Author(s): John Corey Whaley
Original Publish Date: Apr 08, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100135445
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442369863
Narrator/s: Kirby Heyborne
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2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else's shoulders. A touching, hilarious "tour de force of imagination and empathy" (Booklist, starred review) from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award–winning Where 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.

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Author(s): John Corey Whaley
Genre: Ya Fiction, Sci Fi
Product Number EB00568136
Released: Sep 18, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442458741

Professional reviews

"When 16-year-old Travis Coates dies from leukemia, he leaves his head behind to be cryogenically preserved for future re-animation. Upon waking five years later with a healthy donor body, Travis tells his miraculous story. Kirby Heyborne embodies every aspect of Travis: his bewilderment at his best friendÕs return to the closet, his denial of his girlfriendÕs upcoming nuptials, his disgust at finding his own ashes secretly stored at home in an urn, and his horror and sadness at discovering his parentsÕ divorce. Set against all these obstacles is the unwaveringly lovable voice of TravisÕs new best friend, Hatton, who dubs him ÒNoggin.Ó Heyborne grounds each of TravisÕs head and body jokes with a touch of sarcasm, making the unbelievable seem plausible. M.F.T. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"