Subway Love - YA Review by Claire W

Reader: Claire W.
Age: 12
Title: Subway Love
Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Candlewick
Pub Date: 05/13/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: Well first the book is very confusing. It switches between two time periods and not very well. Also there wasn't really a plot for the first half of the book. Another thing is that it took me a very long time to figure out that Laura was living in the hippie era and the other main character was in present time. The character development was poor and not really there. The plot was introduced much too late and didn't really have an ending. It just stopped at the end of the book.
Memorable or Forgettable: The book was certainly not a very original topic. It was like Doctor Who but with a subway car instead of a police box. But it was done badly and didn't make much sense.
Cover: The cover was super cool and sorta reflected the contents of the book but not that well. But the blurb on the back was the worst. It was a section from the beginning, and the beginning had nothing to do with the plot. So I was expecting a completely different book than what I got and not in a good way.
Age Range: 12 through 13
Quality: 1Q How did it get published?
Popularity: 1P Yech! Forced to read it

tags:  romance / time travel / divorce / ya lit

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