15 Minutes by Steve Young

15 Minutes

It's not that Casey Little is always late.It's just that everything starts a little too early.But when Casey discovers a weird little time machine, he figures he'll never be late again. Unfortunately, it's not a very good time machine. It can only go back 15 minutes. And it seems to have a mind of its own.Still -- what could possibly go wrong?


Details 15 Minutes

Title15 Minutes
ISBN9780060725082
Author
Release DateAug 1st, 2006
PublisherHarperCollins
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Childrens, Juvenile, Fiction, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Chapter Books, Realistic Fiction
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Reviews 15 Minutes

  • Joenna
    2008-05-17
    This book is absolutely hilarious!! If I could give it more stars I would. Casey, a seventh grader, found his grandfather's old watch that is actually a time machine. The watch will only let you go back in time 15 minutes, but a lot can change in 15 minutes. Casey uses the time machine to win over girls, not get toilet dunked by the school bully, and perform well at football practice and games. The humor in this book is fantastic, very sarcastic....
  • Annie
    2013-11-10
    this story is about a kid named Casey who's dead grand father made inventions. And Casey found one. A watch that makes you go back in time. But here's the catch it only goes back 15 minetues
  • Pam
    2017-10-02
    A fun read about using time travel to make your life better. When he finds a watch his grandfather created, he discovers that he can go back fifteen minutes in time and get a do over. Seems like a terrific idea for a middle schooler. Sometimes, however, the easy way isn't the best way.
  • Dan Rogers
    2011-11-23
    What if you had the opportunity to rewind time and relive the past 15 minutes? Would you want to? Well, that is exactly the opportunity given to Casey Little in this interesting little fantasy selection. Casey is a regular kid who has pretty decent friends he hangs out with at school. They, like most kids, have to be always watchful for the intimidating students who everyone wants to avoid. One day, as Casey is digging through a bunch of old "stu...
  • Morgan Philipsen
    2016-01-11
    1) Explain why gave this book the rating that you did and your personal opinion of the book. I gave this book the rating I did because, this book had a lot of change in plot and cliffhangers, it pulls you in and engages you into the reading.2) Explain why gave this book the rating that you did and your personal opinion of the book. I gave this book the rating I did because, this book had a lot of change in plot and cliffhangers, it pulls you in...
  • A Moses
    2010-09-07
    Have you ever wished you could go back in time? In 15 minutes by Steve Young it can happen. Casey Little is a average teenage boy that was always late and getting in trouble. Yes he had friends and a normal family. He just always seemed to be late. The later he gets people never rely on himfor anything. His parents always tell him to "get on the ball," and his teachers want him to get to class quicker. Then Casey finds an old watch from his late ...
  • Damian Manzano
    2010-01-05
    Casey Little is always late, but not by much. Nevertheless, as these seconds and minutes add up, his reliability level goes down. His parents want him to "get on the ball," and his teachers want him to get out of the hall and into class quicker. Everything looks bleak until Casey finds an old watch from his late (and also frequently tardy) grandfather. One press of the button propells Casey back in timeā€”for all of 15 minutes. This gives Casey a...
  • Pam
    2008-12-12
    I really liked this book. It is about a boy who finds an old watch that his grandfather made that has the capability of sending a person back 15 minutes in time. ....Oh, the things one can do with a little bit of hindsight and a second chance. Casey uses the magic watch to correct a lot of his mistakes, particularly when it comes to dealing with popular kids. However, he learns in the long run that sometimes mistakes and things are o.k. as they a...
  • Pblake
    2010-07-30
    How many times have you been late-just 15 minutes. Casey a smooth talker tries to get out of trouble at school(he received the lowest score in the history of the school on a true false test. And he is often being invited to the principal's office) Now seventh-grader Casey found his grandfather's old watch. It allows him to say the right thing instead of the wrong thing to girls, to the bully's daily dunking and to be at the right place in the rig...
  • Logan Braden
    2009-11-04
    Casey Little is always late. It's just that everything starts a little too early. But when Casey discovers a weird little time machine, he figures he'll never be late again. Unfortunately, it's not a very good time machine. It can only go back 15 minutes. And it seems to have a mind of its own. Still -- what could possibly go wrong? This book was good because out of all the times u could go back 15 minutes its where you are not late.
  • Julie
    2011-09-29
    The writing felt did not feel smooth to me. (I don't know how to better describe it.) The message of the story was good and the plot was fun (what can you do going back 15 minutes in time?)... but it is not one I'd necessarily recommend -- at least to adult readers. Perhaps younger readers would find it more enjoyable.
  • Myla
    2013-05-17
    I sort of liked this book. I didn't really like the way it ended. The last 5-10 chapters were all about how he uses the go-back for his football game. It starts out pretty well and I think the middle is the best part because he uses the go-back to not be late for school and so he can ace his test. When you get to the end it's just not that entertaining.
  • Alissa
    2011-07-05
    My daughter recommended this one and loved it. It was a fun, short read that will have you laughing the whole way through. There's even a good message included! I also loved that Young included a nod to fellow children's authors Jon Scieszka, Dav Pilkey, and Lemony Snicket.
  • Brenda Kahn
    2013-09-19
    Read at the recommendation of a fifth grader who put the book in my hands and said, "Best book ever!" Frenetic fun.
  • Lucy
    2010-10-12
    I liked this book! Nothing really exciting happens, but it was interesting
  • Jennifer
    2014-02-26
    Funny, quick read!
  • Reader Girl
    2016-01-16
    A quick, light read that still offers conversation topics. My library had classified it as science fiction, but I'd say it fits more into the category of humor.
  • Kimberly
    2009-03-08
    A great easy read for 10-12 year old boys. It has that silly since of humor that they all seem to have. Cute and has a nice message too.
  • ShortShanks
    2010-08-02
    Loved this book! It made me laugh out loud more than once. I really liked the main character. The style of the book was unusual but the author really made it work.
  • D
    2007-11-24
    Great for reluctant 5th, 6th, and middle school boys to read. So funny!
  • Georgia Low
    2015-11-14
    This book was pretty funny. It's a really an easy read. It's very light and all around adorable. I recommend to every one.
  • Sydnie Jade
    2010-03-04
    It is an awsome book it is about a little boy that is late and his dad said to go look for a watch so he finds a watch made by his grandpa and is Magic read the book to see what magical spell it has
  • carissa
    2007-10-13
    Seventh-grader Casey Little is always late until he discovers a magic watch that takes him back in time, a trick he uses both on and off the football field.
  • Zach
    2011-12-08
    im 15 years old and i still love reading this book
  • Bonnie
    2015-02-04
    This is such a fun book, because of the funny situations the main character gets himself into. How many times do we wish we could go back and fix something, but it doesn't always work!
  • Ginger
    2008-11-26
    This is a book my daughter was reading. Very cute kids book and a quick read. Delivers a good lesson that doesn't sound like its coming from your parents.
  • Thomas Gentile
    2013-10-06
    This obviously is not going to be the best book you ever read. Though... it is very fun(ny) time travel adventure that will only take you one sitting to finish.
  • Merrill
    2010-02-06
    Good for YA fiction, a quick quirky read.
  • Beka P
    2009-02-10
    Hillarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I laughed alot!!
  • Megan
    2008-05-05
    Love life the way it is. Live a good life so you don't want to change it.