Shift, by Jennifer Bradbury


  • by Jennifer Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
  • Pub. Date: May 2008
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • 245p

DCF Nominee

Synopsis: (from

Some friends fade away….Others disappear.

Imagine you and your best friend head out West on a cross-country bike trek.

Imagine that the two of you get into a fight — and stop riding together.

Imagine you reach Seattle, go back home, start college.

Imagine you think your former best friend does too.

Imagine he doesn’t.

Imagine your world shifting….

Shift is a tour de force — a literary debut that’ll knock the wind out of you as it explores the depths of loyalty, the depths of friendship, and the unknowable depths of another person.



4 Responses

  1. Woah. that sounds really powerful. Can’t wait to see what you think!

  2. First, I love the cover — looks really striking.
    Second, the description intrigues me — I want to read this! Sounds exciting. Did you just get it for review? I’m anxious to hear if it lives up to the promise of the premise. (Weird sentence.)

  3. Amanda – So far I”m loving this book! I only have about 40 pages left and I can’t wait to see how it ends.

    Jenners – I got the book from the library. I’m trying to read all the books nominated for the Red Clover award and this is one of the books. I’ll list all the Red Clover nominees a little later today in case other people want to read them too. I’ve loved everyone I’ve read so far!

  4. Oops – I mean the DCF award NOT the Red Clover award. Red Clover is for picture books (I will read all those too, but I’ll do that with the kids in my classroom).

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