A surreal and timely novel about isolation and human connection from Michael L. Printz Award winner A.S. King. Switch tell the story of Tru Beck, a girl who lives in a house with a single mysterious switch at its center. No one knows what the switch controls, but Tru's father spends all his time building progressively larger boxes around the switch, until each of his children is safely isolated in their own box.
Tru Beck is a teenage girl from Pennsylvania who lives in a world that has become trapped in a fold in time and space, where "real" time has stopped but humanity continues to mark artificial time based on a website called N3WCLOCK.com. Tru lives in a house that has a switch at its center. No one knows what the switch controls, but her father continually builds larger and larger boxes around the switch (Tru lives in Box #7). Tru leaves the box through a Tru-shaped hole to go to school, where she pays no attention to the new "Solution Time" curriculum. In fact, the only interesting thing that's ever happened to Tru at school is when she discoevrs (on her first try) that she can throw a javelin farther than any human has ever thrown anything before in human history.