Singularity

Singularity

by William Sleator

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Overview

Sixteen-year-old twins Harry and Barry stumble across a gateway to another universe, where a distortion in time and space causes a dramatic change in their competitive relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553256277
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/22/1991
Pages: 208
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

About the Author

William Sleator (1945–2011) was the author of numerous science fiction books for children and young adults, including Interstellar Pig, House of Stairs, and Blackbriar.

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Singularity 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
notemily on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book simultaneously frightened me and blew my mind when I was younger. To say why would spoil the ending.
SQAdams on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
William Sleator is a wonderful young adult/science fiction author! This was the first book of his I ever read. I was instantly hooked by the concept of this novel and how the story played out. Once I finished this book I set out to collect the rest of the books by William Sleator. Do not miss out on this book!
weener on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It must suck to be William Sleator. He writes fascinating, memorable plots that wouldn't be out of place in much more famous books, but no one can ever remember his name. I read this book after it turned up as the answer to a book identification question someone e-mailed the library with. His books are rivaled only by Ray Bradbury short stories in the frequency they appear on "what was that book?"-type websites. In Singularity, a pair of 16-year old twin boys arrive at their recently deceased great-uncle's house in rural Illinois to house sit until their parents have time to come take care of his affairs. The book is narrated by Harry, the less popular, less athletic, less outgoing twin. He worries that his brother, Barry, who can be moody, pushy and mean, doesn't like him and wishes he weren't a twin. So when they discover a bizarre "playhouse" on the property where spending one hour inside is equal to one second outside, Harry gets...an idea. This book wasn't as great as House of Stairs, but it was still a solidly enjoyable sci-fi read. I noticed that every chapter ends with a cliffhanger, just like Nancy Drew books, and that was sort of cheesy. But other than that, a great YA book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Singularity is a really good book. I recommend it for any young adult. It's a little complicated but still totally cool. There is excitement, mystery, intrigue, and really cool concepts and ideas. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time! However, this book has a lot of science fiction in it. That isn't a bad thing at all, but if you don't like science fiction, you might not like this book. I love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Singularity is definately a page turner.William Slator has a way of puting your emotions on a rollercoaster throughout the book. It's my favorite book and it's too bad that i only discovered it 2 weeks ago!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book started slow, but a third of the way through it caught my attention. I couldn't put it down. I read the book in one night! I think you should read it too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Singularity is a book of two brothers who were sent alone to their uncle¿s house, when they were at his house they want back to time travel. There are only two main characters, they were Barry and Harry. My favorite aspect is the plot of the story. The plot is great because it has horror . This is a great book because it has almost every thing in it like horror , and comedy. I recommend this book to other kids in middle schools because it¿s funny and scary. I hope you enjoy this book: it is fantastic!