Vaulting Through Time
Sixteen-year-old gymnast Elizabeth finds herself catapulting through time in order to solve the mystery of her own birth and stop a fellow time traveler whose actions may prevent her from being born.
Can she perform the vault of her life to save her loved ones—and herself?
Sixteen-year-old gymnast Elizabeth Arlington doesn’t care that her mother is older than the other girls’ moms or that she doesn’t look anything like her parents. She has too much other stuff to worry about: an embarrassing crush on her ex-best-friend Zach, and changes in her body that affect her center of gravity and make vaulting and tumbling more terrifying than they used to be. But when she makes a discovery that throws her entire identity into question, she turns to Zach, who suggests a way for her to find the answers her mother won’t give her: a time machine they found in an abandoned house.
As Elizabeth catapults through time, she encounters a mysterious abandoned child, an elite gymnast preparing for Olympic Trials, and an enigmatic woman who seems to know more than she’s revealing. Then when a thief makes off with an identical time machine, Elizabeth finds herself on a race to stop the thief before the world as she knows it—and her own future—are destroyed.
“In the world of competitive gymnastics, 16-year-old Elizabeth must overcome physical and emotional fears in this page-turner novel that will leave you spinning. Swinging through parallel generations of women, Elizabeth comes to know her spiritual and biological ancestors, her mother, and herself. Evocatively written, McCabe weaves a heartwarming and absorbing journey. Great mother-daughter read!” —Margaret McMullan, author of Sources of Light
“Vaulting Through Time is clever, suspenseful, and big-hearted.” —Beth Ann Bauman, author of Jersey Angel and Rosie and Skate