Summer officially sucks. Thanks to a stupid seizure she had a few months earlier, Haley's stuck going on vacation with her dad and his new family to Disney's Fort Wilderness instead of enjoying the last session of summer camp back home with her friends. Read more...
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Summer officially sucks. Thanks to a stupid seizure she had a few months earlier, Haley's stuck going on vacation with her dad and his new family to Disney's Fort Wilderness instead of enjoying the last session of summer camp back home with her friends. Fort Wilderness holds lots of childhood memories for her father, but surely nothing for Haley. But then a new seizure triggers something she's never before experienced--time travel--and she ends up in River Country, the campground's long-abandoned water park, during its heyday.
The year? 1982.
And there--with its amusing fashion, "oldies" music, and primitive technology--she runs into familiar faces: teenage Dad and Mom before they'd even met. Somehow, Haley must find her way back to the twenty-first century before her present-day parents anguish over her disappearance, a difficult feat now that she's met Jason, one of the park's summer residents and employees, who takes the strangely dressed stowaway under his wing.
Seizures aside, Haley's used to controlling her life, and she has no idea how to deal with this dilemma. How can she be falling for a boy whose future she can't share?
- ISBN-13: 9781481401302
- ISBN-10: 1481401300
- Publisher: Simon Pulse
- Publish Date: June 2014
- Page Count: 242
- Reading Level: Ages 14-UP
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-04-21
- Reviewer: Staff
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: Steven Chudney, the Chudney Agency. (June)