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Eddy Hall is devastated when his shiny brand new bike is stolen. A few days later, he receives an old beat-up bike from distant relatives in India. After his initial disappointment, he finds the bike can travel through time. He experiments with it with some disappointing results. He travels ahead a week to miss exams, and ends up in summer school. He sees the boy who stole his new bike, but can't do anything about it. His sister Eleanor takes a trip as well, and both teens are disappointed that they cannot change the past.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Time Travel:    -   largely backwards/past Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14) Time Travel story?    -   Yes Family relations    -   Yes Story largely takes place in    -   Present (early 21st century)

Main Character

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


Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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