Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jennifer Bradbury

When Chris Collins and Winston Coggans take off on a post-graduation cross-country bike trek, Chris's hopes are high. He's looking forward to seeing the country, dodging a dull summer at a minimum wage job, and having one final adventure with his oldest friend. The journey from Hurricane, West Virginia to the coast of Washington state delivers all those things . . . and more.
So much more that when Chris returns home without Win at the end of the summer, he's certain their 10 year friendship is all but over. But when an FBI agent begins asking questions-and raising suspicions about Chris-he learns that saying goodbye to a friend like Win is never as simple as riding away. Shift offers an adventure story and a missing persons tale spinning around a single question: What happens when you outgrow your best friend?

It's book launch time again on the Class of 2k8 blog. This week belongs to Jennifer Bradbury, debut Young Adult author of Shift. Her publisher has already bought the second book!

Without giving too much away, let me just say that Jen is interesting, Very interesting.

Like she and her husband took a two-month long honeymoon to bicycle from Charleston, South Carolina to LA, California. I won't tell you how many tires they changed! Like she's been on a certain game show hosted by a certain Alex Trebek! Like while she was in India on a Fulbright Teaching Exchange, she wrote Shift. Uh, yeah, India!

Read an excerpt from Shift on Jen's author page on the Class of 2k8's website.

Check out interviews with Jen on the Class of 2k8's blog.

It's a fun week over there on the 2k8 blog. Come see us. :)


Monnik said...

This looks great! i'm going to get it for my daughter but read it first. :)

Shelli said...

Sounds like a great book!

Family Adventure said...

Ooooh...sounds very interesting :)


JaneyV said...

Barrie I love the way you all support each other in The Class of 2K8. I have to say that Shift is just the kind of book I personally like to read. I look forward to reading it. I personally read YA in preference to grown ups literature every time. I LOVE a good story!

Kellan said...

Sounds like a great book - thanks Barrie.

Have a good day - see you soon - Kellan

Charles Gramlich said...

sounds like they did their research with their own bike trip. I find the premise intriguing for sure.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds great. With a husband who does 200-mile bike rides, and a son who gets on the back of the tandem with him, I'm thinking its one the family needs!

BTW, not to pile yet another item onto your to-do list, but I tagged you for a meme. :)


~Virginia~ said...

i've always wanted to do a bike trip...of course i'm way too lazy for something like that, but a girl can dream. :)

Tasha said...

This is a great book that I highly suggest. The realism in it is great and the author's style is unique.

barb said...

It sounds like an interesting book. Although, a long distance biking trip for a honeymoon - a little nutty. I actually once rode a bike from Tucson to Phoenix - not exactly cross country but close enough for me. Wow.