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  • ISBN: 1250297516
  • ISBN: 9781250297518
  • Physical Description: 333 pages ; 21 cm.
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor Teen, 2019.

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Summary, etc.: Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond "typical." Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy--he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb's life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam. Adam's feelings are big and all-consuming, but they fit together with Caleb's feelings in a way that he can't quite understand. Caleb's therapist, Dr. Bright, encourages Caleb to explore this connection by befriending Adam. As he and Adam grow closer, Caleb learns more about his ability, himself, his therapist--who seems to know a lot more than she lets on--and just how dangerous being an Atypical can be.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Derived from the author's popular sf podcast, The Bright Sessions, this debut novel tells the compelling story of high-schoolers Caleb and Adam. A golden boy, Caleb is a handsome, sensitive football star but, more important, he is an Atypical, an empath who feels other peoples' sometimes suffocating emotions. Being in a crowd is agony for him. Indeed, the only person he grows to feel comfortable around is classmate Adam—self-hating, self-injuring, gay, depressive Adam. From being virtual strangers, the two lonely boys become friends and then fall in love. Or do they? For Caleb isn't sure if the emotions he is feeling are his or Adam's. Furthermore, a secret is revealed about Adam's neuroscientist parents that threatens to end the boys' growing relationship altogether. Shippen does a superb job of handling a swirl of complex emotions, ranging from subtle to fiery as the boys struggle to complete each other and share their differences. This dramatic story is the first in a planned trilogy set to delve into the lives of other Bright Sessions characters. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    Derived from the author's popular sf podcast, The Bright Sessions, this debut novel tells the compelling story of high-schoolers Caleb and Adam. A golden boy, Caleb is a handsome, sensitive football star but, more important, he is an Atypical, an empath who feels other peoples' sometimes suffocating emotions. Being in a crowd is agony for him. Indeed, the only person he grows to feel comfortable around is classmate Adam—self-hating, self-injuring, gay, depressive Adam. From being virtual strangers, the two lonely boys become friends and then fall in love. Or do they? For Caleb isn't sure if the emotions he is feeling are his or Adam's. Furthermore, a secret is revealed about Adam's neuroscientist parents that threatens to end the boys' growing relationship altogether. Shippen does a superb job of handling a swirl of complex emotions, ranging from subtle to fiery as the boys struggle to complete each other and share their differences. This dramatic story is the first in a planned trilogy set to delve into the lives of other Bright Sessions characters. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LAUREN SHIPPEN, author of The Infinite Noise, is a writer best known for her work in fiction podcasts. She is the creator and sole writer of the popular audio drama, The Bright Sessions. She went on to executive produce The AM Archives and co-produce Passenger List before founding Atypical Artists, a company dedicated to audio storytelling. She wrote MARVELS, an audio adaptation of the popular comic, released in 2019 by Marvel and Stitcher. Lauren was named one of Forbes's 2018 30 Under 30 in Media and one of MovieMaker Magazine's and Austin Film Festival’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch. She was born in New York City and grew up in Bronxville, New York. She currently lives in Los Angeles but travels frequently to New York.

Subject: Gay teenagers
Behavior therapists Fiction
Football players Fiction
Superheroes Fiction
Gay teenagers Fiction
Teenagers Fiction
Young adult fiction
Behavior therapists Fiction
Ability Fiction
Empathy Fiction
Football players Fiction
Superheroes Fiction
Gay teenagers Fiction
Teenagers Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Gay fiction.
Young adult works.
Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
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