| September 19, 2011

Tile : Flip

Author:Martyn Bedford

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

Call #: PZ7.B3817996 Fl 2011

From the Publisher: One December night, 14-year-old Alex goes to  bed. He wakes up to  find himself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country, and it’s the middle of June. Six months have disappeared overnight. The family at the breakfast table are total strangers. And when he looks in the mirror, another boy’s face stares back at him.  A boy named Flip. Unless Alex finds out what’s happened and how to get back to his own life,  he may be trapped forever inside a body that belongs to someone else. Questions of identity, the will to survive, and what you’re willing to sacrifice to be alive make this extraordinary book impossible to put down.

About the Author: Martyn Bedford is the author of five novels for adults: Acts of Revision (Transworld 1996), winner of the Yorkshire Post Best First Work Award; Exit, Orange & Red (Transworld 1997); The Houdini Girl (Penguin 1999); Black Cat (Penguin 2000); and The Island of Lost Souls (Bloomsbury 2006). Between them, his novels have been translated into 12 languages. His debut novel for teenagers and young adults, Flip, was published in 2011 by Walker Books in the UK and by Wendy Lamb Books (an imprint of Random House) in the U.S. It will also be published in Canada and, in translation, in Germany, Italy, Thailand, the Netherlands and Russia. His second teen/YA novel, The Fallen One, is scheduled for publication on both sides of the Atlantic in 2012.

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