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St lab assistantTYLER But you did get the time machine done rightEVIE You bet Funded by the enormous fortune we ve amassed using Shay s nowledge of stock results and sports scores for the past 28 years and using my obsessive investigations into uantum mechanics and the secret files Tyler obtained as Albert Einstein s official biographer I ve wired up Jake s Jacuzzi to a working flux capacitorin theorySHAY AND TYLER In theoryEVIE I had no chance for a test run 121 gigawatts of electricity doesn t grow on treesTYLER as Mariel is finally let into the house by a towel wearing Jake Robbins She s in Now we just listen and wait for the signalSHAY listening to a portable radio receiver She s reaming teen me out in Spanish That really takes me back I don t The Big Bookshelf know how Mariel ever put up with Oh there s the code word EVIE presses a button on a remote control device The street lights dim then come back up The trio anxiously watch the window above themMARIEL s voice from Shay s receiver What you do with her Where she go Where you hide her JAKE s voice from Shay s receiver I don tnow I didn t do nothing Please don t call the cops I don t want to go to jail TYLER SHAY and EVIE break down laughingSHAY Mariel s getting her revenge Poor Jake I almost feel sorry for himTYLER I ll give her another ten minutes then Jake s getting a visit from Shay s fatherEVIE Go get him babe Caption across the screen AND WITH THAT THE CIRCLE WAS CLOSED THE ENDBOOK REVIEW THEATER Stuck in the 70 s In the novel Stuck in the 70 s you ll meet the story of an average high school id Tyler who finds a girl who mysteriously ends up in his bathtub and is also a high school student but from a different time The structure of this book has a science fiction setting which explores the meanings and understandings of these two societies among the generational differences The main character struggles to make the correct decisions in his life in order to become the person he wants to be Mariel dabs my tears with her fingers Which is like the nicest thing anyone s ever done for me except for everything the Grays have done The Gray s are the best thing that ever happened to me This uote demonstrates how one of the characters has developed an attached to the family Simple fun with a surprising ending cut short I want For reasons that remain unclear Shay a problem teen in 2006 finds herself almost thirty years in the past back in 1978 All she wants to do is go home Meanwhile all Tyler in whose bathtub and life she landed wants to do is moon over herThis is another stop along the way of my uest to find the perfectly cheesy hippie dippy psychedelic etc piece of YA historical fiction about the 70s This is not uite it unfortunately the hypothetical book I m looking for has characters who are likable a bit earlier and goes further outside the bounds of home and schoolalthough the time travel element
better than I would expected as Shay has reason to notice things that Tyler might notCharacter wise Shay better than I would have expected as Shay has reason to notice things that Tyler might notCharacter wise Shay fairly impossible for much of the book but she s meant to be There s a bit of romance to the story but it s not the main point view spoilerIt also doesn t end with Tyler and Shay together which was a pleasant surprise I loved that the I was hopeful when I picked up this book Hopeful because the author took a hit or miss concept a high school girl accidentally traveling back in time to the 70 s and influencing the lives of the people she meets there and wrote a book about it I think this story really shines with well rounded characters and an interesting setting While I was not alive in the 1970 s the references are woven in and not blatantly obvious There are some plotholes though which I beleive could have been easily fixed This book is also too short for my taste Perhaps a seuel could be written to flesh things out I am a little annoyed at the mature content in this novel Really does it HAVE to be there I think not and that it would actually benefit from it For example I think Stuck in the 70 s would make a great movie But this content limits its getting anything less than an R rating and the book s audience is clearly teens This made me think about the double standard beteeen teen movies and books Teen books supposedly can have mature content because the reader is not seeing anything But teen movies cannot becuse the viewer would actually be seeing something What about those of us who have a constant movie running in our heads We see things as they happen in the story Just some food for thought This book Stuck in the 70 s by Debra Garfinkle is a really good and interesting book It talks about many types of conflict and troubles Jonas found a girl named Shay in his room once he got to school then she said that she was lost This book is mostly of popularity drama and mystery It s a mystery on his parents trying to find out what happened and why he is uiet It s drama cause at school people wants to now who Shay is and they talk about her and it is Popularity because Jonas has friends that got him popular and has anything to share with anybody in the whole school I can t remember the last time if ever I read a book in one day But this was a super uick and easy read just a bit of brain candy The premise was made for fun one night in 2006 17 year old wild child Shay passes out in a Jacuzzi and wakes up in 1978 What ensues including plenty of culture shock moments is funny and sweet and worth a read. Get Shay home before his life is completely turned upside down Publishers Weekly gave D L Garfinkle a Flying Start for Storky praising its “wry outlook” and “lovable hero” in a starred review With Stuck in the 70’s Garfinkle creates another funny look at teen life with just a touch of magic It’s far out ma.Worked Better Than I Would
Debra Garfinkle ☆ 2 CharactersOut the next five movies Also in the real world Shay would have called up George Lucas and warned him not to create Jar Jar Binks2 Strange that Tyler doesn t mention or doesn t realize that Shay didn t come from the future entirely by herself She also brought with her a bathtubful of 2006 water If only somebody had thought to save a sample it could have been analyzed against water that hadn t travelled back 28 years in time Perhaps it would have been different on a subatomic level or would have shown uantum entanglement with the 1978 version of its molecules Great mysteries of the universe might have been solved by even a tiny drop3 It was interesting that Tyler s and Shay s school which each of them attended in their respective eras did not seem to have changed much in 28 years while the local mall underwent a major transformation Shay instantly masters the politics of popularity in the 1978 cafeteria but she is nearly crippled by the lack of a Starbucks Victoria s Secret or frozen yogurt stand I ve had a similar experience The mall my family shopped at when I was a SOS Schlank ohne Sport - kid has since expanded from two anchor stores to four added a food court tacked on a second level and most recently popped out an entire new wing of upscale trendy shops and restaurants Meanwhile my old high school essentially unchanged since it first opened in 1973 is now considered inadeuate and obsolete A new 200 million school is currently under construction to replace it4 From the setup modern teen travels back in time by or less a single human generation within the town of his or her own birth I expected Stuck in the 70 s to be in the mold of Back to the Future One of the things I took for granted was that Shay would run into her mother as a teenager or the parents of friends from her own time She does run into her future housekeeper but that s really not a substitute for Marty McFly trying to set his future father up with his future motherI also expected that there would be a closing of the circle that time travel stories arenown for One way or another Shay is going back to 2006 either by some sort of time machine or by living through those 28 years and aging accordingly She could even die before 2006 and still close the circle by sending a message to her mother on the day after her disappearance I maintained the expectation of a closed circle until the very last page because I couldn t help thinking of this book as primarily a time travel story but it s not The essence of the book when the setup and setting are boiled away is all about identity and percpetionMrs Grey is only one of several characters in the book who through the chain of events begun by Shay s slip through time come to realize that they are not being true to their inner selves Mrs Grey develops a life outside the home Mr Grey starts to appreciate his family Shay develops some much needed self esteem Evie learns to express herself and Tyler gets a new haircut and
surfer duds This is what separates novels like Stuck in the 70 s from sitcoms like Three s Company in characters are not allowed to learn and grow from their experiences At the end of the episode I described above Mrs Roper simply uits her job and Mr Roper gives her a raise in her allowance enough so that she ll now be able to buy the maple syrup he likes when she does *the weekly shopping The episode ends with the status uo restored which *weekly shopping The episode ends with the status uo restored which the golden rule of 70s sitcomsWould I as a teen in the mid 1980s have picked Stuck in the 70 s off the shelf to read Actually I can avoid answering that because this book as a time travel story with teen protagonists that also includes underage drinking sex and drug use would not have existed in the mid 1980s But if a copy had somehow fallen through a temporal wormhole from 2007 and landed on my desk in 1986 I think I would have been disappointed by not seeing that circle closed at the end Which is why I m proposing an alternate ending as my latest episode of Book Review TheaterBOOK REVIEW THEATER Exterior night outside Jake Robbins s house in 2006 Three adults in their mid forties sneak up the front walkway and hide in the bushes They are TYLER EVIE and SHAYTYLER nodding at an illuminated window above So you re up thereSHAY YeahTYLER Right nowSHAY YeahTYLER Having sex withJackSHAY Jake And it s not me you Charming the Firefighter (In Shady Grove, know that It s my seventeen year old former self from the futureEVIE Except the future is now the presentTYLER I should go in there and break that upSHAY grabs his arm Don t you dareEVIE We can t afford to mess this up Tyler We only get one shot and the entire space time continuum depends on making things happen the way they re destined toSHAY But I do appreciate your overprotective natureDadTYLER blushes I only had that one night stand with your mother in 1987 because the paternity test said I had to or else Shay wouldn t exist Younow Evie s my one true loveEVIE Thanks babe Hey here comes Mariel MARIEL steps up the walkway and glances into the bushes Shay flashes her a thumbs up signal Mariel nods and begins pressing the doorbell over and over again A crude dragonfly tatoo can be seen on her wristSHAY winces I told her not to get that tatooEVIE She had to so things could happen exactly the her wristSHAY winces I told her not to get that tatooEVIE She had to so things could happen exactly the you remember That s why Mariel had to take a job as your family s housekeeper and pretend to only speak broken English I bet that s been almost as hard for her as it s been for me to get any work done without my be. To help get Shay back to 2006 if Shay helps him become popular But the time Shay spends in 1978 the she likes it And while she helps Tyler with the popular crowd she also wreaks havoc by going out with his worst enemy making over his sister and helping his mother get a job as a cafeteria worker at his school Can Tyler. Story of an 18 year old high school girl who falls asleep in her boyfriend s bathtub in 2006 and wakes up in someone else s bathtub in 1978 The book has an interesting premise but left me disappointed at the end It s a lot of fun revisiting some of the 70 s culture but the story is not that spellbinding Shay is a spoiled rich girl from the year 2006 who has some waking up to do Naturally Tyler doesn t believe that Shay is from the future until his father announces that the pope has died which she told him earlier he wouldI really enjoyed reading how Shay changes and becomes open to learning things such as physics and becoming a better person Shay also helps out than just Tyler become popular She helps out his sister Muriel which was her housekeeper in 2006 and Tyler s mom The best part of her changes is that she realized that she is worth every bit of good that she gets I really liked thatTyler while he got to sit with and party with the popular Making India Work kids just found he wants to be with Evie He learned that his life was in for some changes however he was uite happy with it beforeI also really enjoyed the struggle that came with Tyler s mom getting a job and how the father didn t want to stand for it but she didn t give the job up Such as with this uoteWhat about me she asks You re Dad s wife I m than thatI thought that uote right there sums up a lot of women s feelings In all this was a good fun read and gives you a glimpse into the 70 s Really though all I could think of for Tyler was Eric from That 70 s Show Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToocomI was on memory road while reading this book Garfinkle has nailed the seventies Since I was in college and high school at the time I remembered many of the references that were mentioned I was also blown away about how many things that I take for granted were not around then For today s teens though this book is great Shay is a high school student in 2006 She is burned out with life and spends her days skipping school getting high and having meaningless sex She lives with her mother who basically doesn tnow that she is alive and her housekeeper who is really trying to get Shay back into life by taking the place of a parental unit After an afternoon of sex and champagne Shay falls asleep in a hot tub When she wakes up she finds herself in a bathtub with a teenage boy named Tyler staring at her She figures out that she is in the year 1978 She and Tyler spend the rest of the story trying to get her back to 2006 While that is happening Shay takes a good look at her life in 2006 and her life in 1978 where she has found that she is intelligent somewhat chaste and has the ability to help others with their lives This story has a good message and it s hard to put down The characters are multi faceted and believable I really liked and rooted for both Tyler and Shay hoping their lives will turn out to be great STUCK IN THE 70 S is also the first book I ve read where the cool guy has values and is just as sweet as the geek whenever someone in 1978 tells shay geek Whenever someone in 1978 tells Shay she is sweet and Shay can t believe it I rememberedbitchin surfer duds This is what separates novels like Stuck in the 70 s from sitcoms like Three s Company in
how powerful words are and told myself to use them to makepowerful words are and told myself to use them to make changes in the world Randomly surfing channels last weekend I came across a classic Three s Company episode in which Mrs Roper takes a cafeteria job because she s fed up by the miserly allowance her husband gives her to maintain the household This episode from 1979 remained in my head as I read Trapped in the 70 s by DL Garfinkle which is set in 1978 In the novel Mr and Mrs Grey are a typical California couple having marital difficulties to which their children 17 year old Tyler and 15 year old Heather remain willfully blind Mr Grey has become absorbed in his work and isolated from his family while Mrs Grey is unfulfilled to the point where she cries herself to sleep at night A crisis point is reached when Mrs Grey takes a job at yes a cafeteria just like Mrs Roper But instead of being prodded to her act of rebellion by a pair of spunky 20 something tenants named Janet and Chrissy Mrs Grey finds her encouragement from Shay Saunders a time traveling teen from the early 21st CenturyThe story of women s lib and marital strife is really just a subplot of Trapped in the 70 s with the main story being a boy meets girl drama in which the boy is a 1978 native while the girl is an unwilling visitor from 2006 who appears one night naked and unconscious in the family bathtub which come to think of it is similar to how Jack Tripper ended up living with Janet and Chrissy in Three s Company The narrative of the book shifts back and forth between Tyler and Shay with margin tags and alternate fonts to help readers tell which protagonist is speakingAs a disclaimer Debra Garfinkle is a friend so I am greatly biased in favor of her book I m likewise biased in favor of books about time travel and ones in which beautiful naked girls suddenly appear in random bathtubs on page oneFour observations1 Star Wars was still in the theater at this time of this book mostly because teens like Tyler and his friend Evie Everwar (Cal Leandros, kept going back for multiple viewings Youngerids like me did as well I was seven and probably went to at least a dozen showings Evie especially is obsessed with the character themed collectibles I understand trademark sensitivities when writing a book like Stuck in the 70 s but in real life Tyler would have relentlessly pumped Shay for every tiny detail ab. One night in 1978 Tyler Gray wakes up to find a beautiful girl named Shay lying in his bathtub For inexperienced nerdy Tyler this is not a common occurrence but it’s even stranger because Shay insists that she’s from 2006 Of course Tyler doesn’t believe her but once she proves it they strike a deal Tyler will try.