I really hoped i'd like this book, as both the plot and the meta-plot (two books, each tracing one side of the universe-swap) appeal to me.
didn't just like it. I loved it. Even the minute bits like a
girl-scientist, a platonic hetero-friendship, a boy-artist, all the
stuff that never seems to make its way into YA fiction felt very natural
here. And yes, there was an unlikely romance that developed quickly,
but it wasn't just gazing into each other's eyes and knowing instantly
that they were soul mates; they actually had to get to know each other
first. And the icing on the cake: no forced love triangle! In fact, no love triangle at all!
The mystery of what the heck happened to Danny weaves into
Eevee's own personal renaissance to make a story that just has a life
of its own. Real world obligations prevented me from reading it all in one
sitting, but i totally could have. And when the sequel comes out, i'll
call in sick if i have to.
Because if there's one thing wrong
with this story, it's that the whole time i wished i was reading Part 2.
Dystopia Danny coming to a reality that seems a lot like ours was
riveting, but i'm twice as excited to read about Slacker Danny landing
Now That You're Here (Duplexity Part 1)
Author: Amy Nichols
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (December 9, 2014)
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