Friday, June 7, 2013

Switching by Jody Kihara

Every week or two, Terry wakes up in a different time. She’s been ‘switching’ — that’s her word for time traveling — for the past eight months, and she has no recollection of her life before then. She doesn’t know who she is, why she’s time traveling, how to get home, or even when home is.
Then Terry meets some fellow travelers and finds out she’s not alone… and that there might be a way to get home. But the others have their own agendas, and Terry needs to be careful where she places her trust. She finds herself falling for one traveler, but a terrible secret bars his way home. Another traveler is growing desperate, and he doesn’t care who he uses in his attempt to get home… even if it puts them all in danger. Can Terry find a way home before he tries something dangerous? Or will he prevent her from getting home at all?
Actually, I enjoyed this book. The concept of time travel without memories is a wonderful change.
The characters were well developed. The story plot is full of exciting twist and turns. Totally putting you on edge waiting to see what's going to happen next.
Terry is an interesting character, she has her moments, but still carries on.
Our author had a way of pulling the reader into the could relate with the characters' comings and goings. The feelings they stirred, it's all there.
A fun and interesting summer read.
Read the first 3 chapters
From the moment I discovered stories and books, I was hooked. When I was two years old, I begged people to read to me. Soon it became apparent I’d have to learn to read myself. And after that… the next natural step was writing. I wrote my first ‘book’ (illustrated in crayon and bound with tape) at age six. My teacher called my mom to the school because of it, and I thought I’d done something wrong! I didn’t understand what the fuss was about… writing a book seemed such a natural thing to do.
Apart from two mysteries (very short, but written in real pen this time), I stopped writing for a while. Then I started up again in elementary school, when my best friend and I would rush home after school to write stories. Those stories were… well, let’s just say they are never going to see the light of day! They were fun, though, and my best friend from all those years ago is currently one of my best editors!
I write for many age ranges, from chapter books to Young Adult fiction. My favourites to write are mid-grade and Young Adult. Why? Probably because that was the time when I bonded most strongly with books. I always had a book on the go. In summer, I loved to put a tent up in the backyard and hang out there reading. I still remember my favourite books from those years… and yes, I still re-read some of them!

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