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There were two things everyone knew about Miranda Vaile before she'd even arrived at our school. The first was that she had no parents - they were dead. And the second? They were dead because Miranda had killed them.
Olive Corbett is definitely NOT crazy.
Not anymore. These days she takes her meds like a good girl, hangs out with her best friend Ami, and stays the hell away from the toxic girls she used to be friends with.
She doesn’t need a boyfriend. Especially not a lifesaver-type with a nice smile. And she doesn’t need the drama of that creepy new girl Miranda, who has somehow latched on to Olive's ex-best friend.
Yet from a distance, Olive can see there's something sinister about the new friendship. Something almost... parasitic. Maybe the wild rumours ARE true. Maybe Miranda is a killer.
But who would believe Olive? She does have a habit of letting her imagination run away with her…
This book was one I couldn't put down and did nothing else but read this book and eat when I was hungry until I finished it. My mum told me she hadn't seen me and asked me where I had been all day. I replyed with 'Em Bailey's imagination'.
This is a must read
I woud like to read SHIFT because the cover and title are almost confusing which makes me want to read it so I can understand it.
This was a great book that was spooky and unreal. I thought it was amazing and I'm glad that I listened to my librarian's recommendation.
I don't normally read scary books because I get scared easily but this book isn't terrifying so if you're afraid, it's okay. Just go to your nearest library or book shop and read it!
"Ami helps me," I said. Mum kept cutting her food into smaller and smaller pieces. "Aren’t there others you can talk to?" She said not meeting my eyes. "What about Katie? You girls used to be so close." "She's got a new best friend now." I didn’t add that the new best friend was probably a parasitic shapeshifter who kept stealing her stuff. It seemed a bit dramatic for dinner time. If you like stories of strange occurrences and mental clinics then Shift is a book for you. Set in the small town of Jubilee Park, Olive Corbett isn’t just your normal everyday teenage girl and Miranda Vaile isn’t who she seems to be. And when Katie Clarke dies of sudden heart problems all of Olive's suspicions add up to the same thing. Miranda Vaile is a shapeshifter. But who would believe a girl who has just come out of a mental clinic? This is a brilliant story that combines love and paranormal occurrences and I recommend it to everyone!!
Ever since the incident, and since her father left, Olive has looked at the world differently and has not liked what she saw, especially about herself. Cutting herself off from her former friends, from Alison, and throwing out everything about her old self, her old life, she has replaced it all. From new friends to a new wardrobe and a bedroom makeover, she has finally found a new version of herself that she is happy with. Unfortunately so has someone else.
When she first discovered the shapeshifter she feared no one would believe her until it was too late. But when her life was shattered and her perceptions changed she realised that believing in shapshifters was something only a crazy girl would do, and she was not crazy, at least not anymore. So when the so called 'shapeshifter' befriends her she no longer holds the crazy fear of losing her identity or her life. However she may be crazy not to fear.
Shift mingles together all aspects of friendship from loyalty, acceptance and encouragement to misunderstandings, manipulation and malaise. Not all friendships are healthy, and while some are only fleeting and created out of need, others can be down right dangerous. However it is a true friend who will stand by you when you need them most. A genuinely engaging story that surprises and leaves you wondering.
Shift is a story about a young girl called Olive suffering by the loss of her father. She used to be-as she called, one of the 'toxic girls'. She was popular, beautiful and used to hang out with Katie. Now, shes changed and Katie is her new enemy. Out of the blue, a new girl by the name of 'Miranda' comes to school and rumor has it, that she's murdered her own parents. Olive believes there's something wrong with her. And she and her best-friend, set out to find what it is. The book was a little confusing at first but I loved how she clearly states her relationships with her family, ex-best friend, and some others. Throughout the book, I couldn't stop reading. It was exhilarating and a little scary, but overall this book was very enjoyable.