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Drake Copeland never knew his father. His mother disappeared years ago. So the day Drake and three classmates are stuck in the classroom while the rest of the school gets a field trip, it’s just one more time he’s been left behind. But when a bullied genius leaves his experiment running in the lab and throws the whole school through time, getting left behind is the least ...more
Kindle Edition, Kindle, 150 pages
Published May 30th 2013 by Rick Polito
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Mona Bliss
Jun 16, 2013 Mona Bliss rated it really liked it
This book is wonderfully dark and crazy! It manages to blend werewolves and vampires and post-apocalyptic world ending science with an egomaniac of a nut job villain along with a group of time tossed teenagers (excuse the excessive alliteration there please) and their science teacher as they try to save themselves and the world if possible. It moves like a freight train and the twisted damage to the world is like nothing I've ever read before. LOVED IT! This is a YA book but if you don't ...more
Crispernaki
Jun 22, 2013 Crispernaki rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone, even folks who would normally poo-poo YA books
This was an awesome, awesome book. Recently read it with the kids, and we have been talking about it non-stop. Just wondering though, how many classrooms have chalk-boards these days? Also, it seemed like some of the characters traveled from one place to another quicker than should have been possible... but then again, maybe they just all had transporter technology.
Sarah (SB) ღ
Jun 20, 2013 Sarah (SB) ღ rated it really liked it
Great story! Can't wait for the second one....this fall,I think ,I hope!
Kimberly
Jun 12, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
an exciting, quick read for young and old alike...

i'm not a big fan of YA books, but this one i truly enjoyed.
it's mash-up of genres...sci-fi/post-apocalyptic/vampires/werewolves/cannibals/ghosty people... it's got it all and i know that sounds like a dangerous mix. in the wrong hands it could all go as horribly wrong as the future our high school protagonists are thrown into, but mr. polito pulls it off effortlessly. it is a quick read that i think could've benefitted from just a little more c
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Carmel Tunac
Jun 13, 2013 Carmel Tunac rated it really liked it
The action picked right up. This is such an interesting story. there are a few transitions that are a little jarring though. Overall I'm excited to see what happens in the next book.
Cathy
Jun 15, 2013 Cathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Cannot wait for more. This is not my typical genre, but Polito makes me want to convert. Well-crafted and compelling.
Hazen Wardle
Jun 03, 2013 Hazen Wardle rated it it was amazing
In less than 1 week Dark Shift has shot to the top of Amazon.com's Hot New Releases list, currently sitting at number 2.
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Drake Copeland is just your average teenager--except for the fact that he prefers the back of class so he won't get noticed, has no living father, his mother disappeared years ago, and he is now stuck in the
foster system with adults who use him as a paycheck. His best friend is the only person in the school who ever pays him any atten
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Nicola Smith
Aug 13, 2013 Nicola Smith rated it really liked it
Dark Shift is the fantasy Ya Novel that follows a boy called Drake. The story starts with a class of students that didn't get to go on the school trip, so for the day they spent their time in the school lab. Whilst in the lab they start experiencing odd occurrences around them, ripples start floating across the room. An almighty explosion takes place and they come to realise that everything around them has been destroyed apart from them. They soon come to realise that they are now in a parallel ...more
Alisha Howard
Oct 03, 2013 Alisha Howard rated it really liked it
Dark Shift was very interesting! There are books with adventure, and then there are books with adventure!!...Dark Shift definitely falls into the latter of the two categories. We're taken on a crazy ride through time and space with a group of high school misfits and their quirky Science teacher. Reading this book was like watching a SyFy movie: there are wide variety of creatures, wastelands, and an evil boy genius at the center of it all.

Each of the characters had a sense of humor about them th
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FCD Review
Jul 30, 2013 FCD Review rated it liked it
3 Stars: This book started out with an awesome story line and the blurb made it sound amazing! However, I felt that the story became way to complicated. I honestly think that the author could have also elaborated on the places that they went to a little bit more. I thought that the characters moved around to much without explaining why and how they got to the places they went to so quickly.

I also don't understand why the author came up with new names for every mythical creature (oops... spoiler
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Janet Kornblum
Jul 05, 2013 Janet Kornblum rated it it was amazing
This is the Odyssey meets Twilight and us a great read for any age. I started this book because I know Rick and have been a longtime fan of his writing. I finished it because I had to. I mean, I got hooked. Rick takes you on a (well-written) journey that is packed with action and empathy. Be prepared to travel into different worlds and cultures, and to get to know an interesting cast of characters. I was riveted from the first sentence. I can't wait to read the next one. While the book is highly ...more
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