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Bad Love Strikes by Kevin L. Schewe MD
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it was amazing

A fun, musical reading adventure filled with historical facts and Sci-fi thrills!

Bad Love Strikes was a really fun read, and a thoroughly enjoyable book. Author Kevin Schewe has taken a dark time in history, namely the Holocaust and creation of the Atomic Bomb, and buffered it with a gaggle of teens who offer us hope, friendship, and ultimately, a whole lot of fun.

This book is set in the 1940s and 1970s, where a group of teens known as the Bad Love Gang find a time machine set to go back to the years of World War II. It’s a “back up” plan that was devised during the war in case the Manhattan project failed. So the kids come up with a mission – go back and save some people from the Holocaust!

Schewe has worked as a radiation oncologist for more than 32 years, and says because of that, he has learned to always offer hope. This theme fills his book, offering us the Bad Love Gang, who we’ll want to root for to the end, and knowing somehow that it will all turn out okay. Many of the “gang” members are based on real-life characters from Schewe’s childhood and all have nicknames. Schewe himself is featured as “Bubble Butt.”

Mixing his vast knowledge of World War II, with his physics background, Schewe’s book combines fact and fiction well. While I’ve read stories about Oak Ridge, TN and the building of the bomb, I learned even more from this work of fiction, such as the history behind Area 51, and the story behind the mysterious real life WWII plane the Phantom Fortress. I was so intrigued that I started Googling topics in this book to see where fact ended and fiction began.

Making this book even more fun are the links to songs to listen to as you read, especially as the gang is flying through the skies on their adventure in the plane.

I highly recommend this book to everyone, young and old. You don’t have to be a science fiction fan or a historical fiction fan to enjoy this read. This book will transport you not only through time, but out of your real life and into a world where hope rules, adventure is at hand, and music paves the way. Highly Recommended.
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2019 – Finished Reading
November 4, 2019 – Shelved

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