About the Book
Chloe has always used her ability to rewind time to keep her life mistake-free and blame-free, flying under the radar as much as possible. But when the golden strands she uses to manipulate time start zapping her mind with erratic sparks, she and her friends are forced to investigate.
Family secrets dating back more than a hundred years mark the trail of an ancient amulet being hunted by someone who will stop at nothing to strip Chloe of her ability, even if it means erasing Chloe’s life altogether.
Soon Chloe is faced with heart-wrenching decisions and the question she’s been avoiding for seven years: does this extraordinary ability give her any right to manipulate other people’s lives?
Springback is a contemporary fantasy full of magical realism for teens and tweens—a unique twist on time travel, parallel universes, and time loops. More than just a mystery about supernatural abilities, it’s a coming-of-age adventure about being real, forgiving yourself, and making tough choices.
In My Opinion
If you could rewind time to fix a wrong, would you do it? How often would you rewind?
Since she was nine, Chloe’s been able to do exactly that, yet she’s never been able to correct the one thing she most desires changed. And now, there’s something happening with the strands of time, making rewinding more painful and difficult than normal.
Jana Miller takes readers on a time-altering adventure. At times I was just as confused as the characters with the inner workings of the time continuum, but the device works well for this particular story.
I found myself rooting for team Chloe as more about her family’s history, time strands, and the ring of time are revealed.
Springback is an engaging and unique YA read that’s entertaining as well as imaginative. It’s not time travel, but it definitely made me think about all the after-effects of altering time.
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