Sunday, July 1, 2012

Reaching Through Time by Lurlene McDaniel-OPTIONAL

McDaniel, Lurlene, Reaching Through Time. Delacorte Press, 2011. Pgs. 228. Language: G, Violence: G, Sexual Content: PG

With only the memory of her name, Sarah finds herself under the care of Heath de Charon on his estate, but she keeps hearing voices in her head calling her back somewhere. When she nears a maze on her host’s land, she feels drawn to it and finds her voices in her head stronger. Will she ever get home? Will she remember who she is and figure out who the voices are?  After landing a job at Sandstone Mountain, Drake starts developing feeling s for his boss’ daughter. Soon, he’s asked to leaven when the girl falls mysteriously ill. Can Drake find out what is causing her illness? One hot summer day, Dylan meets Maura, a girl in distress. She claims she was just having trouble with the heat, but appears to be hiding something. Dylan starts to have feelings for her and starts dating her, but he, too, has secrets. Will they be able to open up and have a good relationship?

A slow-moving book. The stories are cute, but too short to truly enjoy them to their fullest. The characters are likable, but not that well-developed. Still, readers who like cutesy romances, Lurlene McDaniel books, and romantic mysteries might like this book. MS, HS. OPTIONAL. Reviewer; Kira M., Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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