Monday, October 15, 2012

Teen Read Month Special: Our Favorites - Shift

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.

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