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ARC Book Review: The Boy from Tomorrow – Camille DeAngelis

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: Middle Grade, Science Fiction

Review:

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book in the middle grade genre and I’d forgotten how much I enjoy it. This story shifts from past to the future, between a girl, Josie who lives in 1915 and a boy, Alec, in 2015 – how they form a friendship which changes both their lives.

Josie and her six-year-old sister, Cassie are stuck living with a mother who’s a medium. She’s also a cold, heartless woman who has no time or love for her two sweet children. If not for their tutor Emily, Josie and Cassie would have no love in their lives. In comparison, Alec’s mother was awesome.

Josie, Cassie and Alec all had their own troubles to deal with. I liked all the three main characters. Cassie was so cute—a sweet, impish little girl with an infectious wit.

This story was wonderfully well-written. I liked the author’s writing style very much and the characters were interesting. The descriptions were elaborate and painted quite a picture. The story-line gripped my attention and kept it. Who wouldn’t find the idea of communication from the past to the future wicked cool? I did and if not for the ending, I would have given this book a solid 5 stars.

The ending was disappointing. A lot of issues were left unfinished without the proper conclusions and explanations. Except for the unsatisfactory ending, this was a pretty good book.

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Synopsis: Josie and Alec both live at 444 Sparrow Street. They sleep in the same room, but they’ve never laid eyes on each other. They are twelve years old but a hundred years apart. The children meet through a handpainted spirit board—Josie in 1915, Alec in 2015—and form a friendship across the century that separates them. But a chain of events leave Josie and her little sister Cass trapped in the house and afraid for their safety, and Alec must find out what’s going to happen to them. Can he help them change their future when it’s already past?

 

Author:

I'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

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