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Every Friday we give a new book away. To get the book, it's simple: just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into a drawing. The drawing will run from Friday through Sunday and winners are announced on Mondays. (Note: you must be a Fresno County resident to be eligible for Free Fridays.)
Here comes the son: Rich accidentally travels back in time to his dad's youth - during Woodstock - and witnesses a tragic event.Rich is 15 and a budding guitarist. When his girlfriend asks him to play a gig at a local protest, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the police show up, and so does Rich's dad. Rich is in big trouble. What's worse, this happens near the anniversary of his uncle's death years ago. Rich's dad always gets depressed near this anniversary, but whenever Rich asks questions about his dad's brother, his dad shuts down.Frustrated by his dad's silence, Rich sneaks into his father's office and breaks into a locked cabinet that holds an electric guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix. It's one of his dad's most prized possessions. Before he knows it, Rich is on the side of a road at Yasgur's Farm, and a beautiful girl with a tie-dye shirt is bending over him. He's okay, physically. But it will take him a while to realize it's 1969, he's at Woodstock, and the girl's band of friends includes his dad as a 15-year-old, and his uncle, who is still alive. What Rich learns, who he meets, and what he does, could change his life forever. Thank you to everyone who participated. Juliette Z., you are the lucky winner for this week! Keep those submissions coming everyone! Teen Tech Week is right around the corner and we will be giving away a ton of extra books!