26. July 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler, 272 pages, read by Angie, on 07/25/2013

Mia comes to Porthaven because her grandpa has gone missing. Her grandma and mom are devastated. In Porthaven, there isn’t a lot to do but worry and work in the pub her grandparents own. While she is out exploring one day, Mia discovers a boat and on the boat is a diary of a young girl, also frustrated with how she is spending her days. Mia starts writing to Dee in the diary and even though they have never met, Dee responds. Then Mia meets Peter, another teen vacationing in Porthaven. They become friends and Mia shares her frustration with never seeing Dee. Peter decides to take the boat and pick her up on the island she lives on. Then Peter disappears, or did he? Mia and Peter’s sister Sal set out to discover what happened to Peter and why things seem to appear different when they are on the boat.

I wasn’t sure where this book was going when I started reading it, but it ended up being a nice little time travel story. The mystery of it kept me turning the pages as I really wanted to know what happened to Peter and Mia’s grandpa. I loved the twist at the end. Didn’t see it coming and thought it made the story really interesting.

I received a copy of this book from the publishers on Netgalley. Thank you!

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