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Fair Coin - E. C. Myers
Fair Coin
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The coin changed Ephraim's life. But how can he change it back?Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more dis­turbing: she thought... show more
The coin changed Ephraim's life. But how can he change it back?Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more dis­turbing: she thought she'd identified Ephraim's body at the hospital that day.Among his dead double's belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin--a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he's liked since second grade. But the coin doesn't always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people's lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.The coin could give Ephraim everything he's ever wanted--if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781616146092 (1616146095)
ASIN: 1616146095
Publisher: Pyr
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
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William's Book Blog
William's Book Blog rated it
3.5 Fair Coin by E C Myers - to toss or not to toss?
Following on from my recent excursion into the current Nebula crop, my wife asked me to choose some older Nebula winners for her to read. Our choice was influenced by what was available either from the library or cheap on amazon, so this - the 2012 Andre Norton winner - was what came up. So far t...
Khanh the Killjoy
Khanh the Killjoy rated it
3.0 Fair Coin
Actual rating: 2.5A butterfly flapped its wings off the coast of Brazil and I ended up not enjoying this book, can't we just leave it at that so I don't have to get all analytical?No? Fine.Let's be honest here, who among us hasn't at one time or another, yearned for the ability to make wishes. From ...
Anto1LittleBookwormBitch
Anto1LittleBookwormBitch rated it
4.0 Fair Coin
Este libro definitivamente está entre mis favoritos. Si bien en ciertos momentos es bastante predecible, hay pocos giros que da la historia que son de los que no te esperas. Amo cada una de las personalidades de los personajes, en especial el de Nathaniel.Creo que lo único que no me gustó de este li...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
Taking inspiration from the fairy-tale idea that while wishes may come true, they're bound to always go wrong; Myers creates a riff on the alternate-universes theory aimed at teen boys.It may be because I'm not a teen boy that this didn't really capture my imagination. I just felt like I've seen par...
Chapter by Chapter
Chapter by Chapter rated it
4.0 Fair Coin
Fair Coin by E.C. Myers was one huge mind warp. With every chapter, there would be an event that would happen that would blow my mind yet again.Ephraim Scott is like your typical teenager complete with his own personal problems. With an alcoholic mother, and a deceased father, Ephraim is the one t...
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