Thursday, 7 April 2011

TEEN: A Year Without Autumn - Liz Kessler

Release Date: 07/04/11


If you could see into the future - would you look? Jenni Green doesn't have a choice. On her way to visit her best friend, Autumn, Jenni suddenly finds she's been transported exactly one year forward in time. Now she discovers that in the year that's gone by, tragedy has struck and her friendship with Autumn will never be the same again. But what caused the tragedy? How did Jenni skip a year? And can she find her way back to the past to try to change what lies ahead? With humour - and her customary light touch - the author of the EMILY WINDSNAP books plays a fascinating game with time, and explores the changes that take place in friendships and families in the aftermath of a disaster.


Having enjoyed Liz’ last Emily Windsnapp series I was interested to see how the author would deal with a title that dealt more with the adult side of life and consequences. Here in this title, that is exactly what happens as this tale, aimed at the older teen market takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster with only a touch of science fiction added. It’s well thought out, the characters are believable and the hooks that the author gives the reader will not only appeal on an emotional level but also on a likeability factor.

All in, this is a book that should be read if only to see Liz’ writing going to another level as the prose are delightful, the subject matter thought provoking and above all else it’s the dialogue and friendship of the principle characters that will really enamour the reader to the overall arc.

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