Lost in the '90s

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"AS LONG AS I LIVE, I WILL NEVER FORGET THE NIGHT OF 4.7.12..."

KURT loves the 1990s! Thanks to his parents who graduated Hazel Park High the exact same year he was born - 1994 - he's a walking encyclopedia of '90s nostalgia from "American Pie" to Zima.

DAVE dreams of becoming the next Kurt Cobain. But first, he has to get himself out of "Hazeltucky" - and away from the pretty cheerleader he's had his eye on ...

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Overview

"AS LONG AS I LIVE, I WILL NEVER FORGET THE NIGHT OF 4.7.12..."

KURT loves the 1990s! Thanks to his parents who graduated Hazel Park High the exact same year he was born - 1994 - he's a walking encyclopedia of '90s nostalgia from "American Pie" to Zima.

DAVE dreams of becoming the next Kurt Cobain. But first, he has to get himself out of "Hazeltucky" - and away from the pretty cheerleader he's had his eye on since freshman year at "Hillbilly" High.

MICHELLE's got it all: beauty, brains, a popular boyfriend. The Homecoming Queen of HPHS is going places after graduation. The last thing she needs in her life is a wannabe grunge rocker - or a baby.

"EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!"

At his school's "Lost in the '90s" dance, a wild stage-dive into the mosh pit leaves Kurt facedown on the floor, unconscious. When he wakes, he meets up with Michelle. But the boy doesn't recognize the girl as being one of his classmates...and vice-versa.

After Kurt runs into Dave at the local diner, he senses something is definitely NOT right in the state of Michigan. Is it the old-fashioned TV set showing "Mad About You" reruns during primetime? Or the fact that, suddenly, there's a smoking section over in the corner? Or maybe the date on this week's Metro Times is what finally tips him off:

April 6-12 - 1994!

Soon, it becomes apparent Kurt has traveled back in time. Bill Clinton is President of the United States, Ace of Base holds the #1 song in America, and somewhere in the "Friendly City" of Hazel Park, Kurt's parents are both 18-year-old high school seniors. But where could they possibly be...and what will happen if Kurt bumps into them?

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Editorial Reviews

Metro Times
"Lost in the '90s offers a historical snapshot and sweeping theme that things often aren't as bad as they seem."
Romantic Tiimes
"...an overall great, imaginative story with some real, unexpected twists and a wholehearted appreciation of ‘90s music."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615594781
  • Publisher: Woodward Avenue Books
  • Publication date: 3/26/2012
  • Pages: 298
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Anthony Polito is an award-winning author and playwright. He received his BFA in Theatre from Wayne State University and his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon. He grew up in the Detroit suburb of Hazel Park and currently resides in Sunnyside, Queens, NY.
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  • Posted April 4, 2012

    A Must Read - Full of '90s Nostalgia!

    For those who grew up in the 1990s it was a decade of peace and prosperity. Before the internet, cell phones, Netflix and iTunes, there were 'zines, pagers, VHS and record stores. Grunge defined the music of the decade and Kurt Cobain was its most visible symbol. Polito has captured the cultural zeitgeist of this decade in his new book "Lost in the 90s". It is at once a throwback and a love letter to the decade between the Cold War and the War on Terror. However, this Young Adult novel stays away from the politics and focuses on the pop culture of the '90s, specifically in suburban Detroit.

    Kurt is the son of two "children" of the '90s and through a mix up with his allergy medicine is transported back to April of 1994. At first, Kurt is understandably confused when he wakes up in his high school with some major differences (do schools still have pay phones?) Soon he finds himself tangled in the origins of his own story, the courtship of his parents. This crazy premise works because Polito doesn't worry about the physics of such a journey but focuses on the tremendous transformation of the world in less than 20 years. The story is compelling and interesting. The '90s references highlighted throughout lend nostalgia and humor to keep it light. From the dedication at the beginning "To My Parents" through the entire story, this novel is as much about the parents as it is about the children. The story shows us that we make decisions during a moment in time and though our lives may turn out differently than we had expected, we still wouldn't change anything if we had the chance.

    "Lost in the 90s" is a novel full of heart. The characters are interesting and funny. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to read a charming story about the struggles of growing up in any decade.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2015

    Bluekit's Bio

    Name: Bluekit <br> Hopes for Warrior Name: Blueflower <br> Age: Seven Moons <br> Gender: She-cat <br> Looks: A beautiful calico with white points and piercing blue eyes <br> History: None that she remembers <br> Personality: Meet her <br> Kin: None <br> Other: Ask her

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2015

    SilverFur

    Name: SliverFur but call me Sivi
    <p>
    Pelt: Gray/silver
    <p>
    Age: Really young. Like just a bit older then a kit
    <p>
    Gender: Female
    <p>
    Personallity: Fun, sensitive, book smart.
    <p>
    Other: just ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2015

    Firepelts bio

    Name: Muzzlepaw. Age: 23 moons. Mate/kits/crush: nope/nada/no. Looks: huge tabby tom. Black belly, and red and orange pelt. He has amber eyes and blueish feet. Personality: Nice, cooperative, competative. He's strong, funny, and serious. Sometimes at the same time. Always trying to lighten the mood. Can swim, jump, climb, and run. Anything else: ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2015

    Sleekfurs bio

    Name sleek --------------gender male----+-+------looks greyish sleek fur red eyes --------kin all dead ---------------- mate/crush/kits heatstorm /no / no hmm nothing else

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    Heatstorms bio

    NAME :Heatstorm ---------- GENDER :female ---------- AGE :26 moons ---------- PELT :a redorange color with tan colored chest. --- EYES :topaz colored with a bit of gold mixed in. A small scar goes down her right eye. --- HIEGHT :decent size for a female. ---------- FAMILY : sisters Bluehaven and Goldenmorn( lost/run aways), mother Silverdawn(deceased), father Stormgate(deceased) --- her family is her friends and the fireclan. ---------- CRUSH :not going to say --- MATE :none --- KITS :ironkit, stormkit, and squirrelkit ( all found so claims them as her own ) ---------- HISTORY :dont want to mention it ---------- OTHER :you can ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2015

    Briarblaze

    Bio at ivo res two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2015

    Auburnkit

    Name: above Age: 4 moons Appearance: Short Grey-ish Black coat, Big Auburn eyes, tip of left ear gone Personality: Shy, kind, caring Please ask if you would like to know more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2015

    Zenolive and darkkit

    Zenolive; 19moon tom lean darkbrown pelt mixed with beige he also has ine blue eye ad a green eye crushkitmate; maybe no want darkkit; old enough to be an aprentice but learned slw shecat blackishblue pelt with dark brown eyes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2015

    Burnt and co.

    Name: Burnt // Breeze <br>
    Gender: Female // Male <br>
    Age: 18 moons // 9 moons <br>
    Looks: Pure black with light dots if white on her fur with white around eyes, a bit above the nose. She has deep green eyes. // Breeze is a deep brown coloured cat with white stripes on his legsback face and tail. He has golden red eyes. <p>

    Personality: Burnt is a fun active cat. She loves playing anf hunting she loves being aroun friends an new cats. When in a new place she kind og tries to be friends with the first cat she meets. // Breeze is a fast determend cat with many ambtions in his life. He loves feeling inconntrol of his life and surrounding so he isnt one to explore alot. He isn't a musled tom. He perfers hunting over fighting. And loves to be around cats than anything. <p>

    Bios: She escaped from a twolegs nest as a kitten. To explore. But she went farther than normal. So when she came back late at night no one seemed to miss her. So she permently left to explore wha was beyond the edges of trees. She has been traveling all her life. // Breeze was born to a loner who was ruthless and never wanted kits. And when he was theoldest of three ad his mom left he became the main scorse of life for all of them. Getting food and shelter. But after a while his sisters were sick and taken by some human to take are of asq he wanted to live off out of human eyes. So he left and came apon this Clan. <p>

    Mate: Nope <br>
    Kits: Nope <br>
    Crush: Yes // No <p>

    Theme song: <br>
    Burnt: A drop in the Ocean <br>
    Breeze: Cold as stone - Lady Auntabellum

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2015

    Summerkit's bio

    Name--Look up! Age--1 moon. Apperance--Black with white belly paws and tail tip with um I think yellow or blue eyes...
    Theme song--Animals by I forget. Personality--nice, feisty, kind-hearted and active. Mate/crush/kits--not old enough. Mother--well...Hawkpool found me first and named me...... father--???.
    Siblings--???. Siggy-- &hearts SuMMerkIt &star. Bye for now! ~Summerkit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2015

    Bluekit's Bio

    Gender: &female <br>Age: 3 moons old <br>Apperance: blue w/ a gray stripe bown her spine and gray paws. Blue eyes. <br> Personality: kind, caring, fierce, loving, unselfish. <br> Other:ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Nightkit

    Name: nightkit age: newborn looks: black fur one grey paw blue eyes history: smallest of litt my moms and sent to azure and arrow the wolves to be killed my new mom: eaglewing other:ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2015

    DarkSoul's Bio

    Dark brown tom with bright blue eyes. No crush or mate. Sorry for a short bio. Not in the mood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2015

    FlashKit

    Name:I dunno_ Gender:Female_ Looks: Black kit with lighter grey streaks along back. Grey tip of tail and paws. Dark blue eyes._ Personality:meet me_ Age: 8 moons_ Crush/Mate/kits: none

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2015

    &delta MoonShadow and ScorchLeaf's Bio &delta

    Name- MoonShadow//ScorchLeaf <p> Gender- Female//Male <p> Appearance- A smoky gray and silver with dark blue eyes and jet black hindpaws climbing up her legs and tipping her tail. Has an extremely long pelt.//Dark ginger with a brightginger ear and paws. Green eyes and a dark brown spot on belly and around muzzle. <p> Crush- SilverFang//AppleDust <p> Mate- No//AppleDust <p> Kits- Wants

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2015

    Darkstone Bio

    Name: Darkstone

    Gender: Male

    Personality: Practical joker with a fun, upbeat sort of thing goin on!

    Age: 19 moons

    Appearance: A dark brown with 2 lightning bolt shaped stripes across my back.

    Mate: I HAVE NO ONE TO LOVE!

    Family: Like I said, no one :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    Scorchsky

    Gender:male Age:20moons Apperance:gray tom with red paws and bright yellow eyes Personality:usually corageos stuborn and maybe annoying but extreemely by a circumstances hates monsters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Kilokit

    Gender:male; Hobbies: bein a boss and smokin' we<_>ed and rollin' blu<_>nts; Motto: "Roll one Smoke one"; You got a problem with me guess what? I DON'T FU<_>CK WIDJEW YOU LITTLE STUPID AS<_>S BI<_>TCH I DONT FU<_>CK WIDJEW YOU

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Crystalmoon

    Name~ Crystalmoon<p>Gender~ &female<p>Age~ ...<p>Looks~<br>~Fur~silver with white stripes. She has a white tipped tail<br>~Eyes~sharp green eyes<p>Mate~ Stormfang<p>Kits~ Moonkit/Moonpaw/Moonflower(silver with darker silver tabby stripes and blue eyes, &female), Nightkit/Nightpaw/Nighteagle(black with amber eyes and dark grey muzzle and tail tip, &male), Spottedkit/Spottedpaw/Spottedleaf(tortoiseshell-and-white with green eyes, &female), and Lightningkit/Lightningpaw/Lightningstrike(black with white lightning marks on her sides and one long one down front right leg, &female)<p>Family~ Stormfang(mate), Lightningkit/paw/stike(daughter), Spottedkit/paw/leaf(daughter), Nightkit/paw/eagle(son), Moonkit/paw/flower(daughter), Feathermoon(mother; deceased), Fireclaw(father; deceased), Icespirt(sister; Celestialclan), Roseice(sister; deceased; Solarclan), and Fireheart(brother; Bloodclan)<p>Personality~ strong, brave, usually pretty independent, never backs down from a fight, protective<p>Siggy~ &#10023&#9826CRYSTALM00N&#9826&#10023<p>Other~ ask me<p>&#10023~&#10023Crystalmoon&$10023~&#10023

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