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Shift - Jennifer Bradbury

Hardcover Published: 20th May 2008
ISBN: 9781416947325
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 12+ years old

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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.

"This is great realistic mystery. Jennifer Bradbury tells a totally believable, totally engrossing story. You will keep the pages turning." -- Chris Crutcher, the Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning author of Deadline and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
* "Bradbury's keen details about the bike trip, the places, the weather, the food, the camping, and the locals add wonderful texture to this exciting first nove."--Booklist, starred review
"Endowing both boys with a heavy dose of idealism, responsibility and self-preservation, Bradbury makes their growth feel genuine and even profound."--Publishers Weekly
"The journey [is] the kind of glorious, frustrating, life-changing experience that the boys had hoped and that readers will yearningly imagine....Readers will come for the thrill of the open road and stay for an authentic picture of a friendship between two young men about to tackle adulthood in very different ways."--The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

ISBN: 9781416947325
ISBN-10: 1416947329
Audience: General
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 20th May 2008
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.06 x 14.83  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1