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A Year without Autumn [Kindle Edition]

Liz Kessler
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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This is an amazing book, I really liked it because the characterisation is amazing - you can really imagine what they all look like, you can feel Jenni's fear, her happiness and what it's like to have your world turned upside down. (Rebecca Renwick, Forrester High TEEN TITLES)

I liked Liz Kessler's pacey compelling style ... and the skilful way in which she places her timeslip device so carefully in moder life that it seems surprisingly plausible (SCHOOL LIBRARIAN)

Absolutely gripping! (THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE)

It is a brilliant family evocation as well as a thought provoking and intruiging good read (SCHOOL LIBRARIAN)

I was so enthralled, it didn't take me very long at all to finish this one ... a simple, quick and enjoyable read. (STEPPING OUT OF THE PAGE)

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This is an amazing book, I really liked it because the characterisation is amazing - you can really imagine what they all look like, you can feel Jenni's fear, her happiness and what it's like to have your world turned upside down. -- Rebecca Renwick, Forrester High TEEN TITLES I liked Liz Kessler's pacey compelling style ... and the skilful way in which she places her timeslip device so carefully in moder life that it seems surprisingly plausible SCHOOL LIBRARIAN Absolutely gripping! THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE It is a brilliant family evocation as well as a thought provoking and intruiging good read SCHOOL LIBRARIAN I was so enthralled, it didn't take me very long at all to finish this one ... a simple, quick and enjoyable read. STEPPING OUT OF THE PAGE

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 525 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1842555863
  • Publisher: Orion Children's (7 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004R9Q1KS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Liz Kessler studied English at Loughborough University, has worked as a teacher and a journalist and has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. After taking a year off to travel around Europe in a camper van, Liz now lives in Cornwall.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant! 3 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
A simply brilliant book which both my 8 and 10 year olds loved. As a adult I totally enjoyed it too!
It's a story of true friendship and how even the smallest events can change a life forever.
If you're looking light and frothy this isn't for you, but if you want a well written page-turner which you won't want to put down and leaves you thinking about it for days after, then A Year Without Autumn is for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow wow wow 24 Oct 2011
By smiley
Format:Hardcover
this book is impossible to put down!!! I was reading 4 other books at the same time while reading this, but liz kessler made me abandon them because i needed to know what happened straight away without reading all the others first. All the charaters are very realoistic and i recommend this book thouroughly. You will NOT regret buying it.
By an 11 yr old
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book 12 Sep 2011
By vwaves
Format:Hardcover
I am an adult! Won't tell you how old but over 40. I loved the Emily Windsnap and Philippa Fisher books and resisted reading A year Without Autumn as I wasn't sure I liked the story idea. Wow was I surprised! This is a BRILLIANT book. It could appeal to any age. Very thought provoking and moving but also amusing. I don't want to spoil the surprise of reading so won't tell you much else but I certainly couldn't put it down and unlike the other series which are really for young girls this book is definitely one that crosses the boundaries and can be read by adults. An insightful book by a writer who is obviously developing her talent all the time. I can't wait for any new books which Liz Kessler writes.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Really Gripping Read 15 Dec 2011
Format:Paperback
I loved so much about this story. The main character, Jenni, manages to grow up so much over the course of it, despite the fact (small spoiler!) she's only three days older (I think. Time travel maths...). The families are really interesting. And there's a lovely sub-plot with an adult character whose life is as confused as Jenni's.
I read this right through. In fact, I read it in the bath and was so into it that, despite the water going cold, I couldn't bear to stop reading.
It's a very clever book, but still has the author's trademark lightness of touch, which makes it a pretty perfect read!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Year Without Autumn 5 April 2011
By Jenny, Wondrous Reads TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
What a pleasant surprise this book was! Not that I didn't think I'd like it - the cover appealed to me straight away - but because I'd never read anything by Liz Kessler before and wasn't sure what to expect. She's well known here in the UK, so of course I shouldn't have worried. It turned out to be a brilliant read, and one that I'm glad I got the chance to enjoy.

A Year Without Autumn is about many things, including one of my favourite plot devices: time travel. On top of that it's also about family and friendship, and how even the smallest action or decision can change the course of our lives. You wouldn't think it, but even just being five minutes late for something could put you in the wrong place at the wrong time - it's all about timing, and possibly a little bit of luck. Kessler explores both of these in A Year Without Autumn, as well as the aftermath of a family tragedy. Don't be fooled by this book's pretty cover, as it does turn out to be a deep, serious read. I don't know about you guys that have read it, but I certainly wasn't expecting that!

The time travel element is cleverly introduced, taking main character Jenni on a journey of grief, confusion and self-discovery. She grows up over the course of the book, but whether that's thanks to her knowledge of the future or because of how she matures as a person, I'm not sure. I'd like to think it's the latter, but I could be wrong. Her friendship with Autumn is one of those friendships where you know these people will be there for each other forever, no matter what life throws at them. I love relationships like that, and it's written so well here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond 5 Star 21 Sep 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Liz Kessler's books are my 11 year old daughter's favourite books by far. She is a prolific reader of everything and anything but she talks about these books endlessly and she has read them all over and over during the last two years. I have not read them myself but she has read me many highly descriptive passages that particularly fascinate her and she is very animated when she talks about the characters and plot in detail. I truly believe these books have also helped her own creative writing as the descriptive style is very similar to what is encouraged by teaching in KS2 and KS3. A teachers dream series of books I would expect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 15 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
i absolutely adored this book andread it all on the day i bought it. fraught with mystery, this time travelling tale delights all readers and is one of the most amazing books i have ever read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, 20 May 2012
By Indii
Format:Paperback
i was in a book store and i saw this book and though the cover and blurb were both lovely- i did expect it to be aimed at around 14 yr olds, but someone as young as 11 could also read this.
the blurb makes you think that the story would be a bit more complex and thrilling but the writing is quite large and the writing was simple, but I couldn't put this book down. it is a good story and you always want to know what happens next, but if you look at some of liz kessler's other titles, you may realize it might be a bit young for you.
-Indy, 14
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oh wow!! I cannot count the amount of times I have read this, and every time I do, I am glued to the book for days. The storyline is gripping, with many unpredictable turns. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mrs Linda O'Malley
5.0 out of 5 stars Never read a book like it!
This book has an unusual way of making you feel frustrated and excited at the same time. Would definitely reccomend to anyone who likes books about reality. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Imogen
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I would definitely recommend this book. It is one of the best books I have ever read because there are so many surprises and you don't want to put it down!
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This book is not like any I've read before, it is a bit unusual but in a good way. It is a mix of ordinary life and some magical time travelling. Read more
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this book was a great read! It had moments of suspense and had a magical feel to it. Also it got you thinking about the question on the cover-up if you could look into your future... Read more
Published 4 months ago by alice willett
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read
A year without Autumn by Liz Kessler is a really enjoyable read.

I have been wanting to read this book for a while now, an I finally decided to buy it, and I'm glad I... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sarah R
4.0 out of 5 stars A year without Autumn
This book fab. I found it a bit confusing at first but once I got into it I found amazing. It makes you think on what will happen next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just amazing
I loved this book so so much. There was nothing to not like about it. It's so interesting and as soon as I started reading I literally could NOT put it down. Read more
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On my goodness this book is fantastic. I did not and could not put it down all the time I was reading it. The story line is amazing and it is so moving. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Holly
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book!!
A definite book to recommend. I love the way how Jenni won't give up on trying to prevent Mikey's accident
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