"You can dig up the past. Or you can really test the electronic limits
and actually be there. It's a question of dialing into the cosmic
internet. The past isn't necessarily over. It's just piping
in on a parallel plane."
Do you follow that? Neither
does Josh, and that's pretty much how his friend Aaron talks all the time.
Of course, Aaron is trying to build a time machine with his many microprocessors
at home and at the media center, and be able to really live the experience
of the past-sort of like the ultimate cable. However, Josh and Aaron,
being wimpy sixth graders, have worse things to worry about, like Bucky
Brewster, the class hyperactive-they don't use the work bully at Huckley
School for Boys-au pairs, and cellular reorganization, especially when
they cellularly reorganize someone from the past right into the future.
And they have to figure out how to get her back, without getting themselves
lost in cyberspace. (Stacy Charlesbois, Adult & Young Adult Services
Farmington Community Library, Farmington, Michigan)