This month, I am recommending Passenger by Andrew Smith, the sequel to The Marbury Lens, a book I read and loved a few years back.
Passenger is a hard-edge young adult effort (which really doesn’t feel very young adult at all, if you get past the fact that the main characters are kids) about a strange artifact that allows Jack, Conner, Ben and Griffin to shift from this world into the very terrifying alternative world of Marbury. It is grim and chilling, and the boys are constantly fighting for their lives and from some little understanding about Marbury and how everything seems to keep shifting.
I don’t want to tell you much more about it; you should just read it and find out for yourselves. There is hard language and grown-up themes involved, if that is a problem for you, but the story is first rate. Smith reminds me a little in the form of his first person narrative of another young adult author I have recommended – Kevin Brooks (no relation). View all my reviews