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Copuld not be bothered to finish this
on 28 May 2009
I had high hopes for this but found after 100 pages or so that I was bored and didn't care what happened next.
I loved the idea - time management! - but found the 2 principal characters rather flat, especially the girl who was supposed to be a sports fiend but who spent most of her time thinking soppy thoughts about the boy. Then when it came to their first time trip I was thoroughly put off: the traipsing round asking idiotic questions and making mistakes which surely the boy's A grade History should have prevented, but mainly the humdrum historic location.
It's set in Australia (I eventually deduced - no sense of place in the writing) and yet they have to go back to medieval England. Boring! Think of all the fantastic times and places in the whole of the rest of the world, but no, we're treated to ladies in long dresses and men with swords.
Don't bother. Try something truly original to read, such as Stravaganza or Sabriel or Fly By Night. This is not worth the eye-time.