Review: Time School
Title: Time School by Nikki Young
Rating: 3 stars
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Four friends; Jess, Tomma, Nadia and Ash find themselves in the past (in 1918 to be specific) having time travelled. This happens when they accidently board the wrong train carriage when hurrying to go to school. As the title suggests, the four go back in time to attend their school, Hickley in 1918.
This book is very short. Shorter than I would normally read but it captured a lot. I was not sure of what to expect when I began it. Something like, Harry Potter or maybe Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children perhaps. It was neither actually. It was a unique book all on its own. This was a YA book with a mixture of Fantasy and History. There is a reason why they go back in time which is revealed at the end of the book but you will have to read the book in order to find out.
What I’ll tell you though, is that the adventure was a learning experience for the main character, Jess and also for me. For starters I learnt that I should be grateful for the things I have. Many are the things we take for granted which people back then did not have. Sometimes it takes a book like this one to remind us of the things we tend to forget.
Reading this book was not a particularly exciting experience nor a boring one. This was just a nice read to pass the time. The plot was predictable and I was not able to connect with any of the characters not even Jess. This is a pity because the only motivation that remained for reading this was the short length. I could blame it on the length of the book but I don’t believe that is the reason. There are many short stories that I have read and connected instantly with the characters.
Nevertheless I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick read or something to boost their reading challenge.