One morning 14-year-old Alex wakes up to find himself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country. Six months have disappeared overnight. The family at the breakfast table? Total strangers.
And when he looks in the mirror, another boy’s face stares back. A boy named Philip, known as Flip. Unless Alex finds out what’s happened and how to get back to his own life, he’ll be trapped forever inside a body that belongs to someone else.
Martyn Bedford’s debut novel for young adults is fearless and fast-paced, a riveting psychological thriller about a boy coming undone in the most extraordinary of circumstances. A Junior Library Guild Selection.
The narrator of this title made this book that much more clever and hilarious. It was poignant without being pretentious, and funny without resorting to cheap humor. A great read. I only gave it four stars because the plot dragged just a bit towards the end.
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