Review The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis – Josie and Alec both live at 444 Sparrow Street. They sleep in the same room, but they’ve never laid eyes on each other. They are twelve years old and a hundred years apart.
The children meet through a hand-painted talking board—Josie in 1915, Alec in 2015—and form a friendship across the century that separates them. But a chain of events leave Josie and her little sister Cass trapped in the house and afraid for their safety, and Alec must find out what’s going to happen to them.
Can he help them change their future when it’s already past? #TheBoyFromTomorrow #NetGalley
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
Genre: Children’s Fiction , Middle Grade
When I tried to read The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelis, I did not actually read the book description seriously. I just expect a time travel story that can draw my mind on fantasy stuff. But it turns out all this happened quickly, so I can not to stop or put this story for just five minutes. At that time I did not feel tired and desperate until the end of the story.
So the interesting thing happened when Alec met Ouija. A spirit board that spoke and connected it with Josie in 1915, while Alec now lives in 2015. This adventure will make a lonely Alec meet Josie Clifford. Then the story gets more exciting when it involves Josie’s sister named Cassie and their tutor Emily Jasper. Alec knows everything by what happened 100 years ago. The curiosity, future and death that Alec now finally knows. Also when Lavinia Clifford’s role as Josie’s mother, who is described as a mysterious woman, is obsessed with the future.
And for me, it’s so unfair that Josie’s mom always keeps their children at home. Without a clear picture of the future. And fortunately this is interesting because there is a story of Josie who wants to become a journalist and Cassie who wants to be an artist. Does it happen? The answer is in Alec’s hands now. It is also about the deaths of the figures who lived a century ago. This story made me drift into the past with Josie and the future of Alec. In the end, this story also surprises the end of the story. For me this is not just a time travel fantasy, but a reality that may actually happen. Ouija is just a tool used by the author, to be an intermediary of the past and the present. But it is also influenced by how the writers make the story interesting
This story becomes interesting because the way the author stringing flashes of time. It could also make me want to get involved with time travel, if possible? Usually I see time travel only in movies only. But now reading the adventures of Alec in time travel, makes the reader feel drifting in the story. Especially when Alec and Josie also feel lonely. And the story is worth reading and very entertaining. #TheBoyFromTomorrow #NetGalley
I think : Buy It
Page Length: 268 pages
Publisher, date : Amberjack Publishing, 08 May 2018
- Very entertaining
- A very respectful moral message
- Fun to read
- The plot is a bit complicated for kids, but because of the time travel concept, then it does not matter.