“In this time-bending first novel in a planned trilogy, Meehl creates a fascinating dichotomy between past and present…With propulsive pacing and an entertaining mix of witticisms, historical lessons, romance, and poignant moments, Meehl’s SF adventure hits all the right notes. Believable characters infuse energy into each scene—readers will eagerly await future installments.” – ★ Publishers Weekly
“Meehl…has crafted a sparkling tale from both unique and time-tested elements. His layered characterization unfolds wonderfully … A vibrant time-travel tale that offers inventive storytelling along with sports, romance, and secrets.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Characters bump up against history and each other’s sharp edges in this thrilling, deftly related novel.
Brian Meehl’s Blowback ’07 is a compelling young-adult time-travel adventure that vividly portrays the overlooked history of modern American football. This gripping story infuses history with humanity, not just in its depiction of football as a noble game, but in its resurrection of those who played and shaped it.
Meehl’s deft characterization and gift for infusing historical facts with emotional depth and motivation makes for a consuming read. … Meehl’s world thrills in the first book of this promising new trilogy.” – Foreword Reviews Clarion Rating
““Blowback ’07 by Brian Meehl is a stunning start to an exciting new series… it’s a powerful story about growing up in a challenging and unpredictable world.” – SP Review
“To put it simply, this book was unlike any book I have ever read. It was a brilliant blend of science fiction, historical fiction, and realistic fiction.” – LitPick
“This fun, young adult time-travel adventure mixes music, football, romance, and magic … Brian Meehl’s easily accessible writing style contains plenty of winning humor … Meehl has delivered an entertaining YA story.” – BlueInk Reviews
“I am excited to give this to my students … Meehl’s writing is quite facile and fun to read.” – Karen Yingling, middle school librarian, blogger:
“Funny and original, with enduring characters. Perfect for football season.” – IndieReader
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