The Sun, the Moon, and Maybe the Trains by Rodney Jones

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John Bartley's days are filled with working in the mill or the garden, and he can't wait to see Zella at the next barn dance. But when he stumbles through a hidden portal in the forest, everything he's ever known falls behind him. A hundred and thirty-four years behind, to be more exact.

Tess can't quite believe John's tale of time travel. Does he really not know what a cell phone is? A car? Indoor plumbing? To convince the girl he's swiftly falling for that he's not crazy, John must delve into Tess's history – his future – and solve the mystery of his hometown's demise. But when they learn its fate, each faces a sudden, wrenching choice. Save their love, or save the past?

“This is an absolutely wonderful combination of the fantasy and young adult genres, and it really makes you think about what you know and what you take for granted. ” – Amazon reviewer