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Sock hops. Soda fountains. Slumber parties. Life in 1955 is simple for tomboy Beverly, moody Maxine, high-spirited Judy, studious Mary, and artistic Ann. But after a class assignment to predict life in the future, they wake up the next morning in a future they could never have imagined, having time-traveled into a parallel universe over fifty years into the future. With on
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Paperback, 276 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Fastpencil Premiere (first published May 16th 2011)
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Lauren
Oct 27, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it
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Angela Sage Larsen’s Fifties Chix: Travel to Tomorrow appealed to me for two reasons when I first heard of it: history and time travel. I wasn’t really sure if it would pull either off well given the amount of research needed for one and issues that tend to pop up in the other, but I was beyond pleasantly surprised. The characters don’t magically know modern slang and continue talking like something from I Love Lucy throughout the book. They aren’t just dumped into the future to fend for themse ...more
Kendra
Aug 30, 2012 Kendra rated it it was amazing
Angela Sage Larsen has written a fun, engaging, and thoughtful book geared toward young adults. You'll get a kick out of the unlikely friendships of five girls trying to "figure it all out." "Fifties Chix" has wonderful dialog and lots of important historical perspective (time travel!) that will help remind anyone at any age the value of broadening beyond one's own narrow world. **It's only 99 cents today!** So download a copy for yourself and any young people in your life.Angela Sage Larsen
Wayne S.
Jan 21, 2015 Wayne S. rated it really liked it
It is 1955 and tomboy Beverly Jenkins, African-American Maxine Marshall, high-spirited Judy White, studious Mary Donovan, and Yugoslav immigrant Ann Branislav, are all students at Roosevelt High in St. Louis, MO. In addition to their school work, they all have their challenging situations at home. Beverly has four brothers. Maxine’s family has experienced racial prejudice. Judy’s father was killed in the Korean conflict. Mary’s dad just up and split. And Ann lives in near poverty. They all becom ...more
Ann
Dec 26, 2011 Ann rated it it was ok
Shelves: time-travel
I'm a sucker for time travel books, so I looked forward to reading this one when I saw it was getting good reviews on GR. I was rather disappointed, though. The story was enjoyable enough, but it could have been so much better. The girls were all fairly stereotypical types - this is the ditzy one! this is the sporty one! - and while there was some attempt to round out their characters, it just wasn't enough. I think the book would have been stronger if there were only three girls instead of five ...more
Laurie
Dec 20, 2011 Laurie rated it it was amazing
This review was co-authored by me and my 13-year-old daughter, Lily.

From Lily:

Travel to Tomorrow is about five girlfriends doing a school project who travel 50 years into the future from 1955. They learn about friendship and what really matters in life along the way.

I liked the book a lot because the writing style drew me in and made me feel like I was there. My Mom read it ou...t loud to me and my sister when we were on a trip this summer. When we started out, we realized that two of the chara
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Mk
Nov 15, 2011 Mk rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed Travel to Tomorrow and can't wait to read it again with my daughter (4th grade). The premise of the story is fun. Five very different girls from the 1950s, are grouped together for a school project about what life will be like 55 years in the future. These are girls who might not have ever been friends otherwise. Their differences really show as they work on the project and bomb it. The next day, they wake up in the time they were supposed to do their project on. They discover ho ...more
Christine Marie
Aug 11, 2012 Christine Marie rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: History, Children's, Girly, Fiction fans
Recommended to Christine by: Goodreads
I thought that this book was going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread. I love time travel books and whatnot, so I thought that I would just fall in love with this story.

Not so. This book was just okay. The plot wasn't phenomenal, it was actually pretty boring. It was hard to keep track of the intimate details of the five girls' separate lives and not confuse them. The characters were genrally pretty boring, and the historical aspect wans't very inriguing. I mean, the plot just lacked
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Michele
Nov 15, 2011 Michele rated it it was amazing
I love the Fifties Chix! This is a great book for girls - especially of the middle school age. It is about a group of five girls (all of whom are vary in their interests and personality) who are "thrown together" for a school project about what life will be like 55 years in the future. None seem pleased with this prospect. After they present their project (to not-so-great reviews or grade from the teacher), they wake up in the future. It is frightening, confusing, and stressful for all of the gi ...more
Pam
Nov 10, 2011 Pam rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with interest in the 1950's
This is actually written more for middle schoolers and possibly their mothers or grandmothers to read with them. My granddaughter and her friends have been interested in the 50's and 60's for awhile so I thought I would try this first book in this series and read it before giving it to her. I think possibly the story will appeal more to her than it did to me since I already had lived it. If she isn't interested or even if she is, my next in line granddaughter also may want to read it.
I wasn't cr
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Phebe Telschow
Nov 14, 2011 Phebe Telschow rated it it was amazing
This book is well written and worthwhile on every level. The whole concept is extremely smart from the breadth of historic details, to the humor, the humanity, and the innocent charm of the characters.

This book is more than fun – it’s a helpful introduction of how this nation evolved through one of the toughest periods in the modern era. The reader can't help but care about the characters because they all have so much courage and they are wrestling with deeply heartfelt questions related to eve
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Anki
Jun 16, 2015 Anki rated it liked it
Travel to Tomorrow is the first book in the Fifties Chix series, and it is a time-travel (or at least dimension-hopping/alternate reality) themed story. This was definitely a book devoted heavily to setting up the premise and introducing the characters, but that is fairly typical for first books in series like this. A lot of questions were raised, but very few of them were actually answered.

A glossary of terms and people is included at the back of the book, which was helpful, but the tone of the
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L.S. Hullinger
Oct 02, 2012 L.S. Hullinger rated it really liked it
The Fifties Chix: Travel to Tomorrow is a light-hearted time travel story that shows interesting and somewhat poignant ways in which the world has changed since 1955 through the lives of five girls. Though each girl is different in upbringing and character, the bond of their former lifestyle brings them together as friends when they are forced to face their new environment without warning. I think middle grade readers will find this to be a fun and entertaining way to learn about that time in hi ...more
Sheryl
Sep 22, 2011 Sheryl rated it it was ok
Per FTC regulations, I want to note that I received this book free to review as part of Goodreads "First Reads" program. The premise of this book; five friends are assigned to imagine life fifty years in the future and awake to find themselves there, is very intriguing. Unfortunately, the book itself does not live up to its promise. I felt that the pace was dragging and not that interesting. I could not bring myself to slog through to the end and so cannot spoil things by telling you how it came ...more
Christopher
Nov 21, 2011 Christopher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Fun and engaging story that while geared toward young girls, is still fun for all to read. I loved how the author took the past and merged it into the future and allowed her characters to struggle in a world so different than their own. What I also liked was that the story tied in important concepts such as friendship and trust and built a strong bond between the characters for the readers to enjoy.

A good book and I can tell that young girls will definitely enjoy this book and the rest of the
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Angela
Dec 12, 2011 Angela rated it really liked it
This book grabbed my attention because there were five girls that had a science project go a little farther than they expected. Mary and Beverly were the two characters that I thought most expressed me, because I'm both creative and sporty. I love to sew like Mary, and I've always wanted my own sewing machine. Beverly doesn't put her hair in anything but a sloppy pony tail, just like me. She also loves to play sports. If you like mystery, fantasy, and humor, you'll love it!
Abagayle Bostek
Dec 19, 2011 Abagayle Bostek rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading it, the characters ( Mary, Ann, Maxine, Judy, and Beverly) all have their own personality. When the girls are asked to do a project, it goes a little bit to far. . .into the future, that is. The book has a bit of everything: humor, happiness, sadness, and a little romance. The book is probably for middle schoolers. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone. I hope you join the Fifties Chix as much as I do. They will become a part of you like they did me.
Leah Mcfall
Dec 28, 2011 Leah Mcfall rated it it was amazing
Both my 12 year old daughter and I enjoyed this book. She loved the characters and the unfoldment of the plot. She can't wait to read more when the next one comes out. The book held my interest as an adult because it is clever and has interesting ideas to think about as well as being fun.
Beth Groene
Nov 14, 2011 Beth Groene rated it it was amazing
What a great start to a series young adult girls will love! Angela Larsen has created wonderful characters that are struggling with their teenage lives in the 1950's as well as present day. This book has it all...time travel, romance, mystery, sports, history, and friendship. I loved it!
Nicole Smith
This was exactly what I was looking for - an easy read that didn't require much thought. It was interesting enough for me to agree to borrow book two in the series.
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The author and illustrator of the Petalwink the Fairy story book series for young readers (Petalwink.com), Angela has to try very hard to not dress and act like an 8 year old. In an attempt to grow up just a little, she wrote the middle grade series Fifties Chix, about 5 time traveling friends from 1955 who wake up in present day (time travel! young love! adventure! friendship! positive message fo ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Fifties Chix (5 books)
  • Keeping Secrets (Fifties Chix, #2)
  • Third Time's a Charm (Fifties Chix, #3)
  • Broken Record (Fifties Chix, #4)
  • Till the End of Time (Fifties Chix, #5)

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