Turnabout Published 2000Buy the Book


  • American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, 2000
  • Prairie Pasque Award Young Adult Reading Program Reading List, 2002
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program Master List, 2004-2005

In the year 2000 Melly and Anny Beth were old and ready to die. But when offered the chance to be young again by participating in a top-secret experiment called Project Turnabout, they agreed. They received injections that made them grow younger, and it seemed like a miracle. But when the injections that were supposed to stop the unaging process turned out to be deadly, Melly and Anny Beth decided to run for their lives.

Now it is 2085. Melly and Anny Beth are teenagers. They have no idea what will happen once they are babies again, but they do know they will soon be too young to take care of themselves. They need to find someone to help them before time runs out, once and for all….

 “This will provoke lively discussion in middle-school book clubs, and draw sf fans as well as readers who like survival stories.”

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