Published on October 1, 2015 by Park Slope Publishing
Genre: Time Travel, Young Adult
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Imagine going back in time and befriending The Beatles at the height of their fame. Imagine seeing “the boys” interact onstage and off, hanging out with them in the dance clubs of London, visiting John & Paul at Paul’s house across from Abbey Road Studios.
Imagine all the questions they’d ask when they learn you’re from the future – questions about how music is recorded, whether their music will last, if anyone will people remember The Beatles. And then John Lennon asks the biggest question of them all – “What will become of me?”
That last question sets 17-year-old Lenny Funk off on the adventure of his young life with a goal that seems impossible – to stop John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman!
Lenny Funk is able to time travel thanks in part to his grandfather’s old iPod Nano which is loaded with classic music from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Together with new friend Yoko (yes, she’s named after that Yoko), Lenny “time slips” backwards to a world he thought he’d missed where he meets some of his musical heroes, including the Beatles, Jim Morrison and James Taylor, among others.
Lenny must make some difficult and heart-breaking decisions. Should he change the course of history or not? And what are the consequences if he does? Would John reunite with Paul? Would he remain married to Yoko and, if not, who would be his next wife?
The year 2015 marks what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday and also the 35th year since his murder.
(Source: I would like to thank Net Galley and to the Park Slope Publishing for giving this copy. This will not influence my review.)
While I’m reading this book the first thought that came to me is the movie of “Back to the Future”. There’s a similarities between this two. Right from the start I never got bored and it’s a page turner. Actually you can finish this within a day or two because it’s not too long. Fun, Cute, and a whole lot of Adventure, that’s how I describe this book.
It’s about Lenny Funk loves music he loves the classics and his favorite band is the Beatles. He actually plays a guitar. And when the accident happened to him and the iPod thing this whole experience bring us a whole lot of fun ride. This is a fan fiction and you know what, I actually searched on the internet about what happened on James Taylor and the Beatles and Jim Morrison because I honestly don’t have any idea about them ( okay sorry guys. I knowww.) The other characters are great too, such as hisGrandpa and his husband , ( yes, he’s grandpa is gay.) Yoko ( she met her on the subway while Lenny plays a song there ), Daisy who actually is from the past and Lenny met her when he’s with James Taylor and Carly Simon. Then Lenny met Daisy in the year 2015. And last but not the least Doctor Robert, he’s Lenny’s Doctor who also happens acquainted the Beatles.
I really enjoyed reading this because it’s a time travel though I’m not a fan of artists that are mentioned here like the Beatles. My feelings here were bittersweet because it’s fun to travel back in time and you see your idol and they know you and you got bond with them. This book wants to tell us that we can’t change the past because when we change the past there’s a consequences whether it’s good or bad. We take the risks and we should appreciate the time with our loved ones and be wise in our decisions. Just like Lenny advice on Lennon “ Appreciate your time. Every moment.”
And I recommended this to everyone who loves the Beatles and loves fan fiction, and time travel.