Synopses & Reviews
andlt;b andgt;Some friends fade awayand#8230;.Others disappear. Now in paperback, a riveting mystery that will and#8220;keep the pages turningand#8221; (Chris Crutcher, author of andlt;i andgt;Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnesandlt;/iandgt;).andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Imagine you and your best friend head out West on a cross-country bike trek. Imagine that you get into a fightand#8212;the cheap SOB wonand#8217;t kick in any cashand#8212;and you stop riding together. Imagine you reach Seattle, go home alone, and start college. Imagine you think your former best friend does too. Imagine he didnand#8217;t, that he was carrying more than $20,000 in cash the whole trip, and that now the FBI is looking for him. Imagine your world shifting....andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Shift andlt;/iandgt;is a breathtaking tour-de-force that explores the depths of loyalty and friendshipand#8212;and the unknowable depths of another person.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;
"This is great realistic mystery. Jennifer Bradbury tells a totally believable, totally engrossing story. You will keep the pages turning." -- Chris Crutcher, the Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning author of Deadline and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
* "Bradbury's keen details about the bike trip, the places, the weather, the food, the camping, and the locals add wonderful texture to this exciting first nove."--Booklist, starred review
"Endowing both boys with a heavy dose of idealism, responsibility and self-preservation, Bradbury makes their growth feel genuine and even profound."--Publishers Weekly
"The journey [is] the kind of glorious, frustrating, life-changing experience that the boys had hoped and that readers will yearningly imagine....Readers will come for the thrill of the open road and stay for an authentic picture of a friendship between two young men about to tackle adulthood in very different ways."--The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
Imagine you and your best friend head off on a cross-country bike trek.
Imagine that you get into a fight -- the cheap s.o.b. won't kick in any cash.
Imagine you stop riding together.
Imagine you reach Seattle then come home alone, still p.o-ed.
Imagine the FBI is now at your college dorm.
Imagine finding out that your former best friend never made it home.
And imagine that he had actually been carrying over $20,000 in cash with him.
Imagine your world shifting....
A tour-de-force about biking, friendship, and the depths of loyalty by a debut novelist who has in fact biked cross country.
About the Author
Jennifer Bradbury is the author of the middle grade novel andlt;iandgt;River Runs Deepandlt;/iandgt; and of several critically acclaimed young adult novels: andlt;iandgt;A Moment Comesandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Wrappedandlt;/iandgt;, and her debut, andlt;iandgt;Shiftandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;which Kirkus Reviews called and#8220;fresh, absorbing, compellingand#8221; in a starred review. andlt;iandgt;Shiftandlt;/iandgt; was picked as an ALA and a School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults and is also on numerous state reading lists. A former English teacher and one-day andlt;iandgt;Jeopardy!andlt;/iandgt; champ, she lives with her family in Burlington, Washington.