Anything But Ordinary

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Hyperion Book CH, Sep 11, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
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Bryce remembers it like it was yesterday. The scent of chlorine. The blinding crack and flash of pain. Blood in the water.

When she wakes up in the hospital, all Bryce can think of is her disastrous Olympic diving trial. But everything is different now. Bryce still feels seventeen, so how can her little sister be seventeen, too? Life went on without her while Bryce lay in a coma for five years. Her best friend and boyfriend have just graduated from college. Her parents barely speak. And everything she once dreamed of doing—winning a gold medal, traveling the world, falling in love—seems beyond her reach.

But Bryce has changed too, in seemingly impossible ways.  She knows things she shouldn’t. Things that happened while she was asleep. Things that haven’t even happened yet. During one luminous summer, as she comes to understand that her dreams have changed forever, Bryce learns to see life for what it truly is: extraordinary.

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I liked the premise up to a point. - Goodreads
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Why You Must Read This: Compelling plot. - Goodreads
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User Review  - sennebec - LibraryThing

What if you had the ultimate second chance, only to discover that it's on a bungee cord? Bryce was on track to become an Olympic diver when she miscalculated her dive by a fraction and hit her head ... Read full review

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User Review  - Teresa Bateman - Goodreads

It happened at the Olympic diving trials. A leap from the platform that wasn't quite far enough, a spin, and then her skull cracking against the cement. Blood in the water. When Bryce opens her eyes ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Lara Avery is a recent graduate of Macalester College. She lives somewhere between St. Paul, New York, and the Internet. Anything But Ordinary is her first novel.

Alloy Entertainment is a creative think tank that develops and produces approximately thirty new books a year, which are published in more than twenty-five languages around the world. In 2009 and 2010, more than thirty of Alloy Entertainment's books reached the New York Times Best Sellers list. Its best-selling franchises include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, The Clique, The Luxe, Private, and The A-List.

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