Shift, by Jennifer Bradbury, is a tour de force – a literary debut that’ll knock the wind out of you as it explores the depths of loyalty, the depths of friendship, and the unknowable depths of another person.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
Sometimes, life takes a detour.
Shortly after graduating from high school, Chris and his best friend Win set out on their bicycles, determined to travel across the country before college. Like all good road trip, this trek is bumpy, memorable, and metaphoric. Towards the end of their journey, Win unexpectedly takes off by himself. Feeling abandoned and upset, Chris finishes the trip alone. When Chris comes home without Win, he has to answer to his parents, Win’s parents, and the police. Where did his best friend go? Why? What really happened between Point A and B?