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The infinite noise

by Shippen, Lauren,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 11 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Teen Fiction YA SHIP
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA SHIPPEN Lauren
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Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA SHIPPEN Lauren
Bridgeville Public Library Young Adult TEEN FIC SHI
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Collection  Young Adult
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Shippen
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen New Books TEEN FICTION Shippen
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y SHIPPEN LAUREN
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Collection  Teen Books
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA SHIPPEN Lauren
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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Northland Public Library Teen TEEN FIC SHIPPEN
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Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA SHI
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Fiction TEEN SHIPPEN
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Young Adult IN TRANSIT
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Lauren Shippen's The Infinite Noise is a stunning, original debut novel based on her wildly popular and award-winning podcast The Bright Sessions .

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.

"What if the X-Men, instead of becoming superheroes, decided to spend some time in therapy?" ( Vox on The Bright Sessions )

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "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.--Michael Cart Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Two teenage boys find a special connection in this YA romance debut with connections to the author's sci-fi podcast. Caleb doesn't know why he feels so overwhelmed at school, but after he snaps and gets into a fight, a special therapist helps him recognize his superhuman ability to feel others' emotions. Keeping his secret and taming his own feelings aren't easy, but both feel manageable when he's around Adam, a classmate who, despite his own struggles with depression, helps to drown out the chaos and soothe Caleb's frazzled nerves. As the two grow closer, Caleb has to sort out whether the attraction he feels is his own first same-sex attraction or simply a reflection of Adam's feelings for him. The teens' mental-health struggles are portrayed with veracity and compassion, as is the development of their relationship. Though any teen open to gay romance might enjoy this novel, it will have particular resonance with those who have experienced depression or emotional overloads. Ages 13--up. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Series Shippen, Lauren. Bright sessions.
Subjects Teenagers -- Fiction.
Gay teenagers -- Fiction.
Superheroes -- Fiction.
Football players -- Fiction.
Empathy -- Fiction.
Ability -- Fiction.
Behavior therapists -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Gay fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 333 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781250297518
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