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A boltzmon, remnant of a black hole, materializes in eleven-year-old Chris's bedroom and transports him to a parallel world, where he encounters the bitter woman his overbearing older sister will become, after his death, if he cannot convince her to change.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Dutton Juvenile (first published 1999)
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Chris Thompson
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Boltzmon! is a very strange story, fast-paced in the YA fashion without pausing to give much thought to its science, but with an ending that turns out to be surprisingly poignant. While the title sounds like the name of a Pokemon that shoots out lightning bolts, this is actually a much more mature story than the title gives it credit for. Along with its science-y themes, the book touches upon family, bullying, and self-reflection as well, and these play out in surprisingly sophisticated fashion. ...more
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This was a favorite of mine as a child, and holds a special place in my heart. I was not expecting very much since I have not picked this up since I was maybe 11, but reading it again has been an absolute pleasure. It brought back old memories of little me in the car clinging to each word while I wait for my mother as she makes her "quick" visits to her friends' homes, and memories of discovering new words. It was from this book I learned the meaning of words like perturbed, indifferent, and man ...more
Alexander Ryan
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book BOLTZMON! is about a 11 year old boy named Chris, with a mean, spoiled older sister that always picks on him. One night, Chris's sister had a giant slumber party and Chris discovered a grey ash that turned out to be a reminisce of a black hole. The ash told him that he had a couple days until he died but if he wanted to live, he had to go to the Time temples.
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
It was a fun book for me when I was a kid. I loved the concept of it and haven't found anything in the genre I have liked since this one. :3
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William Warner Sleator III was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland on February 13, 1945, and moved to St. Louis, MO when he was three. He graduated from University City High School in 1963, from Harvard in 1967 with BAs in music and English.

For more than thirty years, William Sleator thrilled readers with his inventive books. His House of Stairs was named one of the best novels of the twentieth cent
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