Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, 9780062103741, 445pp.
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
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Like The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Elizabeth Norris's Unraveling blends realistic coming-of-age issues with a gripping science fiction world.
Unraveling's heroine, sixteen-year-old Janelle Tenner, is used to having a lot of responsibility. She balances working as a lifeguard in San Diego with an intense academic schedule. Janelle's mother is bipolar, and her dad is a workaholic FBI agent, which means Janelle also has to look out for her younger brother, Jared.
And that was before she died...and is brought back to life by Ben Michaels, a mysterious, alluring loner from her high school. When she discovers a strange clock that seems to be counting down to the earth's destruction, Janelle learns she has twenty-four days to figure out how to stop the clock and save the planet.
Praise For Unraveling…
“Leav[es] the reader wanting more and begging for a sequel to this multilayered debut.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Readers will enjoy the nonstop action and romance.”
-School Library Journal
“A satisfying puzzle full of novel twists and provocative clues.”
“This high-stakes thriller—complete with mind-bending sci-fi twist—will hook you and never let go.”—
-Pittacus Lore, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I Am Number Four
“If Veronica Mars snatched a case from Mulder and Scully, you’d get this fast-paced page-turner. With a heroine full of moxie, wicked surprises around every corner, and non-stop action, UNRAVELING is an irresistible thriller.”
-Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade trilogy