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Aug 19 2015

Lifespan of Starlight by Thalia Kalkipsakis

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Hardie Grant Egmont, 2015. ISBN: 9781742978710
(Age:13+) Recommended. Set in 2084, the world is seen through a grid. Everyone has a chip inserted into their wrist when they're born, but not Scout, she's off-grid, living her life as an illegal.
The chips are used for transactions such as paying for food, water, and other expenses. Scout finds herself a chip, she also discovers the secret of time travel. On the way she meets two other teenagers interested in her findings, Boc and Mason. Together they master the technique of jumping forwards in time, each jump they push further into the unknown. As they take longer jumps the consequences get bigger. Soon the authorities find the unlocked ability that lies within everyone, and Scout and her new friends then jump further into the future then ever before.
Throughout this book Kalkipsakis takes you on a ride of epic proportions. You are plunged straight into the story right from the first page and left wanting more at the end due to suspense and shock.
If you interested in time travel, I recommend this book, but remember, 'Once you trip forwards, there's no coming back.'
Courtney W. (Student)

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