The Split Second (The Seems Series #2)by John Hulme, Michael Wexler
Becker Drane may have the coolest job in The World, but he's struggling to keep up with his normal life outside of The Seems. He's so busy Fixing that his Me-2™ spends more time with his family than he does. And even though he's supposed to keep his life in The World and The Seems separate, he can't stop thinking about the girl he met during his Mission in
Becker Drane may have the coolest job in The World, but he's struggling to keep up with his normal life outside of The Seems. He's so busy Fixing that his Me-2™ spends more time with his family than he does. And even though he's supposed to keep his life in The World and The Seems separate, he can't stop thinking about the girl he met during his Mission in Sleep.
And the Missions aren't exactly getting easier.
When a bomb explodes in the Department of Time, Becker is called in to take over for a more senior Fixer. But the bomb has created a path of destruction Becker could never have imagined. And if Becker can't Fix this Mission in Time, he might not have to worry about balancing life between The World and The Seems anymore. . . .
The adventures of Becker Drane, 13, who lives both in the Real World and in the world of The Seems, continues in John Hulme and Michael Wexler's sequel (2008) to The Glitch in Sleep (2007, both Bloomsbury). Becker is a Fixer who is called upon to right any wrongs in The Seems world, where all of normal life is maintained and monitored. In this case, time is "out of whack" because of a time bomb. As Becker's family goes on vacation, he heads off to save mankind, meeting all kinds of characters-from a disillusioned artist to a retired Fixer who sacrifices himself to save others. The plot is complex, with many characters drifting in and out, and there are many varying viewpoints. Listeners unfamiliar with the first book may be confused because little background story is provided. Oliver Wyman's narration does not vary enough to completely differentiate between the characters or emphasize the text's many hilarious wordplays and puns.-Edith Ching, Washington Latin Public Charter School, Washington, DC
Meet the Author
Michael Wexler and John Hulme are the authors of The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep and The Seems: The Lost Train of Thought. They have also edited a short story collection for adults, and authored other works of adult nonfiction. This is their first series for younger readers. Michael and John both live in New Jersey.
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