STUCK IN THE 70’S by D. L. Garfinkle

STUCK IN THE 70’S

Age Range: 13 - 15
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The lives of two diametrically opposed teens intersect in this offbeat take on time travel. Tyler Gray and Shay Saunders are seniors in the same California high school, but Tyler lives in 1978, Shay in 2006. They meet unexpectedly when Tyler finds Shay naked in his bathtub, and the last thing Shay remembers is drinking champagne in her boyfriend’s Jacuzzi. Stuck in the polyester world of the Bee Gees without an iPod, cell phone or DVD player, selfish, spoiled and superficial Shay doesn’t know what to make of nice, naïve and nerdy Tyler. Besotted with gorgeous Shay, Tyler convinces his parents she needs a place to stay. As Tyler tries to get Shay back to the future, Shay turns Tyler into a hip teen. In the process, their lives are changed, and not always for the better. The alternating voices of Shay and Tyler narrate this time-travel tale with credible insight into what makes teens tick in 1978 as well as 2006. Entertaining, despite the improbable plot. (Fiction. 13-15)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-399-24663-0
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2007




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