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4.53  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Just because someone CAN rewind time…doesn’t always mean they SHOULD.

Sixteen-year-old Chloe has always used her rewinding ability to keep her life as smooth as possible, flying under the radar. But when the golden strands of time start zapping her with erratic sparks, she fears that time itself might be in danger and reluctantly confronts Jake, the careless senior she susp
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Paperback, 394 pages
Published July 5th 2019 by Independently Published
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
This book has a very interesting concept. What if you could rewind time? Should you? Chloe finds herself in this dilemma after a tragic accident awakens her ability to rewind time.

For many years, Chloe believed that she was the only one with this ability. That changed when she and a senior named Jake wrote stories that were very similar. Chloe learned that she was not alone and that others could access the golden strands that makeup time. It is a fascinating thing to think about.

This book takes
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I think it's important as a reader, to step outside your usual genres and throw in something a little different. It helps keep things fresh and balanced. This book was definitely outside my usual genres and probably not something I would gravitate to on my own. This is a YA book, on the younger side of YA and probably even fitting for a middle grade reader. It is clean- no swearing, no sexual content. There isn't even any type of romance at all.

So, there were some things I really liked, some th
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Melissa
I read this to my 11 and 14 year old daughters. I don't think I would have kept reading this book on my own so I was glad I was reading it to them. They both really liked the whole story. I liked the second half of the book much more than the first half. The characters to me were young and a little silly and the book needed to be chopped down a bit. There was no repetition just lack of movement that stalled the book in the beginning. The end was more complex and full of information about the cha ...more
Katie W
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm always good for an intriguing young adult fantasy and this one was definitely unique for me. In fact, thinking about the ability to have some control over time was kind of overwhelming. Chloe discovered her unique power to rewind time and live it over again years ago, but an unexpected outcome that resulted from a school assignment made her realize that she's not alone. The adventure that comes from this discovery was mind boggling at times, yet entertaining and engaging.

It's always fun to t
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Annette
What a fun ride! This wasn't a romance (which is my usual), but it was so well done. I'd highly recommend it for tweens and teens, especially if they don't like the mushy stuff.

This was a great YA adventure. The rules and complexities of the time manipulation were so fun to discover and see how they played out. The interactions between the characters were fun (often funny) and the plot kept me turning pages. It was great to see rounded teenage characters without any of the flat, stereotypical hi
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Laura
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have always been attracted to books about time travel, so when I came across Springback about a teen who had the ability to rewind time, I knew I wanted to read it. Springback was fun and the concept of rewinding time was truly cool.

Chloe discovers her ability to rewind time but keeps it a secret. Something traumatic happened to her as a child and she wants to go back in time to rectify it, but no matter how much she tries she cannot rewind that far back. Then she discovers others who can rewi
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Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
I have to start by saying that I wasn't sure what to expect at all from this book. And I was blown away! Miller immediately captured my attention and held it so thoroughly throughout the entire book that I could not put it down. I repeat, I could NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!! I tried, I really did. Because it was getting late and my eyes were burning but I had to know how it all ended. I couldn't stop reading it held me so completely. Chloe can rewind time you guys! Literally she can take the strand ...more
Jana Miller
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I think everybody has at least one or two moments in their lives that they'd give just about anything to go back and do differently. It was thinking about moments like that--mostly small ones--in my own life, and that planted the seed for this book. What if we actually could go back? Rewind and try again?
So this is a book that started with the question of "What if?"...and it just grew from there. What if a sixteen-year-old girl could rewind time? What would she do with it and why? What if she d
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Christine Anderson
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow did I LOVE this book! There's just SO MUCH to love! I love the realness of the main character. Her insecurity, her humor, her strength. I love the diversity and depth of the other characters. I love the fun of considering what it would mean to be able to rewind time, and all the goofy stuff that ends up coming with it. I love that it's not a love story! So refreshing- and so great for so many teens who are really just trying to figure out friend stuff in high school. I was fascinated with th ...more
Emma Miller
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is one of a kind! In it, the main character experiences emotions well known to everyone, making her super relatable. Her development throughout the story is incredible, believable and inspiring, and the development of the other characters is fantastic as well.
The story is told beautifully. Every idea and aspect is creatively presented and so well thought out, and it’s just such a fun read!! The humor is right on point and the whole book is made of such a cool concept and thought!
Camille
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Springback isn't my usual genre (it’s a rare day I read contemporary, and an even rarer day I don’t read romance), but the premise was so intriguing I couldn’t resist, and goodness I really enjoyed this! Where to start?

Well, for one, the concept of time manipulation was not only fascinating, but it was so well developed. The author not only described this power in such convincing detail, but provided a fascinating background that made it feel real. I loved discovering the rules and complexities
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Maren Townsend
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My New Favorite Author

This is an amazing book! It was extremely well thought out and put together. I liked the challenges Chloe faced, and how she found herself struggling at times. I barely put it down. I can’t believe this is Ms. Miller’s debut novel. I look forward to her next book.
Shoshanah Lila
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing

YA paranormal, Migrainers, ethics/ coming of age

by Shoshanahlila

For a new author, this was a great piece of work. She says on the forward that she had help from various sources. I hope she continues to colaberate as tumbling things between various viewpoints has resulted in something better, rounder than what could have come from a lone brain. Other readers questioning the why, how etc. of scenes can help an author iron out rough places before going to press with a work that is less than it coul
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Rorie
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you were able to rewind time, would you do it? That's the thought that frequently went through my head as I read this book. After a family tragedy, Chloe somehow developed the ability to rewind time, and as the years passed, she became very adept at using it. Broke a dish? Rewind a few minutes. Forgot your homework? Rewind. Told someone something and then regretted it? Rewind again.

All seemed to be going pretty normal... or as normal as it can when you can rewind, but then Chloe found out th
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Cindy Masters Gritton
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chloe's life at 16 should simply revolve around school, friends, and maybe a boy, but it doesn't. Instead, it revolves around springing backwards in time, covering up little mishaps, embarrassing moments, and suddenly discovering that the senior boy in her creative writing class is able to do it, too. If that were all she needed to deal with, life could continue as she knows it; but there are others who possess the same ability, and one of them is determined that Chloe and her ancestors never ob ...more
Jana Mills
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
From the prologue, your heartstrings are pulled and you easily begin turning the pages. No love triangle, no grimacing at a young-adult book filled with "smut", just a great, easy, page-turning adventure. A book I, a mom, enjoyed and a clean read I know my teenage son and daughter will enjoy as well. I laughed, I cried, and I recommend! ...more
Suzie Waltner
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you could rewind time to fix a wrong, would you do it? How often would you rewind?

Since she was nine, Chloe’s been able to do exactly that, yet she’s never been able to correct the one thing she most desires changed. And now, there’s something happening with the strands of time, making rewinding more painful and difficult than normal.

Jana Miller takes readers on a time-altering adventure. At times I was just as confused as the characters with the inner workings of the time continuum, but the
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Pat Eroh
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great YA read that is really well-written and takes on such an original story. I love the characters and the storyline.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tyson Abaroa
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely not a genre I usually like.

HOWEVER!

Springback is very original and very well written. Chloe’s voice is unique and her journey is clear, clean, and satisfying.

Jana’s explanation of what Chloe sees is so clear that I could easily visualize her power.

Great read!
Julia - Books, Bunny & me
**This copy was kindly send to me by the author, Jana Miller**

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

16 year old Chloe can rewind time, from bad conversations to awkward moments. what she can't do however is impact the world in a major way. She can't undo death or accidents.

I think this book takes an interesting take on time travel by putting many limitations on it, such as no more than a few days in the past without major consequences and no travel forward.

Chloe finds out, through a school assignment, that a boy
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Linda Freeman
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The YA genre is a tricky one. It is so difficult to not only create an engaging storyline, but to also create characters that are not old beyond their years or written with a voice clearly coming from a “kids these days” attitude. Jana Miller does not have any of these problems. Her characters are not only believable, but written in a way that keeps them obviously young. Their dialogue, thoughts, and reactions to the story are interesting and well thought out, but manage to stay age appropriate. ...more
Elena
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young middle-school girls (5th-8th grade)
This was such an amazing read. It was a nice break from the fairy tales I have been reading as it was set in 21st century America. I felt like Choe's struggles were very real, and it was amazing to watch her overcome them. She, Leah, and Jake were perfectly developed characters. The way that Jake and Leah interacted with their parents, really added to the way the characters grew. The situations, while heavily mixed with their powers, were very relatable in a way that engaged me with the story. ...more
henry j. kosciuk
Great book

Great characters unique premise very entertaining. I would recommend this book for early teens through adults. Couldn't put it down especially the last few chapters. There are not too many books that I will miss sleep for, this is one of them
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