Noggin
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Noggin

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2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST Travis Coates has a good head...on someone else's shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award-winning Where Things Come Back. Listen--Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn't.
Now he's alive again.
Simple as that. The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy's body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he's still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she's not his girlfriend anymore? That's a bit fuzzy too. Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars. Oh well, you only live twice.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 36mm | 431g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1442458720
  • 9781442458727
  • 321,758

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* "Travis Coates has lost his head--literally.... [A] wonderfully original, character-driven second novel. Whaley has written a tour de force of imagination and empathy, creating a boy for whom past, present, and future come together in an implied invitation to readers to wonder about the very nature of being. A sui generis novel of ideas, Noggin demands much of its readers, but it offers them equally rich rewards."--Booklist, November 2013, *STARRED REVIEW
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10,333 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (3,786)
3 24% (2,486)
2 7% (752)
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