Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Time and Again: Charlotte of Miles Station

Title: Time and Again: Charlotte of Miles Station
Author: Deborah Heal
Labels: Fiction | Girls | Women
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Publication Date: January 24, 2012
Recommended To: Middle school girls
Contains: Clean.

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Blurb From Goodreads: Tutoring an eleven-year-old for the summer seemed like the perfect college service project for Abby Thomas. But that was before she found herself in a dilapidated old house in Nowhereville, trying to teach Merrideth—a sullen girl who doesn’t want her help. All she has is a pile of useless, musty old books, and Merrideth’s definitely not interested. But who says the only way to teach is with books? When they discover a freaky program on their new computer, history comes alive in ways that Abby and Merrideth could never expect. But is this program only the creative genius of some computer nerd—or are they really seeing Charlotte Miles, the girl who lived in their house 160 years before? Their friends just laugh when they try to explain. But if it really is Charlotte, Abby and Merrideth must find a way to warn her about the danger waiting in the woods behind their house. Time and Again: Charlotte at Miles Station is a story told in the past and in the present. A story of three girls—their perspectives, their relationships, and their journey of self-discovery and faith.
          I hate to say this, but my overall impression of this book was kind of mediocre. However, I think a large part of this was due to the fact that it seems to be aimed at a younger audience, and I am in adult. That said, this book would probably be pretty good for kids--probably girls--in the middle school age range.

          I think one of the reasons I wasn't thrilled about this book is that it seems to move at a fairly slow pace, and I didn't always get what a particular scene had to do with anything else that happened before or after. It just didn't seem to have as strong of a plotline as I personally would have liked. I think a younger audience will enjoy this more, and will like the concept of the time warp and whatnot.

          Recommended to a young audience. I received a free copy of this book from the author for this review. These opinions are my own; I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated for this review.

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