I really was a teenage book geek. In the days before Twilight, before broadband - before blogging, people! - there I was, nerding out at my library’s YA section. The aim of ‘Time Travel Tuesday’ is to blog some of those YA titles that I didn’t get to blog the first time around. They deserve it!
My first pick is Locked In Time by Lois Duncan, the story of a girl named Nore who goes to stay with her recently remarried father, and slowly realises his new family has been hiding a major secret for a long time. A very long time, if you get my drift.
It’s a book that has stayed in my mind since I first read it. Recently I felt the need to reread it. You know, just to see whether the love was justified.
Overall, I think it was. I can’t deny that Locked in Time has dated a little, and that Nore doesn’t have as much girl power as I’d like. However, Duncan is a master of suspense. The story still hooked me, and there’s a genuine sadness running through it. There’s a little Twilight-ness in there too. If they reprinted this book with a black and red cover, it’d sell heaps.
Verdict: still nerding out over this one, and you can get it secondhand for cheap. Read it!