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Publisher Comments:

2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Travis Coates has a good headand#8230;on someone elseand#8217;s shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Awardand#8211;winning andlt;iandgt;Where Things Come Backandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Listenand#8212;Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasnand#8217;t.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Now heand#8217;s alive again.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Simple as that.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guyand#8217;s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, heand#8217;s still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe sheand#8217;s not his girlfriend anymore? Thatand#8217;s a bit fuzzy too.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Oh well, you only live twice.

Review:

"Like baseball great Ted Williams, Travis Coates has his head surgically removed and cryogenically frozen after he dies (of leukemia at age 16). Unlike Williams, Travis is a fictional character, and five years after his death, technological advances allow doctors to attach his head to a donor body that's taller and more muscular than the original. Whaley's second novel (following his Printz-winning Where Things Come Back) is far more concerned with matters of the heart than with how head reattachment surgery would work. Travis awakens to restart where he left off — sophomore year — but everyone he knew has moved on. Best friend Kyle is struggling through college; former girlfriend Cate is engaged to someone else. As only the second cryogenics patient successfully revived, Travis is in uncharted territory; he's 'over' high school, but not ready to be anywhere else. Travis's comic determination to turn back the hands of time and win Cate's love is poignant and heartbreaking. His status in limbo will resonate with teens who feel the same frustration at being treated like kids and told to act like adults. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Stephen Barr, Writers House." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

John Corey Whaley grew up in Louisiana. His debut novel, andlt;iandgt;Where Things Come Back, andlt;/iandgt;was the 2012 winner of the Michael L. Printz and the William C. Morris Awards. You can learn more about him at JohnCoreyWhaley.com and follow him on Twitter: @Corey_Whaley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442458727
Author:
Whaley, John Corey
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Subject:
national book award finalist; coming-of-age; coming of age; growing up; head transplant; cancer; fault in our stars; John Green; feed; sci fi; science fiction; sci-fi; Printz; Morris; humor; absurd; relationships; ex-girlfriend; new friends; leukemia; tra
Subject:
national book award finalist; coming-of-age; coming of age; growing up; head transplant; cancer; fault in our stars; John Green; feed; sci fi; science fiction; sci-fi; Printz; Morris; humor; absurd; relationships; ex-girlfriend; new friends; leukemia; tra
Subject:
national book award finalist; coming-of-age; coming of age; growing up; head transplant; cancer; fault in our stars; John Green; feed; sci fi; science fiction; sci-fi; Printz; Morris; humor; absurd; relationships; ex-girlfriend; new friends; leukemia; tra
Subject:
national book award finalist; coming-of-age; coming of age; growing up; head transplant; cancer; fault in our stars; John Green; feed; sci fi; science fiction; sci-fi; Printz; Morris; humor; absurd; relationships; ex-girlfriend; new friends; leukemia; tra
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (fx: spot color, emboss); digita
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 352 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781442458727 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Like baseball great Ted Williams, Travis Coates has his head surgically removed and cryogenically frozen after he dies (of leukemia at age 16). Unlike Williams, Travis is a fictional character, and five years after his death, technological advances allow doctors to attach his head to a donor body that's taller and more muscular than the original. Whaley's second novel (following his Printz-winning Where Things Come Back) is far more concerned with matters of the heart than with how head reattachment surgery would work. Travis awakens to restart where he left off — sophomore year — but everyone he knew has moved on. Best friend Kyle is struggling through college; former girlfriend Cate is engaged to someone else. As only the second cryogenics patient successfully revived, Travis is in uncharted territory; he's 'over' high school, but not ready to be anywhere else. Travis's comic determination to turn back the hands of time and win Cate's love is poignant and heartbreaking. His status in limbo will resonate with teens who feel the same frustration at being treated like kids and told to act like adults. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Stephen Barr, Writers House." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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