This review is from: Time Between Us (Paperback)
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1995. Anna narrates. Something is different about Bennett Cooper, newcomer at exclusive Westlake School. (He is NOT a vampire, cliche-allergic readers will be relieved to note.) Gradually she learns his secret - the ability to travel through time from place to place, he a visitor from 2012....
A good title and a theme full of possibilities. Many will welcome a light, entertaining read. Others may yearn for greater substance. How did Bennett's awesome ability come about? He says he simply discovered he could do such things, he still learning the extent of his powers - sometimes suddenly whisked back to his own time if pre-established limits are exceeded. Yet it is during one such experimental extension he takes Anna rockclimbing. Hardly wise, one would have thought.
The school itself is remarkably civilized, compared with those usually depicted - it rather sketchily portrayed, only one teacher mentioned by name. That teacher, though, deserves prominence - Senor Argotta's Spanish lessons inventive and an inspiration.
The book glides on with much talk, but gains interest when events become more dramatic. Tragedy! Can Bennett's powers be used to go back a bit and help avert it? He agonizes about what such meddling with time may do - the butterfly effect perhaps causing even greater problems.
It is best not to question too deeply, simply to enjoy Anna and Bennett's developing relationship - and to wonder if the seventeen year gap between them can ever be resolved.