Four starred reviews!Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother's imminent death, from the acclaimed author of SLAY. Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best. He tries to be the best employee he can be at the local ice cream shop; the best boyfriend he can be to his amazing girlfriend, Talia; the best protector he can be over his little brother, Isaiah. But as much as Alex tries, he often comes up short. It's hard to for him to be present when every time he touches an object or person, Alex sees into its future. When he touches a scoop, he has a vision of him using it to scoop ice cream. When he touches his car, he sees it years from now, totaled and underwater. When he touches Talia, he sees them at the precipice of breaking up, and that terrifies him. Alex feels these visions are a curse, distracting him, making him anxious and unable to live an ordinary life. And when Alex touches a photo that gives him a vision of his brother's imminent death, everything changes. With Alex now in a race against time, death, and circumstances, he and Isaiah must grapple with their past, their future, and what it means to be a young Black man in America in the present.
Author: Brittney Morris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Published: 04/06/2021 Pages: 336 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.90lbs Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 1.20d ISBN: 9781534445451 Age Range: 13-17
Review Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2021 Publishers Weekly 02/22/2021 Booklist 03/01/2021 pg. 51 School Library Journal 03/01/2021 pg. 108 Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2021 Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2021 pg. 139
About the Author Brittney Morris is the author of SLAY and The Cost of Knowing. She is also the founder and former president of the Boston University Creative Writing Club. She holds a BA in economics. You can find her online at AuthorBrittneyMorris.com and on Twitter or Instagram @BrittneyMMorris.