Neal Shusterman

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Neal Shusterman is an award-winning author of books for young adults.

His latest novel Game Changer is a thrilling Science Fiction story. 17-year-old Ashley Bowman is propelled into a sequence of alternate universes when he makes hard physical contact with other players during Americal Football matches. With each shift, he experiences different social realities that leave him reeling and questioning the extent to which his home universe is as progressive as he imagined it to be.

I caught up with Neal from his home in Florida to talk about the ideas explored in the book.

About the book

An ambitious and magnetic novel from the New York Timesbestselling Neal Shusterman, about a teenage American football player forced into a series of parallel lives.

As a star player on his high school American football team, Ash is used to taking some hard hits. But that one run in his last game must have knocked him a little loose because suddenly his life doesn’t look quite the way he remembers it.

As Ash bounces into worlds that are almost-but-not-really his own, he starts to question everything, including his own perceptions and place in his own reality. But can he even work out how to get back there?