Wednesday 1 March 2017

Fast Forward by Judi Curtin (Children's, 7 years +, 9/10E)

 February 2017,  O'Brien Press, 112 pages, Paperback, Review copy 

Book summary 
To celebrate World Book Day, Judi Curtin has written a special story featuring the characters from Time After Time. Follow Beth and Molly on their latest adventure.

Beth receives an invite to a party from a quiet classmate named Heather and Beth is not impressed. Parties are meant to be fun right? But, if parties are hosted by a quiet girl like Heather then they turn out just so awkward. Beth and Molly decide not to go.

Beth's phone is a heap of junk and she wants a new one. The only problem is... she has no money to buy one. They set off on another time travelling adventure in an attempt to win a new mobile phone - this time they travel two days into the future! A journey to get a free phone becomes a discovery that Heather needs their friendship more than they ever realised. Can they fix things in time for Heather's party?

Nayu's thoughts
This is a short but fun time travel tale using characters from one of Judi's other books Time After Time. Only this time round Beth wants to use the time travel curtain for personal gain, rather than something less selfish. It nearly has disastrous consequences, but she does see the error of her ways and ends up helping out someone because of her originally selfish motivation. 

Poor Molly has to wait for Beth to figure out what the right thing to do is. I so hope the girls get a longer sequel! The only thing that brought down the grade is the fact that I expected the story to be most of the book, but it's only half of it. The rest is for a sample chapter of another brilliant book Hannah in the Spotlight by Natasha Mac a'Bhaird.
I'm not against sample chapters, but here's no mention of it on he cover and I feel a little cheated, even though the book is to be bought with a free book token it still should be most of the book.Personal preference aside it's a fab introduction to Judi's series. 

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Suggested read
Be sure to check out the longer read (my review includes a guest blog post from Judi!) Time After Time by Judi Curtin (Children's, 11 years +, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

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