Posted in Award Winners, So Many Good Books, YA Novels


14-year-old Alex wakes up. He can’t remember how he got home last night. Wait, this isn’t his bed or his room. Or his body! He’s not in London any more and 6 months have disappeared from his life. He tries to contact home and discovers something terrible has happened to him. His body is in a coma. He has to figure out a way to get himself back into his own body.
How could you not read this book? It’s called Flip (Wendy Lamb Books, 2011) by Martyn Bedford and I loved it and the fascinating problem. The character is sympathetic. Great read. I’m not the only one to think so…
Flip has been named one of the 2012 Best Children’s Books of the Year by Bank Street College of Education, and has been tagged as one of the novels of “outstanding merit” on the list.
This is Martyn’s first YA book, but he has five adult novels out. Plus he has a second YA coming out next year. Read more about him, and even some fan mail about Flip on his website. You also might enjoy his Not The Home Page page.

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