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The odds of lightning /

by Davies, Jocelyn [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.Description: 373 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781481440530 (hardback); 1481440535 (hardback).Subject(s): Friendship -- Fiction | Lightning -- Fiction | Ability -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Lightning -- Juvenile fiction | Ability -- Juvenile fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction | New York (State) -- New York | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: "The night before their SATs, four former best friends get struck by a magical bolt of lightning that gives them special powers and sends them on an all-night adventure throughout New York City"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A bolt of lightning inspires an incredible journey in this charming, magical realism adventure that takes four teens on an all-night journey through the streets of New York City.<br> <br> Extraordinary things happen when we least expect them. <br> <br> Tiny, Lu, Will and Nathaniel used to be best friends. Then life-defining events the summer before high school tore them apart. Now, three years later, they hardly talk anymore. Nathaniel has become obsessed with winning the prestigious science scholarship that his genius older brother once won. Will has risen from anonymity to popular soccer star. Lu grew into a brash, impetuous actress. And shy, poetic Tiny has slowly been fading away.<br> <br> But fate weaves their lives together again the night before the SATs, during a wild thunderstorm that threatens to shut down New York City. And lightning strikes.<br> <br> Before they know what's hit them, the four teens embark on an epic all-night adventure to follow their dreams, fall in and out of love, reconcile the past, and overcome the fears that have been driving them since that one lost summer. And by the time the sun rises, odds are they'll discover that there's a fine line between science and magic, and that the mysteries of love and friendship can't be explained.

Ages 14 up.

"The night before their SATs, four former best friends get struck by a magical bolt of lightning that gives them special powers and sends them on an all-night adventure throughout New York City"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

When lightning strikes four former friends the night before their SATs, each becomes "everything [he or] she had always secretly wanted and yet been so afraid of"; the suddenly-superpowered group reunites in an all-night adventure. In alternating "then" and "now" sections, the protagonists' fears--and the gradually revealed reasons for their estrangement--ring true, even if their motivations are sometimes made overly explicit. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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