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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.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416947325
Branch Call Number: YA BRADBURY
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 22 cm.


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An intricate, coming-of-age tale about two friends on a cross-country bike trip the summer before their first year of college. They split up after a big fight on the road and one makes his way home alone and the other...disappears. A fast-paced suspenseful read. (12+)

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May 26, 2016

More realistic than first thought it would be but somewhat of a cliffhanger

Apr 11, 2013

This book was good, and realistic, although I don't know anyone who has actually biked coast to coast.

Dec 09, 2012

Its hard to fallow in the beginning, but it turns out to be a very good book that I loved very much.!!

Elizabeth Neilson
Aug 04, 2012

I liked how the chapters flipped from the past and the present. I personally think this book would be more enjoyable if it was a little bit faster-paced. Also I found that the ending was too empty.

schen9 Jun 22, 2012

A bit slow at the beginning, but it got a lot more interesting as it progressed. I really enjoyed reading. I've been wanting to go on a cross-country road trip for years; this book proved a decent substitute for actually going on a trip.

May 01, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. I found that Chris was an interesting character to fallow. Chris and Wins relationship was strange andioften found win to be anoting. Overall a great read.

May 29, 2011

difficult to follow and understand, especially in the beginning. The book isnt actually really about what the description says.


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