paradox---a contradiction to accepted thought that may very well be true
An example of a paradox is: "The more you're afraid to fail, the more likely you are to fail." In other words, if you're too terrified to even attempt something, how can you succeed at it? Another twist on this paradoxical theme would be: "The more you fail, the more likely you are to succeed." The greater effort you put into something, the greater the probability that you will eventually succeed. (At one time, Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Did that stop him?)
The contradictions within our nation's past have always fascinated me.
The goal with each of my books is to shed light on confounding aspects of American history through an engaging plot that captivates my readers. Thank you for choosing to read one of my books. If you're so inclined, I appreciate a review from you on the book's Amazon site after you've read it.
Critical Acclaim for the works of Max Willi Fischer:
Midwest Book Review Children's Bookwatch Reviewer's Choice (June, 2016)
The Corkscrew App
Max Willi Fischer
Royal Fireworks Press
First Avenue, PO Box 399, Unionville, NY 10988
9780898244809, $9.99, PB, 332pp, www.amazon.com
Fourteen-year-old Justin Deveraux thinks Corkscrew is just another role-playing app on his father's phone. When he realizes that it actually transports the player back in time, it is too late-he is already in the summer of 1754. The French and Indian War is in full force and he has been thrown into the middle of it. He now must gain the trust of the English before he is labeled an enemy. Trying to survive the eighteenth century, he finds himself in the forest fleeing from Native Americans, performing manual labor, and working alongside the young George Washington, who Justin discovers is someone completely different than the man studied in history class. Justin also needs to figure out how Corkscrew ended up on the phone, what his family has to do with the app's creation, and how his friend Isabella is connected with time traveling. Is there anyone he can trust? Just as he grasps the truth, he is forced back into the Corkscrew app -- and this time he may not return. A deftly crafted, consistently entertaining, and original novel from beginning to end, "The Corkscrew App" is highly recommended for personal reading lists, as well as school and community library science fiction collections for young readers.