Out of Body

by Nia Davenport

On Sale: 02/06/2024

Out of Body

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Out of Body

by Nia Davenport

On Sale: 02/06/2024


About the Book

A high-stakes, propulsive YA thriller with a body-swap twist thoughtfully exploring themes of friendship and identity, perfect for fans of Tiffany D. Jackson.

Seventeen-year-old Megan Allen has been jumping from friend group to friend group in her high school, trying on identities like outfits. Nothing ever seems to fit—until she meets LC, the adventurous, charismatic girl who appears at her favorite coffee shop one day like magic. Finally, Megan feels like she’s becoming the person she’s meant to be: someone like LC.

On the night of their friendiversary, what was supposed to be a bonding experience ends in a waking nightmare. Suddenly, Megan is no longer herself. Too late, she realizes that LC has secrets—dangerous ones. Betrayed by her best friend, thrust into another girl’s life, and targeted by LC’s enemies, she must claim what makes Megan Megan to get her life back . . . or die trying.

Critical Praise

"The examination of relevant teen themes of race, selfhood, and relationships plays out against the backdrop of an imaginatively developed landscape. In her YA debut, adult science fiction author Davenport deftly handles the body-switching plotline, keeping readers aware of who’s who while delivering all too believable scares in a story that’s a great choice for fans of Jordan Peele and Tiffany D. Jackson. Complex, entertaining, and thought provoking." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"LC’s complex characterization and Megan’s gradual empathy for her plight are rewarding and thoughtfully rendered. Davenport (the Blood Gift Duology, for adults) utilizes powerful social commentary surrounding agency and living as a Black teen in contemporary society coupled with Megan’s burgeoning self-confidence and rapid pacing to keep the pages turning toward an open-ended yet gratifying conclusion." — Publishers Weekly


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063255715
  • ISBN 10: 0063255715
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 02/06/2024
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Thrillers & Suspense
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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