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    During a struggle, a lightning bolt transports Charles DeWitt, a white settler boy, and Little Jake, a Native American boy, from 1838 to 2000. They must overcome their differences and cultural mistrust.
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Charles is recognized from an old photo as a bike repairman's forefather who plans to use his experimental time transformer on a bicycle-built-for-two to return them. He must return them; but what will happen when the bike is damaged?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Time Travel:    -   largely forwards/future Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Time Travel story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   a kid


Earth setting:    -   19th century    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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