A surreal and timely novel about isolation and human connection from Michael L. Printz Award-winner A.S. King
I’m looking for the Real Solution.
I think it has something to do with giving a shit about people…
To understand anything is to understand energy / anger / love.
Time has stopped. It’s been 23 June 2020 for nearly a year. Sixteen-year-old Tru Becker lives in a house with a power switch that no one ever touches. Her father nails larger and larger boxes over the switch. Tru is inside box seven, from where she has to deal with not only her family’s problems, but also the impossible science project she’s been set at school. Tru has a crowbar, and, one way or another, she’s going to see what happens when she flips the switch.
Written with the same heart, nuance and depth as A.S. King’s other prize-winning books, Switch is about finding ways to deal with past trauma, trusting and re-setting.
PRAISE FOR A.S. KING AND SWITCH
‘One of the best YA writers working today.’—John Green
‘Anyone who thinks YA books can’t also be great literature needs to read this author.’—Irish Times
‘King understands and writes teen anxieties like no other, resulting in difficult, resonant, compelling characters and stories.’—Kirkus
‘Maybe there are writers more adept than King at capturing the outrageous and outraged voice of teenagers, but it’s difficult to think of one.’—New York Times
‘A.S. King shows a deep understanding of teen anxieties and writes with streetwise humour, tenderness and originality…Hers is a magical style that dances off the page.’—Otago Daily Times
‘Switch is mind-bending, life-affirming and brilliant. Nobody maps the wilderness of growing up like A. S. King.’—Vikki Wakefield
‘As Switch explores the spectrum between isolation and connection, it becomes an unsettling but emotionally resonant novel for our own unsettling times.’—BookPage