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The Resource Now that you're here, Amy Nichols

Now that you're here, Amy Nichols

Label
Now that you're here
Title
Now that you're here
Statement of responsibility
Amy Nichols
Title variation
  • Now that you are here
  • Now that youre here
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When street smart graffiti artist, Danny, is jolted into a parallel world, only Eevee, an alluring science geek has the know-how to get him home, but as he falls for her, his motives grow foggy"--
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Review
  • Grades 8-12 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 (Reviewed 10-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 4, p56)
  • /* Starred 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through a world where his parents are dead while Eevee must reconcile that the Danny who tormented her best friend has been replaced by a boy with whom she’s falling in love.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.) --Staff (Reviewed October 6, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 40, p)
  • A science-minded girl falls for a graffiti artist—the catch, though, is that he's from a parallel universe. When a bomb goes off in Danny's dystopian-flavored universe, he's somehow blasted into Eevee's reality, which resembles readers'. Danny latches onto Eevee as a familiar face, even though he only met her counterpart in his world briefly—and her personality there is different. This Eevee's a nerd rather than artist (though the text mathematically demonstrates how close science and art really are). While Danny's still making sense of what has happened to him, Eevee realizes that he's in a tough situation and helps him. The two of them work out the universe swap and with help from Eevee's best friend and partner in science, Warren, try to puzzle out its mechanics. The chapters alternate between Eevee's and Danny's viewpoints. The organic sweetness of their relationship is tempered by the enthusiastic geekery of the nonromantic storylines. Real mathematical and scientific theories appear, and Eevee and Warren live and breathe cherished icons of nerd culture. While the world-jumping is fantastical, the personalities and characters (fully individual, without reaching trying-too-hard levels of quirkiness) ring true. The ending—an escalation into frantically paced scientific theorizing followed by an abrupt conclusion—is a bit of a letdown, but it leaves room for a sequel. A debut with great characters and huge nerd appeal. (Science fiction. 12 & up)(Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2014)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10386706
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Nichols, Amy K
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • HL560L
  • Decoding demand: 96 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 100 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 80 (high)
  • Structure demand: 88 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
PZ7.N527
LC item number
Now 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Reading level
3.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Duplexity
Series volume
part 1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Graffiti
  • Artists
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Now that you're here, Amy Nichols
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055903
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780385753890
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2013044494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385753890
  • (OCoLC)864299497
Label
Now that you're here, Amy Nichols
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1055903
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780385753890
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2013044494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385753890
  • (OCoLC)864299497

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