Once Was A Time

Once Was A Time

eBook - 2016
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In the war-ravaged England of 1940, Charlotte Bromley is sure of only one thing: Kitty McLaughlin is her best friend in the whole world. But when Charlotte's scientist father makes an astonishing discovery that the Germans will covet for themselves, Charlotte is faced with an impossible choice between danger and safety. Should she remain with her friend or journey to another time and place? Her split-second decision has huge consequences, and when she finds herself alone in the world, unsure of Kitty's fate, she knows that somehow, some way, she must find her way back to her friend. Written in the spirit of classic time-travel tales, this book is an imaginative and heartfelt tribute to the unbreakable ties of friendship.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781452143774
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Feb 20, 2017

Amazing!My favourite book of all time! I even finished it in a day

Jan 19, 2017

A lovely tribute to female friendship, with a time-travel twist. I enjoyed the way Sales balances the time-travel aspect with what is really a book about female relationships and about friendship more generally - what it means to be a friend, how relationships change, the ways that children hurt each other. Many of the characters are a bit one-note, including the foster parents and the mean girl characters, but Charlotte is wonderfully realistic and richly portrayed, particularly in the way she makes mistakes in her interactions with her peers. Some plot points come across as a bit too easy, but the longing at the heart of the novel, for Charlotte to find her true best friend, Kitty, is achingly real, and readers will be rooting for the impossible to happen. The resolution is remarkably straightforward and refreshingly doesn't involve science fiction at all. Young readers may wish Sales had spent a bit more time on Charlotte's adjustment to an entirely new era, but in the end, the quick pace and focused plot will keep them hooked on the main conflict, finding Kitty. An enjoyable piece of realistic fiction with a sci-fi hook.

Jul 24, 2016

Is time travel possible? What if you can't get back and lose everyone you love? What if you discover that maybe everyone isn't gone? This is a great story of true friendship.

Jul 24, 2016

Time travel. Friendship. What's not to love?


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Jan 19, 2017

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