Backwards – Todd Mitchell

backwardsThe story opens with a teen committing suicide. At the time of death, a mysterious person/soul/entity enters the boy’s body and time goes in reverse. Each morning is another day before the death. Can this soul inside the body change the course of events?

I was reminded of Sleator’s Rewind and Levithan’s Every Day. While Backwards is an interesting story and best for older teens, I prefer Rewind and Every Day.

NetGalley review    Publication date 10.8.13

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