One Past Midnight

One Past Midnight

Book - 2014
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Each night, eighteen-year-old Sabine transitions between a life of privilege and security but no intimacy to one of economic struggle but loving relationships, and the difficulty of this strange situation causes her to consider suicide, at least in one physical reality.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury ,, 2014
Bloomsbury USA 2014
ISBN: 9780802737021
Branch Call Number: YF SHI NVD
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 1 past midnight

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violet_panda_971
Jan 10, 2015

i really like this, though the ending was sad and kind of random.

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purplee0_0
Jan 09, 2015

I love the ending!

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Zhii
Oct 13, 2014

For me, I think the book is pretty cool 'cause I never read a book with time traveling. The only problem I have is that I feel like the main characters' relationship rushed a little.

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Crossmeout
Feb 20, 2015

Sabine isn’t like anyone else. For as long as she can remember, she’s had two lives. Every twenty-four hours she ‘Shifts’, living each day twice. In one life, Sabine has everything: popular friends, expensive clothes, perfect grades, and the guy everyone wants. In the other, Sabine’s family struggles with finances, and she and her friends are considered rebels. But then she meets Ethan. He’s gorgeous, challenging, and he makes her feel like no one ever has before.

All Sabine really wants is the chance to live one life. When it seems like this might finally be possible, Sabine begins a series of dangerous experiments to achieve her goal. But is she willing to risk everything—including the one person who might actually believe her?

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purplee0_0
Jan 09, 2015

For Sabine, the 18-year-old protagonist at the center of ONE PAST MIDNIGHT by Jessica Shirvington, parallel universes --- or lives --- are a reality, and there’s nothing fantastic about it.

Each night at one past midnight, she “shifts” into another world, one where she lives a whole separate life from the one she fell asleep in. There, she relives the same day twice but as almost different people. In one life, she hails from Wellesley, Massachusetts and is a privileged and beloved daughter and girlfriend. In her other, she lives in Roxbury, just outside of Boston, and is rebellious and misunderstood by struggling parents. To some, a life twice lived might seem lucky, but Sabine does not count herself as remotely fortunate. She lives a double nightmare. And one that offers no hope of escape. She feels as if she can never truly be herself, and each day she has to be careful to hide any evidence of her two lives, making sure to be entirely two different people and not allowing herself to confide in anyone. However, after an accident just after her 18th birthday causes her to see some differences in the shift between lives, she realizes that there may be something she can do about her unfortunate predicament.

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