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Title: Anything but ordinary.
Author: Lara Avery.
Expected publication: September 11th 2012.
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH .
ISBN: 1423163869 (ISBN13: 9781423163862)
Bryce remembers it like it was yesterday. The scent of chlorine. The blinding crack and flash of pain. Blood in the water. When she wakes up in the hospital, all Bryce can think of is her disastrous Olympic diving trial. But everything is different now. Bryce still feels seventeen, so how can her little sister be seventeen, too? Life went on without her while Bryce lay in a coma for five years. Her best friend and boyfriend have just graduated from college. Her parents barely speak. And everything she once dreamed of doing—winning a gold medal, traveling the world, falling in love—seems beyond her reach. But Bryce has changed too, in seemingly impossible ways. She knows things she shouldn’t. Things that happened while she was asleep. Things that haven’t even happened yet. During one luminous summer, as she comes to understand that her dreams have changed forever, Bryce learns to see life for what it truly is: extraordinary.
I’m always a bit fascinated by Sleeping Beauty and the fact that she awakes after so many years. This book reminds me somehow of that (but I’m just obsessed with fairytales.) Bryce lay in a coma for five years and the world around her has changed. How must it feel to wake up one day and find out that everything around you moved on?
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