The book So Close to You by Rachel Carter is a tale full of the variables of time—many of which are tweaked when main character Lydia Bennet stumbles into a time machine in the depths
The book So Close to You by Rachel Carter is a tale full of the variables of time—many of which are tweaked when main character Lydia Bennet stumbles into a time machine in the depths of an old, mysterious national park. The tale begins at a high school party (where people are drinking alcohol—don’t learn from this behavior, those younger than 21).
The suspense takes shape when Lydia no longer wants to listen to her friends argue at a party and wanders off into the woods to retrieve her jacket. She hears something like a branch cracking, but nothing else happens. The next day, she is searching for remains of a secret government facility with her grandfather (this is his passion) and discovers an open door. . .
Later in the book, when Lydia travels back in time, she meets her relatives and decides that no matter what else happens she needs to fix a tragic event in her family’s timeline. What she doesn’t consider is the mysterious character Wes’s warning that one small event can radically affect the future of everyone else’s world.
This is a well written book; the style lends itself nicely to the characters and the plot. I enjoyed the tale full of time travel and suspense. It is entertaining and is packed with twists and turns in the plot. The cliffhanger at the end is fantastic and well done. Don’t worry about that ending, though. Rachel Carter, the author of this book is writing a trilogy for this plot. I contacted her on goodreads.com; she said the next book will come out around July, 2013.
I would recommend this book to about ages 11 and up because of violence and the fact that most kids don’t particularly like reading about romance (that part is only in about the last quarter of the book). Overall, I give this book five stars.