There are only two weeks left before con, but that’s enough time to read this great book! For our book club discussion this year we’ll be discussing the award-winning Fair Coin, by frequent track guest E.C. Myers. He’ll be present to talk about his book and answer your questions! The discussion will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, in the track room (Marriott A707).
Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.
Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin–a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.
The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted–if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.
Not only was Fair Coin the winner of the prestigious 2012 Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Book, but it was also a finalist for the 2013 Compton Crook Award and the 2013 British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award).
During book club we’ll be discussing Fair Coin only, so no worries about spoilers if you haven’t read the sequel Quantum Coin yet. If you aren’t able to make the book club time or won’t be at con, feel free to leave a question here or in our goodreads group, and we’ll try to bring it up in the discussion. See you at 1:00pm on Saturday during con!