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Flutter

By: Gina Linko

BOOK TALK

To discover how to heal, first Emery has to break out of the hospital, where doctors, including her neurologist father, have been studying her like a lab rat. Her situation hasn’t always been so dire. When Emery was small, the Loop, as she calls her incidents, came less often. After an episode it was like waking from a dream. Now she enters the Loop frequently, sometimes in the middle of the day, and it’s damaging her body. The doctors are trying to solve the mystery, but can’t believe Emery’s explanation – time travel. In fact, Emery thinks she’ll die soon if she doesn’t follow the clues she’s been receiving from a boy who speaks to her during the Loop. Esperanza Beach, MI seems to hold part of the answer, and Emery hopes she’ll find it before her time runs out.

Prepared by Julie Fales, Shawnee Mission South High School Journalism Adviser, Overland Park, KS