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Flux

by Beth Goobie

tagged: orphans & foster homes, siblings
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Several years earlier Nellie and her mother fled the Interior and its hated security police for the Outbacks, a loose-knit resistance of small cities, towns and rural areas. Since then her mother has disappeared and twelve-year-old Nellie is on her own, scrounging a living where she can find it. When loneliness opens her mind to flux, the ability to alter her vibratory state in the molecular field, she learns to travel to other levels of reality. When a prank by the Skulls, an unruly gang of boys, reveals several large scars on her scalp, Nellie is forced to confront the terrifying truth that her vague memories of experiments that took place while she lived in the Interior are real. Befriended by fourteen-year-old Deller, leader of the Skulls, Nellie learns of the disappearance of his younger brother Fen. Using her ability to travel the levels, she eventually finds Fen trapped in an experimental laboratory deep in another reality. Although Nellie is unable to free him, her discovery precipitates a series of events that lead her and Deller back to the Interior, and straight into the memories she has been trying so hard to forget.

About the Author
Beth Goobie grew up in a family in which the appearance of a normal childhood hid many secrets. She moved away to attend university, became a youth residential treatment worker and studied creative writing at the University of Alberta. She is the award-winning author of over twenty novels, including The Pain Eater, The Lottery, the CLA Award-winning Before Wings, and the adult novel The First Principles of Dreaming. Beth makes her home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice starred selection
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award nominee
  • Commended, New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age
  • Winner, Saskatchewan Book Award
  • Commended, VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror List
Editorial Reviews

"...a powerful, well-written, and suspenseful tale that should strongly appeal to [Goobie's] many readers..."

— VOYA

"...will engage and intrigue young readers. Recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual

"Over and over again Goobie's lyrical turn of phrase shifts the meaning of this complexly plotted story deeper, taking it into the realm of the adolescent reader's own perception."

— Toronto Sun

"The style...is evocative, thoughtful, complex and sophisticated.... Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Goobie is a writer of huge ability and skill...a very impressive amalgam of action, imagination, and passionate, evocative prose."

— Quill & Quire

"Goobie is a proven writer of provocative YA fiction."

— KLIATT

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