Tangled in Time: The Portal
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Right from the start, we are thrown into a country song. In the very first sentence, the protagonist Rose, is being bullied. Then we find out that her mother just died, and her father appears to be a deadb ...more
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I have mixed feelings about this one. It was interesting. I actually wanted to pick it up and find out what was going to happen. I even brought it to work with me one day. I really enjoyed the parts where Rose goes back in time to the 16th century. I only have a very basic understanding of the Tudor era, and I didn't know much about Elizabeth I, so it was nice reading about her childhood and seeing it from Rose's perspective. I loved seeing Ro ...more
The main idea of this book is fascinating but the execution really fell flat, in my opinion. It was ridiculously over the top when it came to bullying, extremely simplistic when the friendship was concerned and just wasn't that interesting half the time. I did enjoy Rose's personality and her relationship with Princess Elizabeth; plus the book presented some great ideas overa ...more
This book was a little disappointing in my opinion. The characters were all pretty flat and several plot points didn't really make sense. First, the characters - maybe I'm just way too old for this book, but I was annoyed by the main character Rose. She came off as very hipstery with her blogging and shopping at thrift stores for old clothes. Perhaps kids around the same age as the main ...more
Language: PG (7 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content:G ; Violence: G
BUYING ADVISORY: EL, MS - OPTIONAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: LOW
Rose’s life has been turned upside down by her mother’s death. Now she is surviving the mean girls in her new sixth grade class who are jealous of her online fame as a fashion vlogger. Her new guardian, her grandmother, is forgetful, except when the two of them are working in the greenhouse. Som ...more
I adore time travel fiction, and enjoy Lasky's work, but the beginning of this book made it very hard for me to get invested in the premise. Rose is a hugely popular blogger, but young people don't follow blogs. The new school mates are incredibly, incredibly mean. She is sent to live with a grandmother who is 80 and has dementia? Even if the grandmother has means and a caretaker, that seems like an unlikely choice. I will pass on this one, even though the time travel is ...more
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She was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is married to Christopher Knight, with whom she lives in Massachusetts.
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