Antsy Does Time
By Neal Shusterman
(Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525478256, 256pp.)
Publication Date: September 18, 2008
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Fueled by friendship and sympathy, Antsy Bonano signs a month of his life over to his ?dying? classmate Gunnar Umlaut. Soon everyone at school follows suit, giving new meaning to the idea of ?living on borrowed time.? But does Gunnar really have six months to live, or is news of his imminent death greatly exaggerated? When a family member suffers a heart attack after donating two years to Gunnar, Antsy wonders if he has tempted fate by playing God. Fans of ?the Schwa? will welcome favorite and new characters in this wholly fresh tale, which is as touchingly poignant as it is darkly comical.
Neal Shusterman is an award-winning author and screenwriter. He lives in Southern California with his four children.