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3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  111 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
What if you could press the rewind button on your life?

Time is a funny thing. Some people believe it only moves in one direction— forward.

But others think time moves forward and backward simultaneously. Of course, no one really knows the answer.

No one, that is, until Liam is killed by a falling speaker at a Battle of the Bands contest. Suddenly Liam travels back in time an
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published September 17th 2005 by Walker Childrens (first published 2004)
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Shant Zatourian
Mar 07, 2013 Shant Zatourian rated it it was amazing
I chose this book because the summary on the back seemed very interesting and it made me want to read more about it. This book is about a boy named Liam who suddenly wants to form a band with his friends. His friends approve of the idea, but his parents don't because they had a tragic experience in their past when they were in a band together. Like every child, Liam is curious about what had happened and one day when he goes to buy a used drum set he finds out what had happened to his parents fr ...more
Nov 01, 2009 Haley rated it really liked it
16 year old Liam Condie feels like he's going nowhere. His dad doesn't have a job and spends a lot of time at the local pub while his mom struggles to keep Liam and his dad from fighting. Then one day an idea strikes Liam from out of no where–he and his friends should start their own band. Soon, Salamander, their band, is going to perform in the Battle of the Bands. As Liam is playing the drums during their performance, a terrible accident sends his spirit spinning back through time to witness ...more
Mar 20, 2008 Annette rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teenagers
This book was interesting but it was a bit to draggy. It was about a boy named Liam who dies when he was performing in a rock band concert. He lives with his mother, sister and his father. His relationship with his mother was tighter and they got along with each other. But compared to his father, they're not that close. His father doesn't work.
When Liam and his friends establish Salamander, their rock band, Liam had to find drum sets. So he later goes to Weird Welly to see if he had a drum set.
Leigh Paddon
Sep 25, 2015 Leigh Paddon rated it it was amazing
A really interesting take on how life is not always what it seems.
Sarah Bullard
Aug 07, 2013 Sarah Bullard rated it liked it
This book was pretty good. I was expecting it to be better, since it was about a drummer getting to watch his parents lives, which is pretty much the ultimate combination to me, but it was so full of (view spoiler) that it was kind of ruined for me to some extent. Interesting, but far from phenomenal.
Armani clare
Nov 06, 2011 Armani clare rated it really liked it
I read this a while ago. I forgot I had read it until I looked at my bookshelf and said "WWHHHHHAAAATTT. That was my sh*t!" Lol, it was a surprising read at the time. Because I wouldn't be caught dead reading at the time... But it was a really good story that I would like to read more of!
Liz Fichera
May 15, 2011 Liz Fichera rated it really liked it
A clever time travel story told from the perspective of 16-year old drummer rock star wannabe Liam who finds himself going back in time to 1986 and meeting his parents when they were teens. It was a fast-paced read and I thoroughly enjoyed the British humor and locale.
Jan 04, 2008 Helen rated it liked it
Ahh, one of those books where a teen travels back into time, kind of, and meets his parents when they were teens. Everyone is in a rock band.

I guessed the ending, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
Jun 21, 2008 Katie added it
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Killed by a falling speaker, Liam travels back in time and finds himself in the middle of his teenaged parents’ band rehearsal. If Liam helps them, will he cancel out his own existence?
Jan 30, 2009 Brynn rated it it was ok
in pursuit of a book for seth...

this will work for him for sure, though i found it a bit predictable it clear, short, about a drummer, with enough mystery to pull a reader along.
Feb 04, 2010 Ifahh rated it it was amazing
Shelves: time-travel
I absolutely loved this book. Almost cried when I read the ending. I'll definitely read it again if I stumble upon it.
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JAN PAGE is a novelist, screenwriter, and television producer, whose experience ranges right across the age spectrum. Over the years, she has written hundreds of episodes of television and thirteen of her plays have been professionally staged. Jan lives in London and is co-founder of Adastra, an independent production company specializing in the children’s sector.
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