Scott Tyler, 16 year-old loser, good at nothing: not school, making friends, talking to girls, or anything, discovers that can to undo any decision, with a little concentration, for the next three or four years. Curran’s put us into another world where some kids are Shifters, and there’s a shadowy government conspiracy. Shift gives us what we want with the usual tropes of YA drama: outcast boy finds himself a highly powerful mage Shifter, and whisked off to magic Shifter school. Fortunately, Scott gets past the school phase and dumped right into the shadowy drama. Engaging. Fun. Worth the read.