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Rewind: Sometimes Love Only Makes Sense Backwards
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Rewind: Sometimes Love Only Makes Sense Backwards

by Laura Dower, Steve Scott (Designed by)
 

Sometimes, love only makes sense backward.
This is a teen romance like no other -- a thrilling tale of betrayal and heartache told in an incredible reverse format. Think MEMENTO meets SUMMER BOYS!

It's prom night. Shy hippie chick Cady is hoping for a dance --- and a hook-up ---- with her long-time crush, the sexy musician, Lucas. Instead, she witnesses Lucas

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Sometimes, love only makes sense backward.
This is a teen romance like no other -- a thrilling tale of betrayal and heartache told in an incredible reverse format. Think MEMENTO meets SUMMER BOYS!

It's prom night. Shy hippie chick Cady is hoping for a dance --- and a hook-up ---- with her long-time crush, the sexy musician, Lucas. Instead, she witnesses Lucas commit an act of unforgivable cruelty toward his date, the gorgeous and popular Hope. But nothing is what it seems. As the story unfolds in backward time -- retracing one senior year --- we see a slowly developing photo of the truth. Roles are reversed, secret motives are exposed, and hidden desires come to the surface. This twisty tale of a love triangle gone wrong will keep readers guessing until the last revelation.

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Judith A. Hayn
The stories of three characters intertwine as the plot unfolds from the night of prom backward to a New Year's Eve party six months prior. Cady Sanchez, the talented guitarist/composer/singer, has a crush on the handsome, musical, athletic, and mysterious newcomer Lucas Wheeler. Lucas is secretly involved with gorgeous, popular, promiscuous, and manipulative Hope White. Former best friends, Cady and Hope reunite as leads in the school play, The Children's Hour, after years of Hope's ignoring Cady since a nasty junior high incident over a boy. The reader follows the building tension among all three as the violence at prom reverses through time, and all becomes horribly clear on the night when the seniors first connect at the party. The snappy dialogue, music analysis, and teen behavior will ring true for high school seniors ready to leave the past while still experiencing the present.
VOYA - Angie Hammond
Cady's high hopes for the senior prom are shattered. She is completely baffled. Had the entire year been leading up to this point? Why on earth would Lucas attack Hope? Why isn't he dancing with Cady as he promised? With each chapter, written from the perspective of one of the three main players, only the reader is privy to the private thoughts and motivations of all. Musician songwriter Cady knows she has met her soul mate when new kid Lucas spends time writing and playing music with her. Hope has been adamant about keeping her relationship with Lucas clandestine, and when it ends, Lucas is left looking like a stalker-or worse. Lucas is dealing with demons of his own. His mother's death haunts him, and his father is more distant than ever. All he needs is the one girl who can understand him and make him whole. Propelled backward through time, the reader is soon enmeshed in a complicated love triangle. Every chapter adds new depth to the story, revealing each character in surprising and sometimes disconcerting ways. This fresh, compelling approach to the diary book will surely entice readers who love romance, while the intrigue of uncovering the truth about what happened will appeal to the mystery reader. Familiar characters and realistic high school situations provide an honest background for this not-so-casual tale that shows the sometimes-unintended consequences of one's actions. The book is highly recommended for school and public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439703406
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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