Title: Fair Coin
Author: E.C. Myers
Blurb: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.
I got to meet Eugene at a book signing event. He is super nice and I thought his book sounded interesting. He was also giving away chocolate coins as a promo, and by no means has that influenced my interest in the book. :) Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. It's a refreshing story from a male POV in 3rd person. You know me and 3rd person, we are not the best of friends, but in FAIR COIN it didn't bother me at all. The story twists and turns and keeps you guessing. Plus, the whole idea of the coin and what it does is brilliant. So, yes, I liked it and would recommend checking it out.
E. C. Myers homepage
Where to buy it:
Barnes and Noble
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