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After the unexpected loss of his girlfriend, a teenage boy suffering from delusions is convinced that he can travel through time to save her, in this gripping new novel from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis.
Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he's actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have "superpowers."
At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age.
But even the strength of their love isn't enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she's not actually dead. He believes that she's stuck somewhere in time - that he somehow left her in the past, and now it's his job to save her.
Not since Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of a Funny Story has there been such a heartrending depiction of mental illness. In her first contemporary novel, Beth Revis guides readers through the mind of a young man struggling to process his grief as he fights his way through his delusions. As Bo becomes more and more determined to save Sofia, he has to decide whether to face his demons head-on, or succumb to a psychosis that will let him be with the girl he loves.
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4: Phoebe
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- Q&A Part 1: Hardest & Easiest to Write
- Q&A Part 2: My favorite novel I've written
- Q&A Part 3: My favorite character
- Q&A Part 4: Writing outside of "Across the Universe"
- Q&A Part 5: Would I time travel?
- Q&A Part 6: Who would I meet in history?
- Q&A Part 7: Why do I write in multiple POVs?
- Q&A Part 8: Who would I not want to live in "A World Without..."?
- Q&A Part 9: What's next for me?
- Q&A Part 10: How do I research?
- Q&A Part 11: How much do I have to cut?
- Q&A Part 12: What subject am I afraid to write?
- Q&A Part 13: Why write time travel?
- Q&A Part 14: What do I do when I get a new idea?
- Q&A Part 15: How old was Bo when he could time travel?
- Q&A Part 16: What's my writing schedule?
- Q&A Part 17: Favorite Doctor Who villian
- Q&A Part 18: Favorite Author
- Q&A Part 19: Writing Process (plus movie & music!)
- Q&A Part 20: Music
- Q&A Part 21: Switching Genres
- Q&A Part 22: Which genre is harder?
- Q&A Part 23: Writing the personal
- Q&A Part 24: Research in mental illness
- Q&A Part 25: New projects
- Q&A Part 26: Dogs vs. Cats
- Q&A Part 27: Education
- Q&A Part 28: How I reacted to my publishing deal
- Q&A Part 29: Favorite Character to Write
- Q&A Part 30: What about Amy & Elder?
- Q&A Part 31: Beta readers
- Q&A Part 32: Pearls, the short story
- Q&A Part 33: Book Covers!
- Q&A Part 34: Book recommendations!
- Q&A Part 35: Why Sci Fi?
- Q&A Part 36: How does it feel to be read?
- Q&A Part 37: How did it feel to write this book?
- Q&A Part 37: Do the characters have anxiety?
- Q&A Part 38: Process: Finding the Lead
- Q&A Part 39: Would I change anything?
- Q&A Part 40: Advice for New Writers
- Q&A Part 41: Favorite Author/Poet
- Q&A Part 42: Stigma in Mental Illnesses
- Q&A Part 43: Working with Editors