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The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer
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Jun 02, 2011

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Read from January 02 to 06, 2012

Ok. I slept on this book and I still don't understand it. I can't wrap my head around how that machine worked. I am going to give it to one of the most intellectual students over the weekend and make him read it. He will love it- LOVE it, I know. Then, he can explain it to me on Monday and I will stop scratching my head.

Other than my complete lack of understanding of the theory of relativity...

This is a great coming of age story- it is not often we get a boy main character who we watch grow up and mature. It is a book that will make kids question their character- "What would I do in that situation?" It's a great book for kids who love survival, time travel or science fiction. The characters were very developed and could be used in a study of character. It would also be a great text for making predictions. I would pair it with The Girl Who Owned The City.
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Laurel I think you just kind of have to suspend disbelief with time travel. I had the same issues with The Day and the machine, but I always do with time travel. It's just NOT possible, and so the more the author tries to explain it, the harder it becomes to follow.... but I had issues like that with L'Engle, even.

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