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Nick Cross always listens to the voice in his head. Because if he doesn't? Things can go really, really wrong. Like the day he decided to go off script and saved a girl from being run over . . . and let another one drown. Trying to change the future doesn't work.
But this summer at the Jersey Shore, something's about to happen that Nick never could have predicted. He meets a girl named Taryn and finds out about the Book of Touch. Now the path that he thought he was on begins to shift . . . and there's no way to stop things from happening. Or is there?
In a life where there are no surprises, nothing has prepared Nick for what he's about to discover--or the choice he will be forced to make. . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 148.84 x 212.85 x 26.67mm | 430.91g
  • Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385740328
  • 9780385740326
  • 1,006,065

About Cyn Balog

CYN BALOG has always wanted to be a fortune teller on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. She is the author of "Fairy Tale, Sleepless, ""Starstruck, Touched, "and "Dead River, " and lives in Pennsylvania with her family.
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1,031 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 32% (326)
4 31% (317)
3 25% (254)
2 8% (82)
1 5% (52)

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As far as characters go, they were written well - especially the main character Nick. He could have gotten lost in his thoughts of the future, but his personality shone through. It was easy to see why he was looked to as one of the town crazies (his mother being the other one). As much as he tried to reign in that which made him different, it is nearly impossible to do so, especially when lives are on the line. One of the main parts of the story is the "script", which is what Nick tries to follow in order to have the future go as planned. However, reading about what Nick is supposed to do right before he does it and having this take place again and again and again is tedious. I understand that it was written that way to have the reader know what Nick knows, but the fact that it is shown to us so many times makes me feel like we, the readers, shouldn't be so smart as to catch on and comprehend that he's following the "script". I think there could have been an easier way to get the point across. The girl, Taryn, comes into Nick's world and she is what creates all of the chaos in his life this time, though apparently the chaos happens a lot anyways. This time is different though because of the Book of Touch, which complicates matters even more. It's an interesting twist and if you suspend belief you can buy into it's existence in a world where one can see the future. ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book more
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