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Mr. Was

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    Available in PDF Format | Mr. Was.pdf | English
    Pete Hautman(Author)
A teen goes back in time to prevent his mother's murder in this riveting read--in trade paperback for the first time.

A secret passageway that leads back in time? Jack can't believe what he's discovered, but it's true: The hidden metal door in his grandfather's house leads him to 1941. Shaken by his experience, Jack vows not to use the door again. But when his alcoholic father gets drunk one too many times, Jack witnesses his mother's horrific death and flees back through the door. He plans to stay alive until he can reach the present and prevent his mother's death. However, with World War II on the horizon, Jack soon finds himself fighting not only for his mother's life, but for his own.

"Hard to put down."--"Booklist "Hard to put down. "Booklist "* "Ingenious plotting and startling action combine to make this time-travel thriller a riveting read."--"Publishers Weekly," starred review* Ingenious plotting and startling action combine to make this time-travel thriller a riveting read. "Publishers Weekly," starred review"Hard to put down. "Booklist ""* "Ingenious plotting and startling action combine to make this time-travel thriller a riveting read."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"Hard to put down."--Booklist --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Book details

  • PDF | 216 pages
  • Pete Hautman(Author)
  • Simon & Schuster (Juv); 1st ed edition (Oct. 1996)
  • English
  • 7
  • Biography

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  • By K.A. on 1 March 2007

    I really liked this book. Jack's mother inherits a large house stuck on a bluff overlooking a town. As she has had enough of Jack's fathers drinking and beating, she takes Jack and moves in. Jack starts exploring the house and, after a dream, finds a secret panel in a cupboard which leads to a door. He is too scared to open the door and retreats back to his room. His father gets help and sorts himself out and eventually moves back in with Jack and his mother. After a terrible argument, Jack's father kills his mother and starts after Jack, so he runs to his room and to the only safe haven he can think of - the secret door. He goes back in time and emerges at the side of his house but in a different era! He meets the former occupants of the house and realises he can go upstairs in their house, find the secret door and go back even further in time! This book is about his time in the past and what he does with the knowledge that his father will eventually kill his mother.I genuinely liked this book and was suprised at the low cost for such a good read. It's a sort of time-travel book as he goes back years in the past, but not the sort where he's travelling and changing history.

  • By Cas Allas Mazda on 17 June 2012

    What an amazing story. I Finished reading this last night and I felt truly shocked with tears stinging my eyes. I actually began to shiver through to the end. It's not scary, it's just so incredible, leaving you shell-shocked at the possibility of what is happening and what you are believing as you read and comprehend the information and details.KEYWORDS:Time-travelling, door, abuse, memory, boggs's end, strange, violence, war.

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