, I'm kind of worried about KidPub, but I'm determined that we can succeed." I said. When no one said anything, I broke the awkward silence by asking if anyone was hungry. All three of the girls were, so I got out graham crackers, marshmallows, and two king-sized Hershey bars.

"We probably won't be roasting the marshmallows, but I didn't think you girls would mind." I said as I set the ingredients on the table.

As Tess, Jessica, and Lena made s'mores, I went back into the kitchen to look for a healthier snack. Before I could decide what to munch on, the doorbell rang. Upon hearing it, the girls stopped snacking and looked up, expressions of excitement on their faces.

A freckly, amber-eyed girl that I believed to be about ten stood outside, humming a song I didn't recognize.

"Hello, I'm Maura." She said.

"Hey, Maura." I replied. "Come on in."

***

Thirty minutes later, Tess, Jessica, Lena, Maura, and two other female KidPub members were gathered around the kitchen table. After retrieving my cell phone from my bedroom, I sat down between Tess and Jessica.

I pulled my e-mail up on my phone and then read Perry's e-mail aloud. "So," I said after I finished reading, "What do you girls think we should do?"

"We should go to Juneau!" Jill exclaimed. When everyone, including me, gave her confused looks, she explained, "Well, in the second Heroes of Olympus book, Percy, Frank, and Hazel head for Alaska. Juneau is in Alaska."

"Sure, but there's also the Roman goddess, Juno. And in the third Heroes of Olympus book, Percy and everyone else goes to Camp Jupiter, which is in Rome. So Rome would also be a logical destination." Roxy countered.

Seeing that the two had come to a disagreement, I butted in before they could start arguing. "Both ideas are good and logical. I think we should go to both places."

Tess, Jessica, and Maura agreed. Lena, however, wasn't so quick to respond. "Lena, are you okay?" Tess asked her friend.

"What? Oh, yeah... I was just daydreaming. So, what's the plan?" Lena answered.

Tess stifled a giggle and then repeated our plan to Lena. The daydreamer looked like she was having trouble deciding something. Finally, she spoke. "That sounds great, but where do we go first?"

Roxy automatically voted to go to Rome first and Jill voted for Juneau just as quickly. Tess and Lena supported Roxy's idea, but Jessica and Maura sided with Jill. I knew that my vote would be the tiebreaker, so I thought both ideas through before speaking.

"I vote for Juneau." I said. After realizing what I said, Roxy looked crestfallen. "Your idea is good, but Juneau is closer than Rome." I added, hoping that that would make Roxy feel better. I didn't want to upset any of my friends before we started the hunt.

"That makes sense." Jill said with a grin. I could tell that she was trying to hide the pride she undoubtledly felt.

"So, when do we leave?" Jessica asked.

"Well, we should all have some sort have backpack to carry personal stuff in. It would also be good to have a bag with emergency food and drinks. The books should also have their own small bag. Did any of you bring a bag?" I said.

All of the girls said that they'd brought a bag and left it in the front hall. While my friends went to retrieve their bags, I gathered a small stash of new food and neatly set it in a canvas tote. Once I'd grabbed as much food as I believed to be necessary, I set the tote down and hurried upstairs to my room so I could pack my bag.

After stuffing my backpack full of extra clothes, toiletries, a few personal items, my cell phone, and some money, I zipped up my bag and exited my room.

Upon seeing me, Maura exclaimed, "Let's go!"

All of the girls headed to the door, but I stayed behind long enough to scribble a note. It read:

A few KidPub members and I left for Juneau, Alaska. If you need to find us, call this number.

At the bottom, I wrote my phone number down and taped the notice to the front door. After making sure the note was secure, I ran to the sidewalk where my friends were waiting.

Once I joined them, we left silently.


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This is great!!! ^_^ My only

This is great!!! ^_^
My only CC is this: I have all of those books in my house. O.o
Well actually, my neighbor had the Harry Potter series, but he would let me borrow it, if not keep it. What I mean is that you might want to make there more books, or have them be obscure/rare books very few people have heard of. The ones you named are really popular and easy to find.
Oh yeah, and where are your parents? XD Wouldn't kids' parents object to them leaving for a stranger's house, and then for Alaska or Rome?
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Other than that,excellent! I can't wait for more :D

Drink the poison of life.

Posted by JoMarch on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 15:16
Thanks! On the book thing,

Thanks! On the book thing, I'm going to make those harder to find than usual... I just used those because I didn't want to use books that nobody knew of. And my parents are on vacation, my older sibling away at college. For the other KPers, I'm probably going to have them say that they made up an excuse to leave and their parents were OK with it. I'll start chapter 2 ASAP.

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by C.A. Cupid (Abbey) on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 15:50
Yay!! It's up!! This is

Yay!! It's up!! This is really good :D I can't wait for the next chapter ^_^

My parents probably wouldn't notice I was gone, so you don't have to worry about that if you end up using my character :)

 

In my dreams I dream of flying. In reality, I chase that dream with a horse

My latest- http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/prolouge-new-story-i-have-jus...

Posted by Maiven on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 16:41
Thanks! I'll be using all

Thanks! I'll be using all characters that sign up, so yours will be included. And the 2nd chapter will be up soon!

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by C.A. Cupid (Abbey) on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 18:13
Yayness!! I. Can't. Wait!! I

Yayness!! I. Can't. Wait!! I love these KidPub stories, and seeing how everyone portrays everyone else :D

 

In my dreams I dream of flying. In reality, I chase that dream with a horse

My latest- http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/prolouge-new-story-i-have-jus...

Posted by Maiven on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 18:19
Me too. Reading other KP

Me too. Reading other KP stories is actually what made me want to write one.

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by C.A. Cupid (Abbey) on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 18:37
haha XD my parents would

haha XD my parents would freak out! I would still find a way though!

 

 

You have no idea what i am capable of~Lahlia

I am more than you could ever possibly imagine~Iris

You are capable of so much more than you think~Leighla

Posted by Leighla on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 19:52
I must go sign

I must go sign up...

_______
"With great power... comes great need to take a nap." -Nico di Angelo, The Last Olympian

Posted by Magyk (TDC & Turtle) on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 17:14
Okay! Please read and

Okay!

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by C.A. Cupid (Abbey) on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 18:13
I signed up! Just to tell

I signed up! Just to tell you i haven't read or know about any of the books above. You can add The Inheritance Cycle? (the Eragon series, if you know it)

Posted by Emily on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 19:30
Thanks! I've never read the

Thanks! I've never read the Eragon series, so I don't think I'll add that. Glad you like it!

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by C.A. Cupid (Abbey) on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 21:12
Holy crud.... That was

Holy crud....

That was really cool, you already got me hooked! (It is pretty hard to get me hooked in books)

And you also started off really good!

Also, i think you should come up with more books too, there is this book series called "Pegasus" by Kate O'hearn...

I was beyond hooked in those!

Another one would be "Chronica del Famoso Cavallero Cid Ruy Diaz Campeador " I literally JUST looked that up, all you gotta do is type in old rare books, i did old rare history books though.

Either way though it is epic!

 

You have no idea what i am capable of~Lahlia

I am more than you could ever possibly imagine~Iris

You are capable of so much more than you think~Leighla

Posted by Leighla on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 19:50
Thanks! I've read Pegasus

Thanks! I've read Pegasus and I own it... I love it! Although since they already have to find 18 books, I don't think I'll add any more.

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by C.A. Cupid (Abbey) on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 21:15
IT IS An amazing series!

IT IS An amazing series! Have you read 2 3 and 4? 5 is coming out may...

You have no idea what i am capable of~

Lahlia I am more than you could ever possibly imagine~Iris

You are capable of so much more than you think~Leighla

Posted by Leighla on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 23:06
Heh-heh, I saw me. ^_^ Yerp,

Heh-heh, I saw me. ^_^ Yerp, so, anyhoo, this is awesome. I like how we're going to the places in the books to find them. And when shall the "twist" *coughcoughwinkcough* come in? Soonish?

 

~~Hey you; get off of my cloud~~

Posted by Poison Ivy {Lena} on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 21:16
Thanks! And the "twist" will

Thanks! And the "twist" will come up as soon as they find their 1st book, so... Chapter 2 or 3.

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by C.A. Cupid (Abbey) on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:07
Awesome! I get my way! Yay!

Awesome! I get my way! Yay! ;)

Great job on this, Abbey! Faved!

Say, just say I told my parents that "I got picked for the Kidpub Summer/Winter camp. I'll be gone for... I'll call you!"

And rushed out the door before their answering. Unfortunely, I do not have a cell phone, so they'll be steamed by the time we get back... :P

 

*Jill*

~*Hand-Drawn Book covers!*~ At least CLICK! http://www.kidpub.com/story/book-cover-business-okay-peoples-all-new-try... Hand drawn and awesome!

Posted by ~*LightDreamer*... on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 01:37
Thanks! And I only made you

Thanks! And I only made you get your way because Juneau was closer to my character's house than Rome was. The KP summer/winter camp is a great idea! I'll definitely use that.

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by C.A. Cupid (Abbey) on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:09
I absolutely loved this

I absolutely loved this chapter! I can't wait for the rest! I am very excited to see my character, Jessica, in there. ^_^ Post more soon! :D

Book I | Chapter One * Bringing Humanity Back *NEW* Chapter One is finally out!

*~Click here to read!~*

Posted by Jessica on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 20:39
Thanks! I will! Please read

Thanks! I will!

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by C.A. Cupid (Abbey) on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 21:02
Can't you just go to a

Can't you just go to a bookstore and buy them all?

Posted by Hermione on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 19:50
Well, in real-life, yeah...

Well, in real-life, yeah... But I plan to make the books way harder to find...

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by Venus McFlytrap... on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:02
Maybe, in order to save KP,

Maybe, in order to save KP, we need to find the books in the places that they take place? Just a suggestion to make it harder.

 

~~Hey you; get off of my cloud~~

Posted by Poison Ivy {Lena} on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:41
Good. But I feel the book is

Good. But I feel the book is moving too quickly, you have had too much happen in one chapter. Mabye you could slow down a bit. Introduce people in the 2nd or 3rd chapter. Also, I could go to the libary and get the book, mabye you should put a book on the lict that is lost. Like make a book from the victorians that hasnt been around for 100 years, Just an idea. But i do like it and i will be reading the next chapter but please dont make t too much like the kp story m writing.

oh i forgot a bit of cc  

you need a reason for kp to be shutting down, at least make then question why it is being and also her parents would not like the idea of going  of going miles away witn a bunch of strangers, so she would have to make up an excuse, like i have been told that i am to jin a writing contest at school and then tell them you had to leave right away and that he shcool will email them, and then you make the email. But i know that is alot of cc there but it doens't mean i dont like it cuz i do. Its just i want to help. It was very intresing ad i really want to how they get  the books

~ Shortbread (Helen) ~

~If life gives you an orange, make apple juice~

Posted by Shortbread (Helen) on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 12:18
you prove a point here and i

you prove a point here and i agree, but not with the whole jumping right in, well, maybe a little. But i am partially fine with it because i did the same exact thing in my book.

 

You have no idea what i am capable of~Lahlia

I am more than you could ever possibly imagine~Iris

You are capable of so much more than you think~Leighla

Posted by Leighla on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 08:27
Thanks for the CC. Maybe I

Thanks for the CC. Maybe I did move things along too fast... I might change that when (if) I edit. And I won't make this like your story, don't worry.

Please read and comment on my KP story, Saving KidPub - http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/saving-kidpub-chapter-1-17341...

Posted by Venus McFlytrap... on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 18:23
When Is Chapter Two coming

When Is Chapter Two coming OUT?Q?Q?Q?Q?Q?Q?Q

 

 

You need to stop acting like your all adults! ~Lucy Pevensie

 

I am an adult~ Trumpkin

Posted by Garrett on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 19:20
*Hums as she waits* ;P   In

*Hums as she waits* ;P

 

In my dreams I dream of flying. In reality, I chase that dream with a horse

My latest- http://www.kidpub.com/book-page-or-chapter/prolouge-new-story-i-have-jus...

Posted by Maiven on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 12:45
I WANT CHAPTER TWO!!!

I WANT CHAPTER TWO!!! PLEASE! YOUR KILLING ME!!!

 

 

"Not stealing, just borrowing with intent to keep" ~Paelen from Pegasus

"I used to like math, then it turned into algebra." ~ Me

"I am more than you ever imagine" ~Iris

Posted by Leighla on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 14:20
when are you going to make

when are you going to make chapter two?

 

"Not stealing, just borrowing with intent to keep" ~Paelen from Pegasus

I need a name for my book! Help me choose at: http://www.kidpub.com/poll/i-need-name-book-i-am-writing-which-one-sound...

Posted by Leighla on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 17:10
This is really good! Looking

This is really good! Looking forward to Chapter 2!

Posted by Will on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 15:40
Sorry chapter two isn't out

Sorry chapter two isn't out yet... I've had really bad WB. DX

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Posted by Bicelia (Abbey) on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 12:55

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