Summer of Yesterday

Gaby Triana. Simon Pulse, $9.99 trade paper (272p) ISBN 978-1-4814-0130-2
Seventeen-year-old Haley is angry with her father for dragging her to Disney World’s Fort Wilderness for a vacation with his new wife and their four-year-old twins. It’s too painful: Haley’s parents met at Fort Wilderness as kids, and Haley still wishes they never got divorced. Then Haley ventures into the ruins of Disney’s River Country, and suddenly she’s falling; when she wakes up, it’s 1982. Haley soon runs into her parents-to-be as teenagers and decides to try and save their future. There’s love in the air for Haley, too—doomed love, of course, since Haley has to return to the present day, eventually. Triana (Backstage Pass) has put together a fun-loving, time-traveling trip to the 1980s—all that’s missing is a DeLorean. Whether it’s jelly shoes, Casio watches, or Christopher Atkins, Triana offers a feast of period references that will make adult readers smile (teens may need to do some Googling). As Haley’s adventure careens to an end, Triana cues up the feel-good resolutions in this sweet, lighthearted summer escape. Ages 14–up. Agent: Deborah Warren, East-West Literary Agency. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/21/2014
Release date: 06/17/2014
Genre: Children's
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