NOGGIN is the improbable yet wholly believable story of Travis, a cancer-ridden teen who has his head cut off and cryogenically frozen in hopes that someday medical science will advance and he'll be able to get reattached to a healthy donor body. Fast-forward 5 years: Travis is back & feeling better than ever. Only all his friends are now in their 20s, his girlfriend is engaged to someone else, and he's still stuck in high school. I LOVED this hilarious, heart-filled story. --Suzanna
2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
Travis Coates has a good head...on someone else's shoulders. A touching, hilarious, and wholly original coming-of-age story from John Corey Whaley, author of the Printz and Morris Award-winning "Where Things Come Back."
"Listen--Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn't."
"Now he's alive again."
"Simple as that."
The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but Travis can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy's body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he's still sixteen, but everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she's not his girlfriend anymore? That's a bit fuzzy too.
Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, there are going to be a few more scars.
Oh well, you only live twice.
About the Author
John Corey Whaley grew up in Louisiana. His debut novel, Where Things Come Back, was the 2012 winner of the Michael L. Printz and the William C. Morris Awards. You can learn more about him at JohnCoreyWhaley.com and follow him on Twitter: @Corey_Whaley.