Clockwise by Elle Strauss
- Pub. Date: November 2011
- Pages: 292
First Line: Everyone has to live with something.
Review: Clockwise was a quick light read about a fifteen year old girl who keeps getting thrown back into the year 1860. And one day accidentally takes her crush Nate with her. Minus the time travel and the time spent in the past this is your everyday young adult story and in my opinion this book actually felt like more of a middle grade read.
Casey was a likable character only because of the maturity she shows when with no control on her part she is thrown into the 19th century where interestingly she has also made somewhat of a life for herself.
The one thing that helped me keep flipping the pages is the fact that a lot of the story was spent in 1860. And I found it interesting to see how present day teenagers adapted to that time period. Not to mention Strauss covered some very real issues that were going on around that time and kept things historically accurate.
Overall I think young readers will adore this novel.