Claire and Daniel have been friends since they were kids. But now she feels like it is more than friendship but doesn't feel she can tell him since he...moreClaire and Daniel have been friends since they were kids. But now she feels like it is more than friendship but doesn't feel she can tell him since he is her best friend's brother. He is also her brother's best friend. Daniel has noticed Claire lately and can't help but all of a sudden feel nervous around her. Now Daniel will never have the chance to tell Claire how he feels. During a party he attends, a fight breaks out and someone shoots him.
Switching POV's between Claire and Daniel we learn the beautiful friendship these two shared since they were five years old. Daniel just can't move on without Claire. Following her around we learn about their past and the now present danger Claire faces. A strange ghost force is bent on revenge against Daniel by taking it out on Claire. A past mistake is literally haunting Daniel. Some shocking surprises and a very heartbreaking love story. Totally own up to crying(as usual) during this one. (less)
"What was that?" I blushed. "A kiss." "That's what a kiss feels like?" "Well, technically. There are a lot of different types...moreAww Kale was so adorable!!!
"What was that?" I blushed. "A kiss." "That's what a kiss feels like?" "Well, technically. There are a lot of different types of-" "Show me." "Show you what?" "Show me some of the other kinds." "You're asking me to kiss you?" He nodded, hands curled over the edge of the bed. "Is that not right?"
"I stayed with Dex last night. We took off our shirts."
"You hurt her. she told me. Why do you care if she lets me kiss her? She holds my hand now, not yours!"(less)
Casey first time traveled at nine years old. She has no control over it but stress seems to induce the "trip" what she and her best friend call travel...moreCasey first time traveled at nine years old. She has no control over it but stress seems to induce the "trip" what she and her best friend call traveling. Casey always travels back to 1860 in the exact same location as she is in the present. She can be stuck there anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks but when she comes back not a single second has passed. She returns exactly the same except completely exhausted with dark rings around her eyes. Anything she is touching at the time also travels back with her but she returns wearing exactly the same thing she had on when she left. No naked time traveling! Thank goodness! Everything is fine as long as she doesn't touch anyone. When her longtime crush, Nate, asks her to dance, she is beyond happy. But with all the stress and emotions she ends up time traveling with Nate along for the ride.
I loved Casey. She was such a brave and down to earth character that I could relate to. High school is hard enough but imagine having to live that life as well as a whole other life in 1860. Casey was able to find a family in 1860 to take her in and give her work but she faces many difficulties such as trying to find food, shelter, and clothes. When she time travels she ends up in 1860 in exactly the same place she is in present day so sometimes she must travel for miles to get back to Sara and the Watsons who employ her. I also loved Nate. At first I was worried I wouldn't like him because he starts off as the typical mean jock. But when Nate travels back with Casey he gets to spend a few weeks in her world. He finally sees what an amazing and strong person she is and becomes a better person himself. Nate must live in 1860 for a few weeks pretending to be her brother and he sees how hard Casey works to survive.
There were great supporting characters as well. The Watsons were very kind to take in Casey especially since she disappears on them all the time with no warning. They also helped out another straggler named Samuel who ended up really surprising me. I loved that along with the great characters I also felt like I traveled to 1860 myself. I was reminded of some interesting American History. I could have never survived in 1860! Casey has to deal with issues such as racism, sexism, no transportation, difficult farm and family work. I read the whole book in one night and it was a lot of fun. I recommend it for anyone that enjoys time travel. It also has a great romance and I loved all the twists and turns and the way everything came together in the end. It all wrapped around in a surprising way. I plan to read the sequel very soon!
--- "So, this is your life, Casey." "Just one big loop over and over." "Something like that." "Doesn't it drive you crazy? Having your life interrupted all the time. Having to be two different people. Having to survive in a strange era?"
"Your nothing like I thought you were, back at school." "Which was?" "I don't know, quiet, boring, uninspired." "And now?" "Obviously, the opposite." (less)
Did Not Finish Read 20% Not for me. Not a big Beau and Ashton fan. Whether or not Sawyer knew the real Ashton or thought she was too perfect, cheating...moreDid Not Finish Read 20% Not for me. Not a big Beau and Ashton fan. Whether or not Sawyer knew the real Ashton or thought she was too perfect, cheating is not romantic. Oh poor Ashton your boyfriend thinks you are too perfect what a real bummer why don't you go cheat on him with his cousin?!?!?!?!?! Ashton and Beau haven't spoken in years, then all of a sudden as soon as her boyfriend is out of town they are all over each other?!?! Gross. I stopped reading before I got really upset.(less)