Today's Teen Read Month favorite is by David from the Camano Island Library Pilot Project, who enjoyed Shift by Jennifer Bradbury.
"Chris and his
best friend Win take off on a cross-country bike trip at the end of the summer,
heading to Seattle from West Virginia. Right around Concrete, Chris gets a
flat, and rather than wait for him, Win speeds ahead. Chris eventually makes it
to Seattle, and when he gets back home to West Virginia, the FBI is waiting:
they want to know where Win disappeared to. “Shift” is a compelling story about
friendships and the (literal) road not taken. Plus you get to name-check
Concrete, Sedro-Woolley, Chuckanut Drive and more!"
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.
For more books that take place in our area, check out our teen booklist The Pacific Northwest.