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Bagley Public Library Y TEB (Text) 33500013096300 New Available -
Fosston Public Library Y TEB (Text) 33500013096318 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781524715229
  • ISBN: 1524715220
  • ISBN: 9781524715243
  • ISBN: 1524715247
  • Physical Description: 295 pages 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2019]

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"In two parallel universes, eighteen-year-old Chris navigates the summer before college--in one universe he is forced to spend three months with his emotionally distant father in California, and in the other he remains home and deals with a swiftly changing friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    *Starred Review* So, here's the story—er, stories, for there are two of them in this wildly ingenious novel. Both feature the same protagonist, Chris Schweitzer. Both have the same catalyst: the gay, rising college freshman hu­ffs some nitrous oxide and passes out - at. In one version of the story, the truth outs and Chris is sent to California from his small-town Ohio home to live with his obnoxious father, a famous physicist. In the second version, Chris stays in Ohio with his best friends Anna and Wex. The three teens' friendship begins to change awkwardly when Wex and Anna fall in love, leaving Chris a third wheel, lonely for love himself. Meanwhile, California Chris meets a boy with the improbable name of Swift, and the two fall in like, maybe in love. So we have two parallel versions of the same story and, thanks to Chris' father's profession, lots of musings about the multiverse and parallel universes. When Ohio Chris then has to go to California for his father's wedding, will the parallel lines bend and somehow unite the two stories? If all of this sounds a bit confusing, it is—at first. But readers will quickly become accustomed to the conceit and enjoy the clever story and extremely well-realized characters. Altogether, the novel's a winner in this and any other universe. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Chris Tebbetts is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of James Patterson's Middle School series. Originally from Yellow Springs, Ohio, Tebbetts is a graduate of Northwestern University. He lives and writes in Vermont. Find him online at and on Twitter at @christebbetts.

Subject: Space and time > Juvenile fiction.
Space and time > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Gay teenagers > Fiction.
Space and time > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Science fiction.
Space and time.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Science fiction.

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