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Backwards by Todd Mitchell
Oct 08, 2013 | ISBN 9780763662776
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    Oct 08, 2013 | ISBN 9780763662776 | Young Adult

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[A] thoughtful read and a provocative title for discussion.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

References and parallels to Alice in Wonderland are numerous and apt as the themes of self-perception, identity, and recognizing the consequences of action and inaction emerge. … The action and emotion accelerate toward the end of the book… and the conclusion is at once thought-provoking and satisfying. Readers who stick with the Rider will be rewarded.
—School Library Journal

Troubled-teen tropes grow like weeds in young adult literature… [I]t can all get repetive, and predictable, and it’s not often a writer in the genre finds a new take. Colorado author Todd Mitchell found one in his new book… By peeling back rather than building up the intricate, decreasingly-opaque layers of Dan’s anguish, what’s revealed is the complicated, wounded, beautiful core buried so desperately deep inside him. Inside all of us.
—The Denver Post

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