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Out of Time Hardcover – 1 Oct 2001

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers (Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385729510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385729512
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.7 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,035,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I think C.B.C is a brilliant writer and this soooo definitely one of the best books I have ever read.
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By A Customer on 19 Feb. 2000
Format: Paperback
Hi ya Everyone! I thought this was a wonderful, delightful,suspenseful, and kinda tearful story. Boo Hoo! Anyway, I loved it and Caroline B. Cooney is a talented writer....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique Race Against Time 19 Dec. 1999
By Kat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read this book for it's mysteriously beautiful cover. I found the story within it far more mysteriously beautiful than the illustration. I enjoyed the concept of a girl falling in love with a boy, but having the doomed wall of time seperating them. The two main characters intertwine so perfectly that you feel pity knowing their love has forbidden limits. Anna Sophia Lockwood falls in through the force of Time and is brought back to save her dear love, Strat, from a demented asylum. Annie is a courageous heroine driven by love. Strat is a true gentleman "crazy" for love. Together, their unforgettable love breaks barriers. Enough to sacrifice themselves to Time.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I was sorely disappointed! 7 July 2002
By MAB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"Out of Time" was not at all what I expected and I was very disappointed. The story was very unfulfilling and I was left with this feeling that I missed 100 pages somehow. The beginning was very jumbled and I couldn't figure out where Cooney was going. I thought "Out of Time" would pick up *right* where "Both Sides of Time" left off - with Annie in that tornado tunnel type thing. Everything good about "Both Sides of Time" was left out of "Out of Time." Nothing was accomplished in this novel but frustration! Nevertheless, I'll be reading the sequel to this. I do not recommend.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I really really really really really like this book!!! 21 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When I first started reading this book, I looked at it as a chore, but by the time I was on the second or third page, I knew this book was going to be great. I understand this is the sequel to "Both Sides of Time" which I was unaware of at the time, but now I hope to begin reading the first book as well. I would recommend this book to anyone 12 and older. It's very interesting, and it would be a great book for book reports.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hugely disappointing. Spoiler alert. 21 Jun. 2012
By polythene Pam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Annie Lockwood travels back in time for a third time in this novel. On this occasion, to save her true love, Strat Stratton from a lunatic asylum where he's been held for three years almost since her departure in Both Sides of Time.

At Yale, he wrote essays about time travel embellished with anecdotes of all the changes the world would experience in the future. Stories Annie had told him about like the death of all the American Elm trees. His rival, Walker Walkley, used these essays to convince Mr. Stratton senior that Strat was insane and needed "special care" while he, Walk, would connive to steal both Strat's finacee Harriet's money as well as worming his way into the Stratton fortune through Strat's younger sister, Devonny. (If you didn't like Walker Walkley in the previous novel, don't waste your time reading this book because he's the most central character in this episode.)

Where Both Sides of Time was visually beautiful, Out of Time is not. The reader spends most of his time reading about the abuse of inmates in the asylum where Strat is confined or up at Cold Bath, a tubucular cure cottage where Strat's fiancee, Harriet Ranleigh is incarcerated with tuberculosis. And, the peripheral characters who co-inhabit both places.

With difficulty, and an assist from Devonny Stratton who appears only very briefly in this book, Annie pulls off a daring rescue of Strat from the asylum using the wiles of the Victorian woman she's pretending to be. But, warned of her return to 1898, and her interfering intentions regarding Strat, it isn't long before Walker Walkley is in hot pursuit.

There's little romance in this book. Upon his release from the asylum, Strat insists they visit Harriet in the cure cottage. Reunited there, Harriet happily dies in Strat's arms and he inherits her fortune which she legally changed before Walker Walkley could intervene.

Spoiler alert :

Once his financial future is secured, Strat informs Annie of his decision to leave his family, father, sister and even his mother. He plans to go to Egypt and become an archeologist of sorts. He tells Annie to return to her own time; he has someone else to take to Egypt with him. He doesn't tell Annie who, but he takes Douglass, a mentally impaired man with whom he shared a room at the lunatic asylum, and Katie, a young woman housed in the same asylum because her face was marred by cleft lip and cleft palate.

Walker does catch up with Annie and threatens her with a lifetime of incarceration in the very asylum from which she'd just sprung Strat, but voila, she time travels away just in time.

So ends a choppy, poorly told story sadly lacking all of the charm that made the first so compelling. Save your "time". Pass this one up.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A continued romance through time 27 Jun. 2003
By Ruthie Benson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A continued romance through time. Annie Lockwood is from the present world of 1995. Strat is of the past world of 1898. Annie got a taste of falling through time and falling in true love with strat. when Annie falls back to her own time, Strat can only think of the love he shared with Annie. This has however has gotten him imprisoned by those who choose to not understand that Annie had traveled through time. Strat's powerful father and wicked friend has claimed strat to be insane, and for 'his' safety,they have sentenced him to Evergreen asylum. All Annie wants to do is fall back to 1898 to see her love again. When She does, she finds the true meaning why time has let her fall back. Can Annie help save her true love Strat? grab a cup of coffee, get nice and comfy so you can travel trough time with Annie to find out! This captivating story got my attention when I was in high school (1995) and has once more captivated me again. I'm sure you won't be dissatisfied.
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