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->''"[[IncrediblyLamePun An UnFOOgettable Series]]"''
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A series of novels by Obert Skye.

It begins with fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps living a sucking life with his [[AbusiveParents step aunt Addy and her husband Terry Graph]] in a trailer home at Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. One day,[[DeadpanSnarker Clover]], a [[ExpositionFairy Sycophant]], reveals himself. Clover tells Leven that he's been watching over him all his life, usually invisible. He and Leven have got to find the gateway into the world called ''Foo'' and then destroy that gateway. Foo is Clover's world, [[DreamLand the place that makes dreams possible]].

Humans who get trapped in Foo are called Nits, and one Nit named Sabine has taken over, leading his armies in search of the gateway. If they find the gateway, they'll lead everyone into reality, Foo will empty out and the lack of dreams will destroy humanity. Although Clover's former "burn" (or master) knew all about the gateway and took him through it about fourteen years ago, Clover never got to see it and doesn't know where it is. A Lithen named [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Geth]] who knows where the gateway is had been captured and transformed into a seed by Sabine, but Clover knows that his burn got the seed and planted in in reality. Thus Leven and Clover set out to find Geth so that they can enter Foo and destroy the only way out.

There are Five Books:

* ''Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo'' (2005)
* ''Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret'' (2006)
* ''Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the Want'' (2007)
* ''Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra'' (2008)
* ''Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder'' (2009)

''Professor Winsnicker's Book of Proper Etiquette for Well-Mannered Sycophants'' is a side-book that takes place prior to the series.

Leven Thumps is followed by a sequel trilogy called ''Beyond Foo''

* ''Geth and the Return of the Lithens'' (2011)
* ''Geth and the Deception of Dreams'' (2012)
* ''TBA''

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!!This Series Contains Examples Of

* AbusiveParents: Justified with Janet Frore as [[spoiler: she was chosen to be Winter's adoptive mom because she was such a {{Jerkass}}]]. Played straight with [[spoiler: Elton, who wants to kill Leven, because Maria Thumps died in childbirth]].
* AntiHero: [[spoiler: Azure]] after [[spoiler: his]] HeelFaceTurn.
* AntiVillain: [[LiteralSplitPersonality Ezra]] even though his ultimate goal is to [[spoiler: kill Geth and take over the world]].
* {{Badass}}: Sabine [[spoiler: froze the entire world!]]
* BadassNormal: [[spoiler: Elton]] who, despite having no gift is strong enough to beat up [[TheChosenOne Leven]] even though Leven was in his fully powered state.
* BalloonBelly: Winter in book one when she eats too much of a Filler Crisp.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Geth's personality.
* BigBad: Sabine, [[spoiler: Jamoon]], Azure, and [[spoiler: The Dearth source of all hatred and evil.]]
* BigGood: The Want aka [[spoiler: Hector Thumps, then Leven Thumps]] and [[spoiler: The Tree.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Rants. Half of them is always what someone is dreaming of and they cannot manipulate dreams. Cue [[ComicBook/TwoFace Two-Face]] jokes.
* BrickJoke: In book four we find out Leven's favourite number is 11. In book five [[spoiler: it's the number of whacks to destroy the tree and also his name]].
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Winter's]] gift is stolen because Jamoon sucks it out with a machine [[spoiler: that Winter actually created]].
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. [[spoiler: Leven]] is happy to see [[spoiler: [[AbusiveParents Elton]]]] but [[spoiler: Elton calls Leven out for killing Maria Thumps in childbirth]].
* TheChosenOne: Leven. [[spoiler: which is partially why [[AbusiveParents Elton Thumps]] hates him so much]].
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: The Dearth.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: The narrator and Clover.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Dennis by Sabine]] for the first half of book three.
* DinkyDrivers: In the first book, Clover commandeers a motor vehicle to catch up to Leven and Winter. He eventually sets up a system to keep the pedals pushed while he hurtles along the street at breakneck pace.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Hector Thumps, Amelia Thumps, Elton Thumps, Dennis O. Wood and Clover]].
* TheDragon: Jamoon to Sabine, Sabine and Azure to [[spoiler: The Dearth]].
* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler: Jamoon]] becomes the BigBad after [[spoiler:Sabine's death]].
* EatenAlive: Some Bickerwicks Winter forages for in book 2. Since she didn't chew them enough, they argue in her stomach. [[spoiler:This gets her caught by the BigBad.]]
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The Dearth, a soil monster]].
* EleventhHourSuperpower: When Leven [[spoiler: gets the force]].
* EvilUncle: Terry.
* ExpositionFairy: The purpose of sycophants.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: The Tree]].
* TheFilmOfTheBook: Currently with [[DevelopmentHell no script or actors]].
* {{Flight}}: One of the gifts.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Clover has a pouch called a void that can hold an unlimited amount of stuff.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Ezra, Azure, Jamoon, Terry and Ady, and Phoebe]].
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: Azure was Geth's friend, but pulled a FaceHeelTurn and joined the Dearth until Book Four. Then he pulled a HeelFaceTurn and teamed up with Leven.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. [[spoiler: Azure almost died at the end of book four, but was okay in book five. Leven was supposed to pull one, but didn't.]]
* HypocriticalHumour: The author insults bathroom scenes as the intro to a bathroom scene.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: One of the gifts.
* {{Jerkass}}: Sometimes Leven, Terry and Ady, [[spoiler: Hector Thumps]]/The Want, [[spoiler: Elton Thumps]]. Let's just say all [[spoiler: Thumps]] are like this. Also [[AbusiveParents Janet Frore]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Terry and Ady.]]
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: From StarWars. Darth Vader shows up, and at the end of book five [[spoiler: Leven gets the force]].
* LetsMeetTheMeat: Some of Clover's food can talk!
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Ezra, manifestation of all the hatred and evil in [[spoiler: Geth]]. Also, Janet's whisp.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Longings cause everyone to go mad with love.
* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler: Leven to Elton in book five]].
* TheMasquerade: It's revealed at the end of book four that [[spoiler: the government knows about Foo.]]
* MeaningfulName:
** Winter, [[spoiler: The Dearth (the words death and earth),]] and [[spoiler: E.]] Leven Thumps, [[spoiler: the number of thumps to knock down the tree and defeat The Dearth]].
** "Dearth" [[spoiler: goes beyond being a portmanteau off "death" and "earth"--"dirt"'s implied in there too, and "dearth" means scarcity, famine, lack--which is exactly what the Dearth intends to cause for both worlds.]]
* MindScrew: As Janet puts it in book five [[spoiler: "I came back to tell myself I was sorry?"]]
* NeverTrustATitle: In ''Wrath of Ezra'', the titular wrath is when Ezra says he hates [[spoiler: Elton]] on the last page.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Leven unleashing [[spoiler: [[BigBad The Dearth]] and the secret of how to kill sycophants]].
* ObviouslyEvil: [[spoiler: Farrow]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Winter is [[spoiler: 38, but looks 13]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: The Dearth after getting to reality]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: [[spoiler: Leven is actually his middle name]].
* ResetButton: [[spoiler: The ending of book five.]]
* SequelSeries: Beyond Foo.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Albert Welch, who Leven saves in the forest in book two.
* SuperPowerLottery: Upon entering Foo, you are given one of twelve gifts:
** {{Flight}}
** [[IntangibleMan Fade in and Out]]
** [[XRayVision See Through Soil]]
** [[FastTunnelling Burrow]]
** [[SuperSpeed Run Like the Wind]]
** [[AnIcePerson Freeze Things]]
** [[BreathWeapon Breathe]] [[PlayingWithFire Fire]]
** [[XRayVision See Through Stone]]
** [[MindOverMatter Levitate Objects]]
** [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Shri]][[SizeShifter nk]]
** [[ShockAndAwe Throw Lightning]]
** [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway Push and Bind Dreams]]
* SwallowedWhole: Happens in book one [[spoiler: when the gang is eaten by an earth snake]].
** Also happens in book 2 [[spoiler: when Leven accidentally swallows Geth]].
* ThemeNaming: [[spoiler: Winter's original family, seeing as she had a sister named Spring.]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Dennis and Ezra.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Vacuums for whisps. [[spoiler: Clapping]] for shadows.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Leven is 14, but after book two, he looks 21.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: At the end of book two it turns out the secret [[spoiler: is how to kill sycophants.]]
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