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By Vivian Vande Velde
Publisher Boyds Mills Press
23 Minutes
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With a fascinating plot involving time travel, this fastpaced, emotional suspense novel will keep middle grade and young adult readers at the edges of their seats.By both societys measure and her own, fifteenyearold Zoe Mahar is pretty much a loser. Then one day she ducks into Spencerport Savings and Loan simply to get out of the rainand 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 its not an unlimited dealshe 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 doesnt believe she can be, Zoe learns about herself and realizes that there is more to who she is than she thought.

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46923 words46,923 words
176 pages176 pages
Lexile 900LLexile 900L
Grade 7 to 10Grade 7 to 10
Age 12-15Age 12-15
Published 2016Published 2016

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