Published on: 11/05/2015
Genre: Science fiction, romance
Length: Novel, 346 pages
Frank Polansky is a 22-year-old store employee unsatisfied with his life. He wishes that he and his sister Courtney could achieve their dreams. They haven’t had much success due to coming from a poor family and being stuck in a shitty town.
One day, Frank runs into Dr. Kevin Sherman, a renowned physicist from Philadelphia. The man offers to help Frank and Courtney turn their lives around. Thinking he has nothing to lose, Frank accepts the help. He later wakes up to find that his wishes have somehow come true. Frank now has a chance to date his strongest crush, Marjorie Howell. In addition, he and Courtney are set to attend a major university.
Unbeknownst to Frank and Courtney, they are soon reported missing by their family and friends. The siblings have no idea where they’ve truly ended up. Jackie Clarkson, Frank’s closest friend, takes it upon herself to investigate his disappearance. She eventually learns about RETCON, an obscure scientific project that could change the world. Jackie decides to go after Frank so she can reveal her true feelings to him. Unfortunately, convincing Frank to return to a life where he seemingly has nothing will be a difficult endeavor.