Future Imperfect

K. Ryer Breese

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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Ade Patience can see the future and it's destroying his life. When the seventeen-year-old Mantlo High School student knocks himself unconscious, he can see days and decades into his own future. Ade's the best of Denver's "divination" underground and eager to join the heralded Mantlo Diviners, a group of similarly enabled teens. Yet, unlike the Diviners, Ade Patience doesn't see the future out of curiosity or good will; Ade gives himself concussions because he's addicted to the high, the Buzz, he gets when he breaks the laws of physics. And while there have been visions he's wanted to change, Ade knows the Rule: You can't change the future, no matter how hard you try.

His memory is failing, his grades are in a death spiral, and both Ade's best friend and his shrink are begging him to stop before he kills himself. Ade knows he needs to straighten-out. Luckily, the stunning Vauxhall Rodolfo has just transferred to Mantlo and, as Ade has seen her in a vision two years previously, they're going to fall in love. It's just the motivation Ade needs to kick his habit. Only things are a bit more complicated. Vauxhall has an addiction of her own, and, after a a vision in which he sees Vauxhall's close friend, Jimmy, drown while he looks on seemingly too wasted to move, Ade realizes that he must break the one rule he's been told he can't.


The pair must overcome their addictions and embrace their love for each other in order to do the impossible: change the future.


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Mr. von Ravengate
Raven’s Magikal Gifts, Aurora Mall
Aurora, CO

Thanks for the letter, Heinz.
Off the bat, I should mention I’m not religious. My mom’s super into Jesus, but that really hasn’t rubbed off on me. Not to say I’d dig Satanism either. Sorry, but that’d kill my mom. Stroke for sure. Good to know you find it meaningful though, and, hey, I am intrigued about the whole Atlantis psychic thing. But not so much the goat with a thousand eyes business.
Anyway, to answer a few of your questions:
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K. Ryer Breese lives in Denver and is a critic for American Movie Classics at Filmcritic.com.

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Future Imperfect
K. Ryer Breese

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312641511
ISBN10: 0312641516
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429978194
ISBN10: 1429978198
320 pages
Age Range: 13 and up
Grade Range: 8 and up
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