Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cold Summer

So, I love time travel books and movies.  The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my favorites.  When I saw the blurb for Cold Summer on Edelweiss I was thinking - "Time Traveler's Wife" for teens - nuff said.

Kale has been a time traveler since he was a young boy but very few people know about it.  His parents - they always thought he was just a runaway, especially his dad, even though Kale has tried to explain it many times.  Usually it has been short trips - back to the 70s, 90s and never returning to the same place over and over.  But that has changed.  Now he keeps going back as a soldier in World War II and as his life at home in the present gets worse, the pull back gets more frequent.

Then there is Harper.  They have know each other since they were kids and she would come for the summers.  But now she is there to stay and the attraction has become so much more.

Can Kale find a way to get his father to believe him and ground himself in the present before something happens to him in the past?

I did enjoy this.  I felt like it took awhile to really get into gear - a lot of time was spent with Kale and Harper avoiding their attraction and of course, Kale trying to come to terms with his family and his "ability".  The last 1/4 of the book was really good.  There is a bit of swearing a a close sexual encounter.  I think the book would be okay for upper middle school and high school though.

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