What's this YA book about time travel?
June 30, 2006 11:20 AM   Subscribe

I read a book some years ago about an adopted teenage girl in 20XX Seattle who discovered that she had a long-lost twin sister from the 1970s. Googling has failed me.

Somehow the sister from the future manages to go back in time to the 70s to find her sister, who was a teenager in the 1970s. Her sister may have been named Barbara, but I don't quite recall.

Other details:

-The stories definitely took place in Seattle.
-I seem to recall the future Seattle being some sort of utopia.
-Girl-from-the-future (henceforth GFTF) creates all sorts of havoc in the 70s, including convincing the neighborhood girls to wear jeans to school, which was verboten at the time.
-GFTF has a lipstick that's applied with a tiny needle, which she gives to her twin sister at some point.

Any ideas? I've looked everywhere I can think of, to no avail.
posted by timetoevolve to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Someone else was looking for this and remembered a few different details, maybe this will help a bit.
posted by teleskiving at 2:43 PM on June 30, 2006

Also, I suggest that you flip through the themed indexes at scifan.com, e.g. Young Adult, Time Travel, hopefully the title will jump out at you.
posted by teleskiving at 3:39 PM on June 30, 2006

And please post here if you find the thing, I'm curious now!
posted by teleskiving at 3:39 PM on June 30, 2006

You could post in the Abebooks forums. You'll probably have better luck there :)

posted by Sufi at 4:36 PM on June 30, 2006

You could try asking a librarian in Seattle. The Quick Information Center is at 206-386-4636.
posted by Margalo Epps at 5:43 PM on June 30, 2006

Haven't had any luck yet, but thanks so much to everyone for the suggestions! I have a few leads and will post back when I've found the answer.
posted by timetoevolve at 6:35 PM on June 30, 2006

A solution, gleaned from Sufi and teleskiving's suggestions:

Whispers from the Grave by Leslie Rule. I don't remember the murder aspect of the story, but it's been years since I read it.

I'm almost positive that's it, but I'd have to read it to find out. Thanks to everyone!
posted by timetoevolve at 7:22 PM on June 30, 2006

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