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Shiftling - Steven Savile

This is my first time reading anything by Savile and I was thoroughly impressed. The story starts in 1985 with Drew and his friends trying to gather up money to go to the local fair by doing odd jobs in the neighborhood. Scotty, the leader of the group, approached creepy Mr. Harrison but gets a key in return for the labor. Little did the boys know how much that key would impact their lives. 

 

This was a quick entertaining read that kept me guessing until the end. The story flashes back and forth between 1985 and the present time which is usually annoying but Savile pulled it off wonderfully. Although I'm usually not a fan of stories told in the first person, again, Savile did an excellent job and I felt more connected to Drew by it. If you've never read anything by Savile, pick this up and read it to the end. Recommended!