Shift is one of the best teen books I have read in a while. Told in alternating present and retrospective episodes, Chris details the cross-country road trip he took with best friend, Win. The trip ends badly and Win ended up leaving Chris on his own in the far west. When Win never returns home, his powerful father sends the FBI to track Chris and find out what happened.
The writing is really powerful (especially for a debut) and the story is gripping. I think this will have good teen appeal for the full range of ages. Hearty YAY from me.