Thursday, December 08, 2011
by Christy Monson
Paperback 128 pages
Published: November 8, 2011
by Cedar Fort, Inc
My rating: 3.75 stars
I am thrilled to be a part of the Cedar Fort Book Tour for the fun new Middle Grade book: Texting Through Time: A Trek With Brigham Young. Here is a synopsis for you (from the publisher):
When 12-year-old Micah “borrows” his father’s experimental time-travel phone, his hopes for seeing the future are dashed as he and his sister, Alicia, end up trapped in the past at Brigham Young’s boyhood home. This book is a fun way to discover Church history and learn that no matter what time period you are in, God is still aware of you.
The concept of this book is definitely a fun one for Middle Grade readers. Micah and Alicia are playing with their dad's un-tested time-travel phone and wind up an the past, arriving on Brigham Young's 11th birthday. This begins an adventure for both Micah and Alicia, as they try to make their way back to the present. They learn much from the life of Brigham Young, popping in to his life at different times.
Through this all they learn that they really have it pretty easy, and they grow to rely on the Lord through their trials. In order to progress through time, they have to text their experience, thoughts, and feelings to their own phones. When they finally return home, they find their texted journals and can revisit what they learned along the way.
This book would be great for younger readers. I will definitely be passing it on to my daughter to read (she turns 12 in February). I like how it puts a fun spin on the technology that kids know today while teaching them about the past.
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Disclosure: I received an ebook copy of Texting Through Time in order to write this honest review. No further compensation was received. Cover image from Goodreads.