Anything But Ordinary

Anything But Ordinary

by Lara Avery
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Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423163862
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lara Avery graduated from Macalester College in 2010. She grew up in Topeka, Kansas, but is not yet sure where she lives. She highly recommends Indian chai, not owning more than you can carry, and listening to loud music. 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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Anything But Ordinary 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
romancemistress More than 1 year ago
Hopeful Olympic diver, 17 year old Bryce, fails to tuck into a twist by the slightest bit and suffers a grievous head wound that puts her into a coma for 5 years. When she awaken, her family has all but fallen apart, her two best friends and her sister have grown up and away from her...and she is still the 17 year old girl who fell into sleep. This story could almost fit the new classification New Adult which deals with the lives and loves of those from 18-24, but it lacks the explicit sexual behavior and drugs, alcohol, and college experiences that some of those do. But Bryce being an athlete and dedicated to nothing but her sport had already avoided all of those high school temptations, too, on her way to the Olympics. Now it has all passed her by: prom, graduation, those senior experiences that ease us out of teenhood. That is one of the frustrations that Bryce feels, that everyone else has grown past her with experiences she can't share and that she is still a 17 year old with a teen's feelings in a newly awakened 22 year old body that she has to strenghten and teach to do everything again. She is helped by an attentive Vanderbilt med student, Carter, who has followed her progress. She has become more than a patient to her (we should all be so lucky!), and he assists her on her journey back to normalcy. But Bryce doesn't know what to do with this now changed life, with this body that will never be the strong one it once was. Others consider her a medical miracle, but the injury that put her into a deep, long sleep has changed her brain in ways she has told no one about, in ways she can't quite believe herself. Can she really ever be ordinary again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books ever. Bryce's story about being in a coma for four years and waking up to her whole life being different is extraordinary! Not only is the story perfect but the way the author makes the reader feel the emotions and actions of the characters is like watching a movie in your head. It does not just stick to one conflict, but instead many problems, so you never get bored. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree 2below
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bryce's story is captivating and emotional. The ups and downs of this book leave you wanting more and more. The way she deals with her "best friend" and ex boyfriend is emotional and you simply cannot put the book down for fear of missing something. I was so involved in their drama that I would have to stop and stare at a wall for a moment. One of my very favorite books!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is beautiful and heartbraking. Worth your money. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting read, full of suprises and keeps you guessing. The only reason i didnt give it 5 stars was because it didnt end like i had wanted it to, but then again, not all stories have a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is hands down the best book I have ever read. I finished it in one day a couple weeks ago, and I still cant get it out of my mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect and lifechanging
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book full of great detail. I loved every part of it except the end. I feel like the ending of the book left me with many questions. Overall though it was a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good, quick read, many plot twists. Was a very good book until the ending.... the ending ruined it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book, but extremly sad. I just can't stop thinking about all the things that will happen after the book ends. Again, an exellent book that really opens your world and will leave you very sad, but wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
amazing book the author created a outstanding story that is life changing i will never be able to look at certain things the same again i read alot of books and i cry very easy reading but never have i ever bawled my eyes when the end plot twisted came i cried my eyes out till the very end and thirty mins after finishing it and im about to read it again 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing read i rdcomened r
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't imagine waking up to a world like that!( Maybe her boyfriend being engaged, but to her best friend?)