HarperTeen, 9780062123503, 320pp.
Publication Date: July 23, 2013
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In Undercurrent, Paul Blackwell’s fast-paced YA thriller, sixteen-year-old Callum Harris survives a plummet over a waterfall, but wakes to find himself in a life that’s totally different from the one he knew.
His parents were separated. Now they’re together. His brother Cole was a sports star. Now he’s paralyzed. And Callum, who used to be quiet and sort of unpopular, is suddenly a jock with two hot girls after him.
But there’s one difference that matters more than all the others combined: His former best friend wants Callum dead. And he isn’t the only one.
Tense and original, Undercurrent is a psychological thrill-ride with sci-fi elements that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Neal Shusterman.
About the Author
Paul BLackwell never went over a waterfall himself, but he has jumped off a sixty-foot cliff. Once was enough.
This is his first book for teens. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Praise For Undercurrent…
“Blackwell writes with a crisp, clean style, keeping up suspense and providing nicely off-kilter elements in character and detail.”
— Toronto Star
“A pure concept thriller…the riveting opening and intense final scene will keep genre fans satisfied and breathless.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Thoroughly enjoyable. A page-turner.”