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A Time Apart

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  153 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
"The last thing Ginny wants is to be sent away...."But when her mother is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, she's packed off to England to stay with Hugh, the father she hardly knows. Hugh is part of a living history research project, which means he lives on an Iron Age farm without any modern conveniences. A summer without regular showers, TV, or the Internet ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by HarperTrophy (first published 1999)
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Oct 29, 2011 Nora rated it really liked it
In A Time Apart a girl called Virginia (who likes to be called Ginny) has to go to her father that she hardly knows because her mother has breast cancer. Her father is working on a project where he builds a Iron Age farm and lives like the people back then lived with some other people. Ginny wants to go back to her home. But after a while she starts liking the place. She still wants to go home but she shows that she cares about the people at the project by saving a lost 5 year old girl in a ...more
Apr 29, 2016 LobsterQuadrille rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people interested in history and historical reenactments

It was difficult to rate this book for the simple reason that I wasn't entirely sure what I thought of it. I bought it from a thrift store, because the cover and title made it seem like it could be sort of a time-travel fantasy book(something along the lines of Madeleine L'Engle's books), and the quote on the back cover made it seem quite intriguing. However, there was only that quote on the back, and nothing to actually indicate the content of the story. So I acquired it expecting something ve
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Jan 06, 2008 Mary Ni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyong
A Houston teenager girl named Virgina Dorris known to everyone as Ginny. Ginny was send to England to join her father in a Iron Age experiment while her mother recovers from her illiness. At that period of experiment, Ginny experienced the living and social conditions of the Iron Age.In the beginning, Ginny longed for home but as time passess, she begin to appreciate and enjoy the life of being in the Iron Age. She found a apart of herself that she didnt know she had. she made friends with ...more
Apr 22, 2016 Patricia rated it liked it
Ii liked the premise of the book and that it was different than many of the books I have read in the past little while (did I tell you I am wanting something new and different?). This was a story of a group of people living in an Iron Age village that was an university project. I liked the story in that setting and wish there had been more written of the story in that setting. I liked the characters (although I thought the people got along a bit too well for being forced into close living ...more
Mar 14, 2010 Larissa rated it really liked it
A time apart takes place on an iron age farm where scientists try to reconstruct roundhouses, tools and a rustic living. When Ginny's mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, she has no other choice but to send her off to live e with her father in England. Dad has a scientific background and is working on the iron aged farm. Ginny is quick to make friends and is a helpful hand on the farm. Throughout her experiences, she learns the the iron age farm was true, honest and challenging but most of ...more
I should have read this years ago. I got it probably 10 years ago when I was still in grade school, but somehow never read it. The main character being a 13 year old girl, it probably would have helped me shift my very juvenile consciousness concerned with the material stuff I had and could get, to a more questioning thought process. I've only just begun to develop a more open consciousness within the past few years. I believe that if children read this book at a semi-early age, it might help ...more
Sep 29, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
This is a story about a young woman who visits her father on an archaelogical experiment in the countryside of England. She and her father, along with other re-enactors, live like people from the Bronze Age. It's a simple book, about growing up, unconditional love, and the struggles of living without modern conveniences. Think: "Survivor" without as much drama, and set in the English countryside.
Dec 16, 2009 Tatra rated it liked it
This is mostly just a random book read, it's just a story where I don't have to think.

I've read this before, and enjoyed it. I found the copy of the book again, and decided that I wanted to read it again.
Feb 29, 2008 Rose rated it liked it
Modern girl experiences iron age living archaeology project. She was competent, interested in learning about the project she found herself living in, and wasn’t whiny about it. In short, both likeable and believeable.
Nov 30, 2009 Amanda rated it liked it
I just finished this book. It took me a couple of days to read. It was a very easy read, definitely made for junior high age readers. It was fun. It was a fun way to learn a little about history and the adventures of a young girl growing up. It was a cute story, easy read.
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Jan 05, 2013 Stephanie A. rated it really liked it
How cool does this experience sound? I'm pretty sure it was a lot more fun to experience vicariously than in real time, though, so this book does us all a service.
Sep 08, 2010 Trisha rated it did not like it
Not bad, more boring. Learning about diferent historical facts was wonderful but the story line is about a bratty girl that, well that's pretty much it, a bratty girl.
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