Vicki Grant is an award winning author of young adult (YA) books, mysteries, funny books for kids & teens, and novels for reluctant readers.

Short for Chameleon

March 2017

Project Description

Comedy, mystery, romance for young teens

Embarrassed by your brother? Estranged from your uncle? Then you might need some help from Almost Family Surrogate Agency. Cam Redden and his dad are rent-a-relatives, available for hire to anyone looking to upgrade.

Cam’s job is all about being whoever other people want him to be. Then two new clients come along. Albertina is an old lady with a big mouth, a bigger wig and a serious mission. Raylene is a beautiful girl with a nose ring, a wonky eye and a painful secret. Now to get to the bottom of the tragic mysteries that fuel them both, Cam may finally have to be himself.


Four stars! “Highly recommended”
CM Magazine

“Part mystery, part romance… all heart”
National Reading Campaign

“Vicki Grant…excels here in silly Sherlock mode”
Globe & Mail

“Madcap humour…I frequently laughed out loud.”
Canadian Children’s Book News

“Original, hilarious and evocative.”
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