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Flip

by Martyn Bedford

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Flip by Martyn Bedford
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2011
    272 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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One December night, 14-year-old Alex goes to  bed. He wakes up to  find himself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country, and it's the middle of June. Six months have disappeared overnight. The family at the breakfast table are total strangers.

And when he looks in the mirror, another boy's face stares back at him.  A boy named Flip. Unless Alex finds out what's happened and how to get back to his own life,  he may be trapped forever inside a body that belongs to someone else. 

Questions of identity, the will to survive, and what you're willing to sacrifice to be alive make this extraordinary book impossible to put down.

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"A few missteps - Alex's reluctance to avoid researching his own history being the most notable - don't make the story any less engrossing." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. The mysteries are countless: What is a soul? Where does it go when its human host ceases to function? Bedford adeptly sweeps the existential curtain aside and tackles these heavy questions as the tension soars." - Kirkus Reviews

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NGarcia

It was fantastic
I really enjoyed following Alex and all of his mental struggles along with his physical struggles.

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Martyn Bedford

Martyn Bedford has written five adult novels, including The Houdini Girl (Vintage). A former journalist, he teaches  at Leeds Trinity University College. Martyn lives in West Yorkshire, England, with his wife and two daughters. Flip is his first novel for young adults.

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