Some friends fade away....Others disappear. Now in paperback, a riveting mystery that will "keep the pages turning" (Chris Crutcher, author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes).

Imagine you and your best friend head out West on a cross-country bike trek. Imagine that you get into a fight--the cheap SOB won't kick in any cash--and you stop riding together. Imagine you reach Seattle, go home alone, and start college. Imagine you think your former best friend does too. Imagine he didn't, that he was carrying more than $20,000 in cash the whole trip, and that now the FBI is looking for him. Imagine your world shifting....

Shift is a breathtaking tour-de-force that explores the depths of loyalty and friendship--and the unknowable depths of another person.

Product Details

$11.99  $11.03
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
April 03, 2012
5.56 X 0.77 X 8.24 inches | 0.51 pounds

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About the Author

Jennifer Bradbury is an English teacher living in Burlington, Washington, was a one-day champion on Jeopardy!, and her honeymoon was a two-month bicycling trek from Charleston, South Carolina, to Los Angeles. She is also the author of Wrapped.


"This is great realistic mystery. Jennifer Bradbury tells a totally believable, totally engrossing story. You will keep the pages turning." -- Chris Crutcher, the Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning author of "Deadline" and "Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes"
* "Bradbury's keen details about the bike trip, the places, the weather, the food, the camping, and the locals add wonderful texture to this exciting first nove."--"Booklist", starred review
"Endowing both boys with a heavy dose of idealism, responsibility and self-preservation, Bradbury makes their growth feel genuine and even profound."--"Publishers Weekly"
"The journey [is] the kind of glorious, frustrating, life-changing experience that the boys had hoped and that readers will yearningly imagine....Readers will come for the thrill of the open road and stay for an authentic picture of a friendship between two young men about to tackle adulthood in very different ways."--"The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books"