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Title:
Now that you're here : a Duplexity novel
Author:
Nichols, Amy K.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2014]
Physical Description:
284 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.

One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body--his own, but different. Somehow, he's crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee--a girl who'd rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom--may be his only hope of getting home.

Eevee tells herself she's only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there's something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension . . . a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.
General Note:
Includes an excerpt from While you were gone.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
HL 560 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780385753890
Format :
Book

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Summary

In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek. "The perfect blend of sci-fi and swoons."--Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of These Broken Stars
 
One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body--his own, but different. Somehow, he's crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee--a girl who'd rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom--may be his only hope of getting home.
 
Eevee tells herself she's only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there's something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension . . . a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.
 
And don't miss Duplexity, Part II: While You Were Gone flips this story on its head and tells the tale of the alternate Danny and the alternate Eevee, living in Danny's parallel world.


Author Notes

Amy K. Nichols lives on the edge of the Phoenix desert with her husband and children. In the evenings, she enjoys sitting outside, counting bats and naming stars. Sometimes she names the bats. NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE is her first novel. Visit her online at www.amyknichols.com.
Follow her on Twitter @AmyKNichols.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

It's the classic smart-girl-falling-for-the-rebellious-guy story, but with an interesting twist. Eevee Solomon is there the minute Danny Ogden arrives in her classroom, startled awake in this parallel universe after running from the cops. This Danny is different from the Danny who normally sleeps in the desk beside her; he is smart, respectful, and very attractive. Thus begins the story of Eevee and her science nerd friend Warren's attempt to figure out how Danny arrived, how to help him return home or stay here, and how to propel this experience into a winning science fair project. There's lots of talk about wormholes, fractals, neutron stars, black holes, and multiverses, and lots of subtle (and not-so-subtle) parallels: parallel universes, the parallel chapters from Eevee's and Danny's perspectives, the parallel houses in which Eevee lives. There's even a parallel second novel that tells the couple's story from the parallel universe. First-time author Nichols weaves all this into a mysterious, sometimes tense, yet sweet story about young love and science gone awry.--Bradburn, Frances Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Danny Ogden is a graffiti artist for an extremist sect when an explosion thrusts him into a Phoenix classroom on a parallel Earth-ours. Eevee Solomon, 15, is his only connection to home; a romantic acquaintance in his semi-totalitarian dimension, she's a brilliant science nerd in this one, and perhaps the only person who can help him return to his world. Debut novelist Nichols explores this jarring turn of events from both characters' perspectives as a disoriented Danny muddles through a world where his parents are dead while Eevee must reconcile that the Danny who tormented her best friend has been replaced by a boy with whom she's falling in love. Nichols infuses the story with a smattering of science fiction and science fact, while making a welcome departure from the stereotype of the book-smart outcast trying to fit in. These geeks own their intelligence like a badge of honor, using science to help a friend and explore strange new worlds. Riveting in its own right, the story sets the stage for a mirror-image sequel, which will follow the other Danny and Eevee. Ages 12-up. Agent: Quinlan Lee, Adams Literary. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Danny Ogden was trying to blend in with the crowd before he was jolted from his universe to that of Eevee Solomon's. Lucky for Danny, Eevee is intrigued by this sudden change in demeanor and personality from the Danny she knew. She enlists the help of her best friend Warren and together-with the help of their physics teacher -the three explore the scientific explanations for Danny's universe jumping. Danny and Eevee develop feelings for each other and when they arrive at a possible answer, they have to come to terms with what might happen if Danny stays or goes. This science-fiction tale takes place almost entirely in present day. Its short chapters in alternating voices lends it a quick pace. Eevee is a strong lead-smart, grounded despite her parent's divorce, and secure with her strongest friendship (which happens to be with a boy who is known as a super geek). As a sidekick, Warren is a strong character who deals with his past (bullying) and focuses on his future (attending MIT). Although we never get to know the Danny originally in Eevee's universe, the parallel Danny is empathetic, thoughtful, and very trusting considering what had just happened to him. Nichols adeptly simplifies the complex concepts of string theory and parallel universes without condescending to readers. The short chapters develop into a mystery set against a sweet romance that will envelop teens. String theory enthusiasts, as well as fans of the television series Fringe or Ann Brashares's The Here and Now (Delacorte, 2014) will particularly enjoy this novel.-Stephanie DeVincentis, Downers Grove North High School, IL (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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