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Double Time: On The Oregon Trail

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The past and present meet on the Oregon Trail when two girls travel the same trail with the same lap desk 152 years apart. Kenyon is traveling in 2002 from Pittsburgh to Salem, OR. Her mother is pregnant and staying behind to close escrow on the house and then flying west to join the family. Kenyon; her 5 year old sister, Melissa and her father are in a Dodge Caravan, with ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 30th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published June 28th 2012)
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Lubna
Oct 20, 2012 Lubna rated it it was amazing
I did not know of the historical importance of the Oregon Trial till I read this book. After all, US history is not something that we in India have learnt in school. Stories about pioneers and new discoveries have always enthralled me and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

Here, Kenyon is heading for Oregon with her father and kid sister Melissa. Her father's biggest worry is keeping them entertained on this trip. With Kenyon is a gift from her grandfather, a wooden lap desk, made of cedar.
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Bree Wolf
Oct 06, 2014 Bree Wolf rated it really liked it
By Bree Wolf, author of Fireflies

The idea behind ‘Double Time’ I loved right away. That an ancient lap desk made with the thought of how everything in life is connected crosses the gap of time and brings together two girls traveling on the Oregon trail (only about 150 years apart) is genius!
Della and Kenyon find that their ‘shared’ experience soon helps them deals with their own lives in a way they never thought possible. It’s a great read! Sweet, touching and dealing with the topic of how prej
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Harini Srinivasan
Travel and time travel, wow! When Dixie and I agreed to swap e-copies of our books because we have similar interests as writers and readers, I didn't know what I was letting myself in for. Didn't bother to read the blurb, either, but just plunged right in, and boy was I surprised!

The book begins slowly and unspectacularly. A normal teen sulking because her family was moving to a new place she didn't want to go to, squabbling with a younger sister that she didn't want to watch on the long car tr
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Lisa Day
Sep 19, 2012 Lisa Day rated it really liked it
I like time travel and I like western themed stories. Double Time on the Oregon Trail surprised me. I didn't realize it was YA. Most likely because I didn't pay
attention because the blurb for the book hooked me. The story held my interest all the way through to the end. (a good thing-right?)

Go west, young lady, go west and two young girls did.

Kenyon heads for Oregon with her family. Della heads for Oregon with her family.

Della's adventures and trials so different from Kenyon's will make her gr
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Michele
Sep 19, 2012 Michele rated it liked it
Thank you for the Goodreads Win, this was a YA story about two teenagers travel experience crossing the country with family and relating their stories with time travel. Great story line and enjoyed it. It had some nice lessons for todays teenagers regarding convenience's we take for granted. As a past girl scout leader it would be a fun book to recommend and explore together, or for a YA book club book.
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“she thought of the mix of kids in her class and in Melissa’s and she knew that the future could be bright. No one had tried to say she didn’t have a right to be in that school, or acted interested in who her ancestors were, but they had been interested in who she was and where she had moved from. They wanted to know what she did and wore and liked.” 0 likes
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