Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blue Comet by Rosemary Wells

On the Blue Comet
Wells, Rosemary, Blue Comet. Candlewick Press, 2010. Pgs. 329. Language: PG (7 swears, no “f”s), Violence: PG, Sexual Content: G

When Oscar and his dad lose everything in the great depression, their lives change. Oscar’s dad leaves in search of work. Oscar stays behind with his aunt. Then one day Oscar meets the mysterious Mr. Applegate. During a crime, Oscar ends up in a train hopping time-travel adventure. Will Oscar be able to change the past and future?

This book is well-written and engaging. The characters are well-developed and easy to relate to. Readers who like historical fiction, science fiction, and time travel will enjoying reading this book. EL(4-6), MS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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