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The Retake

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The Retake by Jen Calonita
Hardcover $16.99
Feb 23, 2021 | ISBN 9780593174142

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  • Feb 01, 2022 | ISBN 9780593174166 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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“While the notion of traveling back in time to repair the present isn’t new to middle-grade fiction, many readers will empathize with Zoe’s determination to succeed and her mishaps along the way, while sharing her confusion over the overlapping, conflicting memories that she has created.” —Booklist

“A book about a time-traveling app? I’m in! Jen Calonita strikes again with a coming-of-age middle grade full of wit and a little bit of magic.” —Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After and Upside Down Magic series

“A brilliant friendship story that champions kindness, resilience and the courage to challenge long-held expectations—both of others and of yourself.” —Lauren Myracle, co-author of the New York Times bestselling Upside-Down Magic series

“Jen Calonita puts a magical spin on all-too-real middle school drama. Warm, witty and wise, The Retake is for anyone who has broken up with a best friend and wished they could go back to the way it used to be.” —Megan McCafferty, author of True to Your Selfie and Jessica Darling’s It List series

“As addictive as your favorite app, you won’t be able to put it down.” —Stacy McAnulty, author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

The Retake offers a new filter on friendships, growing up, and sometimes growing apart. It’s heartbreaking at times and yet so much fun! I wish I could have read it when I was navigating junior high…. Wait! Is there an app for that?” —Mari Mancusi, author of The Camelot Code: The Once and Future Geek 

“A classic turn-back-time tale for the Instagram generation, readers won’t want to stop ‘scrolling’ through the pages.” —School Library Journal

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