23 Minutes

23 Minutes

eBook - 2016
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By both society’s measure and her own, fifteen-year-old Zoe Mahar is pretty much a loser. Then one day she ducks into Spencerport Savings and Loan simply to get out of the rain—and witnesses a bank robbery gone horrifyingly wrong. The good news is that Zoe has a unique ability: she can play back time and repeat events. But it’s not an unlimited deal—she can only jump 23 minutes, and her first playback creates an even more disastrous outcome. Zoe has only 10 tries to get it right before this particular 23 minutes becomes irreversible. In the process of trying to become the heroine she doesn’t believe she can be, Zoe learns about herself and realizes that there is more to who she is than she thought.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Boyds Mills Press, an imprint of Highlights, 2016.
ISBN: 9781629795614
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (176 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Twenty-three minutes

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booknrrd
Sep 21, 2017

A 2018-2019 Missouri Truman Readers Award preliminary nominee (grades 6-8).

A foster kid with the ability to go back in time 23 minutes tries to prevent a deadly bank robbery. Do you know the old adage if at first you don't succeed, try, try again? It's like that. But she can only try 10 times before the past is closed to her. And if she dies, it is game over.

A quick, fun read.

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joywolf83
Aug 07, 2016

Interesting premise. Way too much internal musings and deliberation. Skipped to the end.

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KaseyNB
Apr 13, 2017

“My father had told me that no matter how comfortable we might feel, we must live like fish, unattached to any land. Wherever there was water, we would survive. Some fish could stay in the mud for months, even years, and when at last there was a high flooding tide, they would swim away, a dark flash, remembered only by their own kind. So perhaps the stories they told of our people were true: no net could hold us.”

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KaseyNB
Apr 13, 2017

“Whoever knows you when you are young can look inside you and see the person you once were, and maybe still are at certain times.”

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booknrrd
Sep 21, 2017

booknrrd thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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