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Some friends fade away....Others disappear. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Imagine you and your best friend head out West on a cross-country bike trek. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Imagine that the two of you get into a fight — and stop riding together. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Imagine you reach Seattle, go back home, start college. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Imagine you think your former best friend does too. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Imagine he doesn't. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Imagine your world shifting.... andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;Shiftandlt;/iandgt; is a tour de force — a literary debut that'll knock the wind out of you as it explores the depths of loyalty, the depths of friendship, and the unknowable depths of another person.

Review:

"For best friends Chris and Win, nothing could be more gratifying than a two-month-long cross-country bike trip following high school graduation. But when Win suddenly disappears somewhere in Montana, and Chris, the narrator, returns home alone to Virginia with only a hunch where his friend might be, Chris's once-firm grasp on reality slowly begins to weaken — especially when Win's overprotective, blowhard father launches an FBI investigation to track down his son. This debut novel transcends the run-of-the-mill alienated-teens-on-a-road-trip plot. While the boys meet interesting people and discover fascinating and gorgeously lonesome parts of the country, they also evolve in ways neither thought possible. Endowing both boys with a heavy dose of idealism, responsibility and self-preservation, Bradbury makes their growth feel genuine and even profound. Chris and readers are equally in the dark about Win's disappearance, making the mystery that much more exciting. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Some friends fade away....Others disappear.

Imagine you and your best friend head out West on a cross-country bike trek.

Imagine that the two of you get into a fight — and stop riding together.

Imagine you reach Seattle, go back home, start college.

Imagine you think your former best friend does too.

Imagine he doesn't.

Imagine your world shifting....

Shift is a tour de force — a literary debut that'll knock the wind out of you as it explores the depths of loyalty, the depths of friendship, and the unknowable depths of another person.

About the Author

Jennifer Bradbury is an English teacher living in Burlington, Washington. She and her husband took a two-month-long bicycling trek from Charleston, South Carolina, to Los Angeles, California, for their honeymoon, changing more than fifty flat tires along the way. She was also a one-day winner of Jeopardy! Shift is her debut novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416947325
Author:
Bradbury, Jennifer
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt (spot gloss UV)
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 256 pages Atheneum Books - English 9781416947325 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "For best friends Chris and Win, nothing could be more gratifying than a two-month-long cross-country bike trip following high school graduation. But when Win suddenly disappears somewhere in Montana, and Chris, the narrator, returns home alone to Virginia with only a hunch where his friend might be, Chris's once-firm grasp on reality slowly begins to weaken — especially when Win's overprotective, blowhard father launches an FBI investigation to track down his son. This debut novel transcends the run-of-the-mill alienated-teens-on-a-road-trip plot. While the boys meet interesting people and discover fascinating and gorgeously lonesome parts of the country, they also evolve in ways neither thought possible. Endowing both boys with a heavy dose of idealism, responsibility and self-preservation, Bradbury makes their growth feel genuine and even profound. Chris and readers are equally in the dark about Win's disappearance, making the mystery that much more exciting. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Some friends fade away....Others disappear.

Imagine you and your best friend head out West on a cross-country bike trek.

Imagine that the two of you get into a fight — and stop riding together.

Imagine you reach Seattle, go back home, start college.

Imagine you think your former best friend does too.

Imagine he doesn't.

Imagine your world shifting....

Shift is a tour de force — a literary debut that'll knock the wind out of you as it explores the depths of loyalty, the depths of friendship, and the unknowable depths of another person.

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