Parents' Guide to

Game Changer

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Football player hits alternate dimension in exciting sci-fi.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

More mature Neal Shusterman book

Game Changer is a sci-fi story about a character getting knocked into alternate dimensions. Even a slight change in time or choice alters the universe and in turn, our reality. Many major issues are explored such as racism, possessiveness in relationships, sexual orientation, selling drugs and the imperfections of humanity. There is some violence but not nearly as much as his other books. He does use f*** a handful of times and sexual innuendos which is unusual for him. Overall, another excellent book from Neal Shusterman.

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Finding a fresh twist on parallel universes is difficult, but this thoughtful, suspenseful tale brings heart and originality to the endeavor. In Game Changer, Ash Bowman is a likable main character -- sensitive, driven, intelligent -- and he is surrounded by a diverse cast of supporting characters. It's fun to see author Neal Shusterman put Ashby through a series of mind-bending changes that question the nature of reality. There are no easy answers for why the world works as it does. Readers who want a challenging science fiction tale with philosophical underpinnings will be surprised and excited by Game Changer.

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