Told from the viewpoint of a smart-but-naive pre-teen, this book real...more
Rewind by William Sleator is a book about a kid, Peter, who dies in a car crash, hit after running out from an argument with his mother and his father, after fighting, the tension breaking after he found out he was adopted. Some great figure gives him a second chance to possibly change his past-- and live again. But he can't simply try to be better, he has to go deeper.
In this book, Peter says something about to write something good, you have to combine reality with fantasy. Fantasy so it gives...more
I read it in about an hour and a half, but I have to say, I kept me engaged. Plus I really like the morals and lessons that stem from this book, including messages of love, acceptance, and willingness to change for the better.
All in all, really good...more
I'm only part-way through this book . . . but I'm vastly pleased with it so far.
The writing brings to mind Nancy Kress' earlier work, and the plot has elements of Carl Sagan's "Contact" (which is, in fact, mentioned in this book.)
It is an interesting intellectual exercise to confront some of the questions raised in the book . . . and see how the author's characters solve them.
For more than thirty years, William Sleator thrilled readers with his inventive books. His House of Stairs was named one of the best novels of the twentieth cent...more