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Switch | A.S. King
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A surreal and timely novel about isolation and human connection from Michael L. Printz Award winner A.S. King. Time has stopped. It's been June 23, 2020 for nearly a year as far as anyone can tell. Frantic adults demand teenagers focus on finding practical solutions to the worldwide crisis. Not everyone is on board though. Javelin-throwing prodigy Truda Becker is pretty sure her "Solution Time" class won't solve the world's problems, but she does have a few ideas what might. Truda lives in a house with a switch that no one ever touches, a switch her father protects every day by nailing it into hundreds of progressively larger boxes. But Truda's got a crow bar, and one way or another, she's going to see what happens when she flips the switch.
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BookFreakOut
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This book is bizarre and wonderful, a mix of prose and poetry. Time is frozen in June 2020, but Tru has bigger problems - there is a mysterious switch in her house, and her father keeps building impossible boxes around it. Though it appears fine from the outside, the house is crowded, turning upside down, and isolating everyone living in it - a manifestation of the family\'s mental struggles to reconcile the terrible actions of an unnamed sibling.

GondorGirl AS King is SO WEIRD. And I'm totally here for it. 😂🧡 6mo
BookFreakOut @GondorGirl I've only read this and Still Life with Tornado, but loved them both so much, I have Dig on my shelf that I need to get to! I read in an interview that she said all her books deal with time and I can see that from just those two. 6mo
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Reign_1982
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Bailedbailed

I'm discombobulated

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Reign_1982
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Currently listening to

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sannu23
Switch | A.S. King
Mehso-so

The concept of this book is pretty fascinating - a world where time has abruptly stopped on 23rd June, 2020. An usual story, which could not hold my attention for long. Around 60-70 pages in I realised this book is not my cup of tea and could not read any further. The narration got confusing at times too. However, this book gives you a chance to have a different perspective about time itself.

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Lindy
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A.S. King trusts the intelligence of her main readers—teens. Her innovative, surreal fiction is about finding & trusting in our best selves. In Switch, a family healing from trauma lives in a house that looks fine outside, while the interior walls, floor & ceiling spin like a “plywood rotisserie.” Youngest daughter Tru is in high school. She can freeze time, but what she really wants is for people to start giving a shit about other people. #YA

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Lindy
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Daddy is yelling in the corridor. Mama is yelling back. I don‘t know what language they‘re speaking. Sounds like disappointment.

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NatureGraceReader
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It didn‘t feel like a finished book. While reading it, it felt like a rough draft with only half a thought not fully formed and executed. Instead of writing things in complete sentences the book was written abbreviated with backslashes between each thought. A lot of the instances this was used was to resay the same thing. Then the ending was better than the rest of the book but also disappointing. The ending was forced and pretty bland..

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Lindy
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Spring cleanup in my garden: cut back grape vines, removed old raspberry canes and perennial tops. #audiogardening with the newest release from one of my must-read authors: AS King.

MayJasper Enjoy 😊 9mo
Lindy @MayJasper 😊I finished the book and it was amazing. I‘m collecting my thoughts for a review. 9mo
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thewellreadpug
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I really liked the characters, but I don‘t feel like a got to know them as well as I would have liked. The plot was interesting, but a lot of the time I was confused as to what exactly was happening. The concept was unique and timely but I think the ideas presented in this novel were a bit too abstract. The writing is definitely different, but some of the words/sections I didn‘t think served a real purpose.