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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Crookston Public Library Y TAK (Text) 33500013313465 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y TAK (Text) 33500013313457 New On holds shelf -
Roseau Public Library ya TAK (Text) 35500006333726 New Checked out 02/02/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781536207767
  • ISBN: 1536207764
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2020.

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Seventeen-year-old Chloe had a plan: work hard, get good grades, and attend a top-tier college. But after she collapses during cross-country practice and is told that she needs a new heart, all her careful preparations are laid to waste. Eight months after her transplant, everything is different. Stuck in summer school with the underachievers, all she wants to do now is grab her surfboard and hit the waves---which is strange, because she wasn't interested in surfing before her transplant. (It doesn't hurt that her instructor, Kai, is seriously good-looking.) And that's not all that's strange. There's also the vivid recurring nightmare about crashing a motorcycle in a tunnel and memories of people and places she doesn't recognize. Is there something wrong with her head now, too, or is there another explanation for what she's experiencing? As she searches for answers, and as her attraction to Kai intensifies, what she learns will lead her to question everything she thought she knew--about life, death, love, identity, and the true nature of reality.-- Publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 November #1
    During fall track training, senior Chloe passes out and wakes to a diagnosis that indicates she needs a new heart. Following her transplant, Chloe feels unable to connect to her previous life, and she is plagued by blood-soaked nightmares and fragmented memories of unfamiliar people and places. While finishing classes in summer school, Chloe researches posttransplant experiences, discovering the possibility of cellular memory. She fuses this with her interest in multiverses and wonders if this could be the key to her posttransplant self. Meanwhile, she's uncharacteristically drawn to taking surfing lessons with a Japanese American guy named Kai, on whom she develops a deep crush. The concurrent covert hunt for her unnamed donor takes her all over the Bay Area, spawning myriad emotions in the young woman. The novel's light foray into sci-fi might not appeal to some readers, but it shouldn't scare them away. With shades of the film Return to Me, the book asks thought-provoking questions about the fragility of life, our place in the universe, and the possibilities of multiverses and cellular memory. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Shannon Takaoka has worked as a writer, editor, and public relations consultant in the technology and life sciences field. She is a lover of all things nerdy&;from time travel to weird science and dragons. Everything I Thought I Knew is her first novel. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.

Subject: Heart > Transplantation > Patients > Juvenile fiction.
Organ donors > Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls > Juvenile fiction.
Life change events > Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept) > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.

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