Thursday, October 24, 2013

No Passengers Beyond This Point by Choldenko

Ok, this is a book I read for the intermediate kids in my library.  I didn't love it.  I have to tell you, I don't think it's for the light reader.  It took me several chapters of confusion to finally figure out that each chapter was being told by a different characters perspective.  And, I am a 40 year old who reads constantly.  But, hey, maybe the kiddo's will catch on quicker than the 40 year old mind.  LOL!  The ending was good, but the person who did the book talk on this book had me intrigued and actually the book talk was better than the book. :(

A reality-bending adventure from a Newbery Honor-winning author

Siblings India, Finn, and Mouse are stunned when their mom tells them they are flying that night--without her--to their Uncle Red's home in Colorado. But things take an even more dramatic turn when their plane lands in a very unusual place. A mysterious driver meets them at the airport; when he drops them off at their "destination," each kid suddenly has a clock with a different amount of time left. If the time runs out, they have to become permanent citizens in a place they don't recognize or understand. Only if they work together can they call the driver back to help get them where they really belong. Suspenseful, funny, dramatic, and thought-provoking, this is a book that will stay with you long after you read the incredible ending.

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