Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Fast Backward by David Patneaude

David Patneaude

YA SciFi, Time Travel

Bobby Hastings witnesses an atomic explosion near a top secret New
Mexico army base in July of 1945. 
he soon heads off on his bike for home, only to encounter something
that rivals the blast for drama. A girl his age stands naked at the
side of the lonely desert road: underweight, unwell, and speaking
with a German accent. In the coming days, she unveils an impossible
story about time travel and a heartbreaking outcome of the war. She
begs people to believe her warning and prevent the awful future she
claims to know too well. But even if they do believe her, and the
story is true, the biggest question remains: can history be undone?

Patneaude finally heeded the advice, "It's never too late to
have a happy childhood," and began writing seriously (more or
less) in the mid 1980's. His first novel, SOMEONE WAS WATCHING,
winner of South Dakota and Utah book awards, was published in 1993.
His books have been placed on young readers' lists in more than
thirty states and honored by the New York Public Library (THE LAST
MAN'S REWARD), the Society of School Librarians International (FRAMED
IN FIRE), the Winnetka (Illinois) Public Library's "One Book,
Two Villages" program (THIN WOOD WALLS), and the Washington
State Public Library (THIN WOOD WALLS). His newest book, EPITAPH
ROAD, was first published in March 2010. A revised digital edition
was published in February 2017. Enjoy! When he's not sitting in a
coffee shop writing, or at a school or library or conference talking
about writing, or out on the running trail thinking about writing,
he's at home in Woodinville, Washington with his wife Judy, a junior
high librarian.

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  1. Another thoughtful and thought-provoking read from David Patneaude. I loved Fast Backward - the "what-if" scenario is incredibly interesting, and a teaching moment as well for anyone interested in WWII history. Definitely a unique perspective from other novels on the subject. Fun, fascinating characters and plenty of action - highly recommended for YA readers!

  2. That signpost is a great visual on the cover, I like the rust on it the best.