3 edition of Mr. Was found in the catalog.
This involving tale of destiny, passion, and death takes teenager Jack Lund from the mysterious town of Memory, Minnesota, to the steamy jungle of World War II Guadalcanal to the sterile walls of a secret government asylum-all because of a strange metal door that changes the lives of all who pass over its threshold. After a strange encounter with his dying grandfather, a teenage boy discovers a door that sends him fifty years into the past.
Originally published: New York : Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers, 1996.
|Other titles||Mister Was|
|LC Classifications||PZ7.H2887 Do 1998x|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||255 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||255|
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With the main character being of a teen age this book was perfect for young adults and allows one to connect personally with the story/5.
Was was not conceived and written as a "kids book." I originally wrote the book for an adult audience, and as such it is quite complex both in terms of its narrative structure and its subject matter.
It is not an easy reader. Suffice it to say that in terms of plotting, Mr Was is as brilliant as any time travel book should be.
Equally brilliant is its clever choice of narrative format as a presentation of these notebooks (written by Jack or mostly by Jack) as a journalistic-type of story constructed as fact.
Hautman (for adults, The Mortal Nuts, p. etc.) combines the elements of mystery, science fiction, and domestic violence in his compelling and unrelentingly grim first novel for teenagers. When his grandfather Skoro dies, teenage Jack Lund and his mother journey to the old man's mansion in the aptly named town of Memory.
Jack discovers a hidden doorway that transports him back fifty years Author: Pete Hautman. Was was interesting from beginning to end.
It was difficult to follow in some parts because it jumped back Mr. Was book forth in time, but the premise is intriguing and the /5(37). Was, published inwas my first “young adult” novel. Although not conceived as a novel for teens, when I finished writing the book I discovered that the main character, Jack Lund, was a teenager for most (but not all) of the story.
This happened more or less unintentionally. Was is a time travel story. It covers much of Jack Lund’s life, and it happened that his experiences as a teen made for. Mr. Was, published inwas my first “young adult” novel.
Although not conceived as a novel for teens, when I finished writing the book I discovered that the main character, Jack Lund, was a teenager for most (but not all) of the story. This happened more or Author: Pete Hautman.
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