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Waking in time, by Angie Stanton

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Waking in time
Title
Waking in time
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by Angie Stanton
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eng
Summary
Abbi Thorp is in mourning for her beloved grandmother when she arrives at the University of Wisconsin for her freshman year, but when she wakes up in her dorm room she finds herself transported to 1983--and that is only the beginning of a trip back in time that exposes her to some of the secrets in her family's past, and to a fellow time traveler named Colton
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  • Gr 9 Up—Stanton delivers a delightful time-travel romance in this tale of Abbi and Will, two Midwestern college students hurtling through the 20th century in opposite directions. The novel begins with Abbi's first night of college in Madison, WI, during which she's transported from the present to 1983 in the first of many jumps that will eventually take her all the way to 1930. Along the way, she gets a glimpse of Madison in multiple decades, taking readers on a tour of 20th-century youth culture: fashion, music, manners, dating rituals, and women's rights all play a role in the storytelling. Abbi's observations of the university campus reflect changes in the physical and cultural landscapes. As with all good time-travel stories, recurring characters provide essential clues. Here, they are a professor who has been working on Abbi's case since long before she initiated her travel, and a boy, Will, whom she meets for the first time after he's already loved her for decades. The entire adventure centers on the mystery of Abbi's grandmother's life in Madison as a young woman and her dying request that Abbi "find the baby." Tumbling through time on opposite trajectories, Abbi and Will somehow manage to work together to solve a mystery and discover the truth about Abbi's family history. The romance is believable, the time-travel mechanism is complex, and the ending, while perhaps a little too neatly wrapped up, is still quite satisfying. --Nora G. Murphy (Reviewed 02/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 02, p107)
  • Abbi Thorp is excited to start college at the University of Wisconsin, but she’s still carrying the pain of her grandmother’s recent death; Abbi has her grandmother’s hatbox with her, which is filled with photos and memories, and the fact that she is attending her adventurous grandmother’s alma mater also brings comfort. However, Abbi is haunted by some of Grandma’s last words (including a request to “find the baby”) and a note in the hatbox that expresses hope that Abbi will find the answers that she never could. When Abbi awakens one morning in the year 1983, she’s stunned but then meets Professor W.C. Smith, who knows who she is and where she comes from. Thrown into a mystery that may affect her future, Abbi finds a fellow time traveler in the handsome Will. Stanton’s (the Jamieson Brothers series) breezy time-jumping romance doesn’t break new ground and the conclusion is overly tidy, but Abbi’s interactions with family members she has never met are charming, and snapshots of college life in different time periods add interest. Ages 14–up. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/23/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 04, p)
  • She's going back in time; he's going forward; they meet in 1961.Still raw from her grandmother's death, 18-year-old Abbi takes comfort in the fact that she is starting her freshman year at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. It's the perfect place, one where the white narrator can make a fresh start and stay close to the memory of Grandma, who once walked the very same halls. But in her wildest dreams, Abbi never could have imagined just how close the two would be. For reasons she is desperate to understand, Abbi finds herself traveling backward through time, with each new stop providing clues to a mysterious family secret. To add to the intrigue, Abbi discovers she's not the only time traveler. Will, a handsome white farm boy from 1927, is on his own journey forward through time, and Abbi gradually realizes that Will is not only linked to her family's past, but also holds the key to her heart—past, present, and future. Though this may provide a quick fix for fans of time-travel romance, the novel fails to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack. While Abbi is a likable-enough protagonist, the story meanders, and the dialogue often feels stilted. However, the greatest disappointment is that a potentially delicious romance between Abbi and Will fails to gain any traction for the first two-thirds of the novel. Without sparks to sustain it, the story fizzles. (Science fiction. 14-16)(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569674
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Stanton, Angie
Dewey number
  • 813.6
  • Fic
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL680L
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Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
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True
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  • University of Wisconsin--Madison
  • University of Wisconsin--Madison
  • University of Wisconsin--Madison
  • Time travel
  • Family secrets
  • Grandmothers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Time travel
  • Secrets
  • Grandmothers
  • Love
  • Family secrets
  • Grandmothers
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Time travel
  • Madison (Wis.)
  • Madison (Wis.)
  • Wisconsin
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Waking in time, by Angie Stanton
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1824309
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781630790707
Lccn
2016040583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781630790707
  • (OCoLC)955015167
Label
Waking in time, by Angie Stanton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1824309
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781630790707
Lccn
2016040583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781630790707
  • (OCoLC)955015167

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