Noggin (Paperback)

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If you are a fan of John Green and looking for your next great read, this is it.   Imagine if you went to sleep at age 16 and woke up five years later, but were still the same age.  Your best friend and girlfriend are 21 but you are still in high school. Your parents are the same, but not quite.  The secret your best friend shared with you when he knew you were dying, he now denies.  Insightful and a good glimpse into the vast changes which occur during those rapidly changing years of young adulthood.

— From Tracy



Travis Coates has a good head...on someone else's shoulders. A touching, hilarious "tour de force of imagination and empathy" (Booklist, starred review) from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award-winning Where Things Come Back.

Listen--Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn't.
Now he's alive again.
Simple as that.

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy's body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he's still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she's not his girlfriend anymore? That's a bit fuzzy too.

Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars.

Oh well, you only live twice.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442458734
ISBN-10: 1442458739
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 24th, 2015
Pages: 368
Language: English