“Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us—if we all still believe in our mission.How can I know? There are six of us left. We’re hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another . . . but our Legacies are developing, and soon we’ll be equipped to fight. Is John Number Four, and is his appearance the sign I’ve been waiting for?And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who may be strong enough to bring the six of us together?
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio—and failed.
The Lawrenceburg Public Library District is having a BOOK BRAWL!
Who is the best Teen spy? Who is the scariest alien? Click on the link below and make your choice in each brawl. Make sure to enter your name, grade and phone number at the end of question #10 for a chance to win a signed book. This contest is open to all teens grades 7-12. One entry per person please.
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1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
Jackson Meyer, a charming, somewhat reckless, young man is as baffled by his ability to become unstuck in time as anyone, though it’s largely a secret between him and a physics expert friend named Adam. As the story begins, we see Jackson and girlfriend Holly working as camp counselors during a youth-group visit to the zoo, though Jackson is preoccupied by efforts to test his power.
The theory: though he can shift backward in time (usually by only 30 minutes or so) nothing he changes in the past actually shows up when he returns to the present.
That raises all sorts of questions about the story. Is he really time traveling? Adam describes him going into a vegetative state during his backward jaunts, so could the past Jackson sees really be hallucinations or dreams? Or is he splitting off alternate timelines when he shifts back, nature’s way of avoiding the paradoxes that would inevitably arise due to changing the past?
TC, Augie, and Alejandra work their way through high school in this coming-of-age story, with baseball, show tunes and light romance. The book is written in a series of texts, emails, assignments, and instant messages.
Sound interesting? Our Teen Review club will be reading this Elliot Rosewater Nominee as our next selection. Our next meeting is Sept. 26th 4:30, at the Lawrenceburg Main Library. Call the Youth Services Department if you have questions 812-537-2775 ext. 40.