Noggin - John Corey Whaley

After the publication of his debut novel, Where Things Come Back, Corey Whaley has a lot of expectations riding on his next book. Noggin ultimately lives up to all of these expectations (at least my own); the book is funny, charming, emotional, and bizarre. The very idea of a head transplant makes for a notable premise, but the way in which Whaley grounds this remarkable situation within reality is truly noteworthy. The characters stand out as both real and yet somehow illusory, but bursting with personality and heart on every page. I have honestly not been this impacted by a book in a while, and I cannot seem to get it out of my head. Corey Whaley most definitely exceeded my expectations with this new and original contribution to the canon of YA awesomeness.

Highly Recommended

(Note: This Review is from an Advanced Reading Copy - Out April 8, 2014)

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