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Stormi's Review: The Girl in the Time Machine by Debra Chapoton

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Released: April 12, 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Time Travel

Length: 220 pages

Format: ebook

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A desperate girl

A faulty time machine

A paradox waiting to happen ...

Seventeen year old Laken may want to get revenge on the girls who have bullied her, but she also wants to help them. Honest. Secretly using the time machine in her father’s science lab, she sends them one by one into the last century. Poof, problems solved.

Except they’re not.

Now the disappearances are being linked to unmarked graves. Parents are lying about their missing kids’ whereabouts. The police want to search the lab. And Laken is running out of time to retrieve the last girl she sent to 1994.

Five Boundless Stars

I was provided an ARC of The Girl in the Time Machine in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Debra Chapoton for the opportunity.

I have a weakness for the time travel theory and always enjoyed the movies and the books. But this book was different from the others I have read. The Girl in the Time Machine was a unique, captivating, edge of your seat read from the very first page. I was impressed! Laken is a normal young girl at first but when she learns her parents have a time machine, she begins to help other girls around her "disappear" by sending them back in time. These girls all needed saving in Laken’s mind because each one had really horrible home life. Of all the girls she helped she found fault in one story. That's when she decides she has to save the girl from the past and bring her home. Laken and her best friend Sky then begin a series of time travel events that change their lives forever. The story was phenomenal! It wasn't anything like I've ever read before involving time travel. It kept me deeply enthralled from the beginning. It was one big thrill ride with action, humor, and mystery. A superb all around book.

Sometimes, you read books and think wow, that would make a great movie. Well, The Girl in the Time Machine had that effect on me. I think this story would be great if made into a movie. The ending absolutely wraps up most things in the book. It’s like wow, how did I not realize that! I absolutely loved this story!

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