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2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTTravis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award–winningWhere Things Come Back.Listen—Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t.Now he’s alive again.Simple as that.The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too.Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars.Oh well, you only live twice.
After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates' head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships.
Number of Pages: 340
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Friendship, Family / Parents
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Teen
Author: John Corey Whaley
Street Date: April 8, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-4638
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Despite cover, Excellent Book
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Book Reader — 3 years ago
I started reading this book after it was nominated for a National Book Award. That recognition helped me overcome the cover, and let me tell you, it was worth it. This book is one of the realist examples of a child coming to understand death, even if it's premise is insane. If you've read Fault in ...see moreof the reviewer's review