Shift

by Bradbury, Jennifer

Format: Print Book ©2008.
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
Available (9)
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA BRADBURY Jennifer
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Fiction YA BRADBURY
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA BRADBURY 2008 CRAFTON 07/08
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F BRADBURY
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Fiction YA BR
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Penn Hills Library Youth Y BRA
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult Teen Fic Bra
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Sewickley Public Library Closed Stacks YA BRA
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Sewickley Public Library Closed Stacks YA BRA
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Before they start college, Chris and his best friend, Win, bike 3,000 miles across country from their home in West Virginia to California. On the way, they get into a big fight, and Win disappears. Now an FBI agent is at Chris' college dorm asking questions, and Chris is being followed. Along with the mystery and the mounting suspense come flashbacks to the friends' cross-country adventure. Some metaphors and messages are too heavily spelled out (including a character wrestling with an angel), and, of course, Chris' search for his friend is a search for himself. But 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 novel, as Chris remembers the trip and returns to find what really happened. Best of all is the friendship story; many teens will recognize how even between close buddies, there's rivalry, anger, and heartbreak.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "For best friends Chris and Win, nothing could be more gratifying than a two-month-long cross-country bike trip following high school graduation. But when Win suddenly disappears somewhere in Montana, and Chris, the narrator, returns home alone to Virginia with only a hunch where his friend might be, Chris's once-firm grasp on reality slowly begins to weaken--especially when Win's overprotective, blowhard father launches an FBI investigation to track down his son. This debut novel transcends the run-of-the-mill alienated-teens-on-a-road-trip plot. While the boys meet interesting people and discover fascinating and gorgeously lonesome parts of the country, they also evolve in ways neither thought possible. Endowing both boys with a heavy dose of idealism, responsibility and self-preservation, Bradbury makes their growth feel genuine and even profound. Chris and readers are equally in the dark about Win's disappearance, making the mystery that much more exciting. Ages 12-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cycling -- Juvenile fiction.
Travel -- Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Bicycles and bicycling -- Fiction.
Travel -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Atheneum Books for Young Readers,©2008.
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 245 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781416947325
1416947329
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