A while ago (like 10+ years) I read a book that I can't remember the name of. See if you can help.

  • Took place in Europe
  • Main character was a boy preteen or teen...he was later joined by a girl around his age
  • He was extremely interested in WW2 memorabilia
  • Somehow he & the girl travel back in time & get to meet Elvis (I want to say they got in an old humvee with some crystals in it....)
  • There was a bad guy, but I honestly don't remember what he was after... something the boy had that could bring him to his proper time (some sort of magic crystals I think...)
  • He ended up blowing himself up somehow & waking up in his own time period.

I know this is very vague but it's been a while. I feel like the name is on the tip of my tongue but can't for the life of me remember it.

  • I don't know it, but something about the points you remember make it seem like something Stephen King might write.
    – user8719
    Commented Feb 6, 2014 at 22:41
  • It does sound like it could be Jimmy, but i know it's not Stephen king. The author came to our school & did a reading/signing for us (while that was cool, I grew up in a tiny country town who would have built a memorial for someone as famous as Stephen king coming to visit. Plus, they were a little too overly religious to have the master of horror stories come speak to the elementary school. Lol) I was in 4th or 5th grade... now that I think of it, it was much longer than 10 years ago Probably around 1996-1998.
    – user22727
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 18:42
  • @julia It looks like you have split accounts. You can go to the Help Center and get them merged.
    – Kevin
    Commented Feb 11, 2014 at 18:50

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Could it be Conrad's War by Andrew Davies?

I don't remember Elvis, or a girl, and it was more about WW2

Conrad loves everything about the guns. And the army. And war. Nobody in his family takes him seriously - until the night he smashes a tank through the living room wall. Like it or not, Conrad's war is coming to exciting, terrifying life... A book for boys of all ages.

Conrad's War

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