A time-travel story that is both a poignant exploration of human identity and an absorbing tale of suspense.It's natural to feel a little out of place when you're the new girl, but when Charlotte Makepeace wakes up after her first night at boarding school, she's baffled: everyone thinks she's a... show more
A time-travel story that is both a poignant exploration of human identity and an absorbing tale of suspense.It's natural to feel a little out of place when you're the new girl, but when Charlotte Makepeace wakes up after her first night at boarding school, she's baffled: everyone thinks she's a girl called Clare Mobley, and even more shockingly, it seems she has traveled forty years back in time to 1918. In the months to follow, Charlotte wakes alternately in her own time and in Clare's. And instead of having only one new set of rules to learn, she also has to contend with the unprecedented strangeness of being an entirely new person in an era she knows nothing about. Her teachers think she's slow, the other girls find her odd, and, as she spends more and more time in 1918, Charlotte starts to wonder if she remembers how to be Charlotte at all. If she doesn't figure out some way to get back to the world she knows before the end of the term, she might never have another chance.
Publish date: February 20th 2007
Publisher: NYR Children's Collection
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Time Travel
, School Stories
, Boarding School
Series: Aviary Hall (#3)
I really wish I could work up a thoughtful and inspiring review for this book, but I find I've lost my review writing mojo for the time being. The best I can say is that this is one of those substantive, contemplative, wistful types of stories that I think will appeal to a specific type of young re...
Ostensibly a time-travel book, this little gem is actually more about figuring out who one really is. Lots of interesting historical detail thrown in besides. And it's got the perennial hook of boarding school to add to the allure. The characters rang true- especially the confusion and dismay and mu...
I read this book because of the cure song "Charlotte Sometimes" during my teenage years. It was a little past my age reading group but I was never the sort to care about age labels on books.That said, I did find it difficult to get into "The Summer birds" because it was too childish at my age now.Ch...