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  • Published in USA  May 2008,
    256 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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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 ...

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"Starred Review. A smart and moving coming-of-age story about two best friends ... Fresh, absorbing, compelling. For young adults." - Kirkus Review.

"The story moves quickly and will easily draw in readers. Though appearing to be a mystery, it is actually a cross-country personal quest." - School Library Journal.

"Chris and readers are equally in the dark about Win's disappearance, making the mystery that much more exciting. Ages 12-up." - Publishers Weekly.

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Jacob
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
It was an awesome book!!! I never was able to put it down until the end. You should read it too!

Rated 4 of 5 of 5 by Jake
Shift
I'm about 60 pages into the book so far. I'm in high school so its easily relate-able. I like how the book is going, Although a friend gave away the ending because apparently the ending is obvious with no twists. A little disappointing but still worth reading till the end I think.

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Jennifer Bradbury Author Biography

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Jennifer Bradbury is the author of A Moment Comes, Wrapped, and her debut novel, Shift. Shift—which Kirkus Reviews gave a starred review, calling it "fresh, absorbing, compelling"—was picked as an ALA and a School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults and is also on numerous state reading lists. A former English teacher and one-day Jeopardy! champ, she lives with her family in Burlington, Washington.

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