Blowback '07 by Brian Meehl
When the Only Way Forward Is Back

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"Meehl’s easily accessible writing style contains plenty of winning humor. That, along with light-hearted sexual innuendo makes for an amusing read. Overall, Meehl has delivered an entertaining YA story, one that will hold particular appeal for teenage males."
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Clashing teenage twins Arky and Iris have one thing in common: an ancient musical instrument left to them by their mother. When Iris plays the strangely curved woodwind, the trouble begins; Arky's friend, Matt, the school's star quarterback, disappears.

Transported to 1907 and the Carlisle Indian School, Matt is forced to play football for Coach Pop Warner as the Carlisle ''Redmen'' revolutionize Ivy League football. Matt's struggle to ''play his way home'' is complicated when he falls in love with an Indian girl.

Meanwhile, Arky and Iris discover a cache of secrets that might bring Matt back, and lead to the ultimate rescue: their mother, trapped in the past.

Blowback '07 launches a century-spanning trilogy to be continued in Blowback '63 and Blowback '94. Books two and three propel Arky and Iris to the illuminating past, and transform them in ways they never imagined. After all, as their mother once cautioned, ''Every road to the future winds through the past.''

 

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Published September 19, 2016 by MCP Books. 352 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

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on Oct 21 2016

A YA adventure finds a high school football star stuck in the past thanks to a mysterious musical instrument...A vibrant time-travel tale that offers inventive storytelling along with sports, romance, and secrets.

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BlueInk Review

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on Oct 10 2016

"Meehl’s easily accessible writing style contains plenty of winning humor. That, along with light-hearted sexual innuendo makes for an amusing read. Overall, Meehl has delivered an entertaining YA story, one that will hold particular appeal for teenage males."

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