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Lauren Shippen's The Infinite Noise is a stunning YA debut novel based on her wildly popular and award-winning podcast The Bright Sessions.

The Infinite Noise

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Caleb Michaels is a sixteen-year-old champion running back. Other than that his life is pretty normal. But when Caleb starts experiencing mood swings that are out of the ordinary for even a teenager, his life moves beyond “typical.”

Caleb is an Atypical, an individual with enhanced abilities. Which sounds pretty cool except Caleb's ability is extreme empathy—he feels the emotions of everyone around him. Being an empath in high school would be hard enough, but Caleb's life becomes even more complicated when he keeps getting pulled into the emotional orbit of one of his classmates, Adam. Adam's feelings are big and all-consuming, but they fit together with Caleb's feelings in a way that he can't quite understand.

Caleb's therapist, Dr. Bright, encourages Caleb to explore this connection by befriending Adam. As he and Adam grow closer, Caleb learns more about his ability, himself, his therapist—who seems to know a lot more than she lets on—and just how dangerous being an Atypical can be.

Estimated Ship Date for Winners: June 11th, 2019


Lauren Shippen

Lauren Shippen is a writer and actor with experience in podcasts, film, and books. She is the creator and head writer of The Bright Sessions, a popular science fiction podcast that has won numerous awards and was named one of iTunes' Best of 2016. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media 2018 and one of MovieMaker Magazine and Austin Film Festival’s 25 Screenwriters to Watch. Lauren was born in New York City and grew up in Bronxville, New York. She currently lives in Los Angeles but travels frequently to New York where she can split her time between her parents’ dogs and her love of Broadway.

Book Details

Publisher Tor/Forge Books
Genre Young Adult
Publication Date Sep 24 2019
ISBN 9781250297518


First Impressions

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Jun 09 2019 – 01:11 PM

Right Up My Alley!

Oh this book is right up my alley! I am an Empath and can relate so well to what Caleb endures...

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Jun 11 2019 – 12:59 AM

sounds loud!

Being a teen is hard enough where you own emotions so its gotta be even harder with...

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Jun 10 2019 – 11:40 PM

I loved it!

I don’t really know what I was expecting but this wasn’t it, in the best way possible....

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