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Monday, April 16, 2012

Ruby Red

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (translated from German by Anthea Bell) is about two families that have the time traveling gene... everything goes awry when a boy and a girl from each family steal a chronograph (a device that controls where they are sent into the past) and run away to live in the past . The story take place in London where sixteen-year-old Gwyn has been feeling very peculiar. Her cousin, Charlotte (believed to be the one that has the time traveling gene) has trained all her life for the moment she will be transported in time. Unfortunately, it is Gwyn who is sent spiraling into the past without any knowledge of what to expect. Thankfully, the time she spends hiding out in the past is short-lived as she isn't prepared for it. When she finally admits her ability, her mother takes her to an important meeting between the two families. She joins Gideon (the arrogant male time traveler from the de Villiers family) in a perilous journey to the past. Will the duo be able to get the blood needed for the chronograph from each of the time travelers in their family? Who is the strange man that watches Gwyn from the street? My students are eagerly awaiting book 2, Sapphire Blue, which comes out October 30, 2012.

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