From the author of We Are the Ants comes “another winner” (Booklist, starred review) about a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as the things he remembers are being erased from others’ memories.
Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished.
More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie.
Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking.
When Ozzie is paired up with the reclusive and secretive Calvin for a physics project, it’s hard for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy.
But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy—that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as possible.
About the Author
Shaun David Hutchinson is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried, The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza, At the Edge of the Universe, and We Are the Ants. He also edited the anthologies Violent Ends and Feral Youth and wrote the memoir Brave Face, which chronicles his struggles with depression and coming out during his teenage years. He lives in Seattle, where he enjoys drinking coffee, yelling at the TV, and eating cake. Visit him at ShaunDavidHutchinson.com or on Twitter @ShaunieDarko.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A 2018 ALA Rainbow List Title
“An earthy, existential coming-of-age gem.” –Kirkus, starred review
“Delightfully constructed… Readers will flock to its central truths.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review
“Hutchinson uses a science fiction overlay to explore important topics… Ozzie’s wit and concern for his friends make him a captivating narrator” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Wrenching and thoughtprovoking, Hutchinson has penned another winner.” –Booklist
“Smartly written, profound… Will stay with readers.” –School Library Journal
“Perfectly captures the essence of a coming-of-age tale.” –School Library Connection