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Johnny Maxwell didn't expect time travel as a side effect of rescuing his hometown's resident bag lady. He certainly didn't expect that he would go back to 1941 and meet his own grandfather as a young man. Neither did he expect one of his friends to get stuck in the past or another one to get arrested and suspected of being a German spy. Now he must set things right, and then there is the matter of the bomb. Can he save the town from being bombed in the past without changing the future beyond recognition? Helped (or hindered, as the case may be) by his friends and the man who will one day become his grandfather, Johnny must piece together the mystery and do what he thinks is right.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Coming of age    -   Yes Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Time Travel story?    -   Yes Story largely takes place in    -   1900-1960's

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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