New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2011
wake up a bit groggy? 14-year-old Alex, a somewhat geeky aspiring clarinetist
wakes up and finds himself in someone else's body. While he's trying to
really wake up - this must be a weird dream - that someone else's mother
tells him to get up and get ready for school! Who is that? What school?!
Soon he is bumbling through Philip Garamond's life, for that's who everyone
thinks he is now, trying to fake it till he can figure out what's going
on. And they are such different people! Philip is a buff athlete and one
of the "in crowd", and knows nothing about music.
Days become weeks. Alex learns that his own body is lying in a coma after a car accident and that what seemed like one night was actually 3 months.
One of the things I liked about this story is you only learn the answers as to what's happened through Alex. The tension of the confusion works. You get drawn in and want to know - how is this going to be resolved? Surely Alex can get his own life back, right? And, if Alex is in Philip's body, is Philip locked in Alex's body? Along the way he meets Ron, a person with the same condition, it's called psychic evacuation. Ron tells Alex to adjust to his new life and get on with it. That's not what Alex wants. How is this going to be resolved? You'll have to read it to find out. (NH Isinglass Teen Award nominee, 2013)
Identity -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.