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Rome Reframed

(Wish & Wander #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Lucas Duran has been on the trip of a lifetime—six months traveling through Europe with his parents and two younger brothers. That is, the trip of a lifetime for someone else. Lucas wants nothing more than to be home in Austin, Texas, with his friends, and it shows in his schoolwork that he’s been emailing to his teachers. He can't wait to get out of Rome, the last stop on ...more
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Published February 2nd 2021 by Jolly Fish Press
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Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rome Reframed is an entertaining and fascinating time-travel romp through one of the world's great cities, seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old kid from Texas.
Can you imagine watching gladiators fight to the death at the Colosseum? Chatting with Michelangelo as he works on the Sistine Chapel ceiling? Celebrating Rome's birthday with the Emperor Hadrian?
While a six-month trip around western Europe might seem like a dream come true for many adults, (and some kids), it's Lucas Duran's worst n
Belles Middle Grade Library
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was great! I think I loved this even more than the 1st book! It was awesome to escape to Rome for a little bit. I also learned so many amazing things! The author definitely did her research. Of course there is a lot of fictional parts, but there are so many facts of history, I was blown away. It made me want to head straight to google, to start looking things up(& I did a few things already😆). Lucas is on a 6 month trip, traveling through Europe w/his parents & 2 younger brothers. However, ...more
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Jolly Fish Press for sending me an ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

4.5/5 stars.

I really enjoyed this story! Right from the beginning we got a really good idea of who Lucas was as a character, and I loved seeing his growth throughout the book. Lucas is 14, and he’s spent the last 6 months travelling with his professor parents and his younger brothers. Lucas is sick of Europe and just wants to go home to Texas. He’s spent most of the trip with his phone in his han
Ms. Yingling
Nov 27, 2020 rated it liked it
E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus

Lucas' parents are professors who are taking a year off to travel and write a book about different cities. Because of this, he's missed six months of his 8th grade year as well as his final soccer season, and he's tired of being away from home and having to watch out for his two younger brothers. When he finds out that he is about to fail his final project, and therefore 8th grade, he has to use the final days of his stay in Rome to try to improve his photojournal
Katelyn Spedden
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC of this book from the Author as well as the publisher on both NetGalley and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

I was a huge fan of Paris on Repeat so when I was told there would be a second book I was just as excited. The best part is that the books have a running theme of growth and learning more about yourself, but they don’t fully connect. You don’t have to read Paris on Repeat to appreciate Rome Reframed. The only character that is in both is the palm reader becaus
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute read! I had read Paris on Repeat and really enjoyed that one, so I loved getting the chance to read this, which I think I enjoyed even more. I love that there was a really strong focus on family and friendship and finding yourself. Lucas had really great growth, over just a few days in the book, and it was really uplifting and hopeful - which is something I think we all need to see more of. I think it's a perfect book for upper middle grade, and I definitely recommend it, ...more
Feb 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Thank you Jolly Fish Press for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Lucas, his parents, and his brothers have been traveling across Europe for six months. A dream for most people, yet Lucas just wants to be home with his friends. Lucas has been missing school back in Austin, Texas, and his grades have been terrible. So terrible, that his teachers threaten to hold him back to redo eighth grade again unless he completes an amazing project on his famil
Lucan Duran is on an extraordinary trip with his parents and two little brothers, Robby and Trevor. His parents are professors and are writing a book about European history. The sights, the architecture, and the knowledge they gain is truly awesome...awesome for someone else besides Lucas, that is. All he wants is to be home in Austin, Texas with his friends playing soccer.

The problem, for Lucas, though is that he must turn in reports, poems, photographs, and journal entries to pass 8th grade.
Sep 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lucas and his family have been traveling across Europe for 6 months and he is ready to go home, which shows through his schoolwork. As the trip progressed, his schoolwork started getting worse and worse. His teachers tell him that if he wants to pass the eighth grade and move on to high school, he needs to ace his project on Rome. Lucas has to decide whether he is going to give up and be left behind the year, or step up and really explore Rome and learn everything he can.

While at the Trevi Foun
Ann Miller
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Jolly Fish Press for providing me with an ARC of Rome Reframed.

Rome Reframed is the second book in Amy Bearce’s Wish & Wander series. There’s a different main character and a different setting, but it has all the charm and magic of Paris on Repeat. The author once again makes the setting come alive with vivid details and rich history.

Lucas wants nothing more than to return home after six long months in Europe, visiting old museums and boring landmarks. Rome is just another stop on the
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a middle grade book about Lucas, his 2 younger brothers, and their parents on a 6 month trip around Europe. They are doing it with their parents who are professors and want to write a book. Lucas is missing school so he needs to submit work in place of the typical academics he would get if he was in his school in Austin TX. However for the past 6 months all he was really been thinking about is being home with friends and playing soccer. He learns he is about to fail his this school year ...more
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
[I received a free electronic review copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.]

5 stars = Outstanding!

I loved this! The writing and the voice caught my attention right from the start. Then I fell in love with Lucas and his family and Vivi. The time travel pieces were short - a means to an end (Lucas's growth) rather than a major portion of the story like you might find in a Magic Tree House or Ranger in Time story for younger readers.

My heart bro
I didn't think I could love this one as much as I do Paris on Repeat, but I certainly do! I really enjoyed Lucas and Vivi, and the lessons Lucas learns during this magical time in Rome come so naturally and feel so satisfying! I ended up staying up late last night to finish it, and miiiight have had a tear or two in my eyes by the final page.

Okay, so, it's time for the usual disclaimer. Amy is my friend, and I read this book 3 or 4 times in its early stages. I liked it a lot then, but this fina
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My 11 year-old daughter and I enjoyed reading the eARC of Rome Reframed by Amy Bearce. My daughter got all excited about this book because she is a fan of the author. It was a perfect read for her. She loved how the main character, Lucas, traveled through ancient Rome. As Lucas traveled through time, the book made my daughter want to travel to Rome. She got interested in the history of the places mentioned. She loved everything about this book. My daughter loved the fact that the book featured i ...more
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
What a fun book for kids. Imagine a magical coin that can transport you through time to witness history? Lucas has been travelling with his family for the past six months, and their travels are nearly at an end when Lucas meets a mysterious stranger who gifts him an unwanted surprise - a chance to visit history and to learn about himself along the way. Lucas has considered this trip around the world drudgery; he has been separated from his friend and his soccer dreams. He just wants to get home ...more
Shelley Flannery
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another delightful read from Amy Bearce! The author does an amazing job creating a charming middle grade read. This time we follow along with Lucas, a not so perfect middle schooler on a trip of a lifetime. The only problem, it's not the trip he asked for or wanted. I enjoyed the ride as Lucas learns a bit more about himself. The book hits on some harder topics that most middle schoolers find themselves in. I highly recommend! ...more
Aniqa Khokhar
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
It’s a good travel book for teenagers. It reminded me of my trip to Rome. If you are going to Rome with your kids then do ask them to read this book and if you are a teenager then definitely read this book.
Shannon Jade
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rome Reframed is the second book in author Amy Bearce’s Wish and Wander series, and it’s a picture of Italian magic. Another story of time travel and self-discovery, Rome Reframed is full of history, detail, and wonder, building a Rome of beauty, friendship, and unexpected adventure.

Set in the heart of Italy’s capital city, Rome Reframed includes all the best tourist spots, cultural icons, and historical gems of Rome. From the famous Trevi Fountain to the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Sistine Cha
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This was a wonderful follow up to Paris on Repeat for Amy Bearce! I really enjoyed reading the first in this series (?) she's writing, so when I saw that the next one was up on NetGalley I jumped to review it.
The descriptions of Rome made me want to hop on a plane asap, and I loved following along with Lucas and Vivi on their trip around the city. I thought the magical part of this was unique and created exciting possibilities for the characters to stumble into. Lucas' parents and sister were a
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Amy writes magical escapes for young readers and the young at heart. She is the author of the World of Aluvia series, the Secret Psychics series, and the Wish & Wander series, beginning with PARIS ON REPEAT. She is also a former reading teacher and school librarian.

As an Army kid, she moved eight times before she was eighteen, so she feels especially fortunate to be married to her high school swee

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