Mr. Was by Pete Hautman is a novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat or bed or wherever you like to read. With the main character being of a teen age this book was perfect for young adults and allows one to connect personally with the story. Although it starts out as realistic fiction it slowly becomes more captivating with action and sorrow that leaves you attached to the Jack, the main character.
Even without the introduction of time travel and a “secret door” this novel would be a 10/10 with its ability to keep you reading for hours. It has everything you would want in a story from a love that could never be to family trouble, fantasy and vengeance. With so many aspects to it Mr. Was is a novel that everyone should experience for themselves to truly appreciate the work of a fantastic author and absolute immersion into an extravagant story.