Friday, February 12, 2016

The Girl In The Time Machine, by Debra Chapoton

"The Girl in the Time Machine" is a story with a macabre and tragic twist. As with all good time travel stories it weaves itself back and forward through the timelines of the main characters until you think your head will explode. I can't tell you more than that without huge spoilers.
It's also about growing up and learning the hard way how to deal with anger, jealousy and teenage dilemmas. Laken and Skylar, sometimes known as Lake and Sky have a bond that goes beyond friendship. When things get weird, and they do, we find out just how far that friendship is willing to go and why.
I'm honored to have been asked to review this novel. I give it four out of five stars because I can't decide if I liked the ending or not (and I try to be stingy with my stars) but I have no hesitation in recommending it as a great read. It's full of surprises at every turn and it kept me reading right along. I finished it in one sitting, to the detriment of my housekeeping.