Time Traveling

I must confess that I have always enjoyed time travel books.  Maybe it’s the excitement of visiting an unknown time period or the whole concept of the time paradox, but these type of books have always appealed to me!

Hourglass by Myra McEntire has a slightly different take on time travel.  Emerson starts seeing images or ghosts while in her early teens.  Eventually she learns that the images are glimpses into the past, and her abilities are tied to being able to time travel into the past.  What is interesting about this book is that it is a genetic ability rather than an item or machine.  I also liked the time paradox issues as revealed later in the book.

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier also has a genetic ability to time travel.  Gwyneth’s cousin has been training her whole life to time travel.  But it turns out, Gwyneth carries the gene and is thrown into time without any preparation.  So Gwyneth is given some background on why she can time travel and paired with the another time traveler from a different family, Gideon.  This book is part of a series and there are some questions left unaswered by the end of this book.

You might also like When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, winner of the Newbery award.

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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!


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