Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Am Alex!

by Martyn Bedford
Wendy Lamb Books
April 5, 2011
272 pages
ISBN:  0385739907

Adolescence is a scary time of seeking one's identity.  Imagine, on top of all that, that one morning you wake up in somebody else's body.  That's exactly what happens to 14-year-old Alex.  One early summer morning, he wakes up in a strange body in a strange bed in a strange room in a strange house.  And he has absolutely no recollection of anything that has happened since the previous December.  The mother, father, sister, and dog who inhabit this strange house are all strangers to him.  But they seem to know Alex, though they call him Philip--Flip for short.  Only the dog, who always greets Alex with a growl, realizes that Flip is no longer Flip.

How did Alex get into Flip's body?  Where has he been for the past six months?  What has become of the real Flip?  And how is Alex ever going to get back to Alex's body?  Does Alex have a strong enough ego and the will to survive the extraordinary situation he finds himself in?  You will not be able to put this book down, as you discover the answers to these questions right along with Alex in this delicious mystery.  Flip  is Martyn Bedford's debut novel for teen readers.

1 comment:

  1. I liked this one too but I'd forgotten about it. I'll have to start recommending it again. -T