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A Year without Autumn Liz Kessler

A Year without Autumn By Liz Kessler

A Year without Autumn by Liz Kessler

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Jenni and Autumn have always been best friends, but a tragedy looms that will leave their friendship in tatters - unless Jenni can find a way to escape time and change the future.

A Year without Autumn Summary

A Year without Autumn by Liz Kessler

If you could see into the future - would you look? Jenni Green doesn't have a choice. On her way to visit her best friend, Autumn, Jenni suddenly finds she's been transported exactly one year forward in time. Now she discovers that in the year that's gone by, tragedy has struck and her friendship with Autumn will never be the same again. But what caused the tragedy? How did Jenni skip a year? And can she find her way back to the past to try to change what lies ahead? With humour - and her customary light touch - the author of the EMILY WINDSNAP books plays a fascinating game with time, and explores the changes that take place in friendships and families in the aftermath of a disaster.

A Year without Autumn Reviews

'Readers will be gripped...A thought-provoking story' -- Linda Lawlor THE BOOKBAG 'A book of heartache and humour...A Year Without Autumn is magical in notion, but deals with real, compelling issues. This book really made me stop and think about fate. It's also written with wit and passion' -- Lucy Thompson WATERSTONE'S BOOKS QUARTERLY 'A gripping story...will have you gripped from start to finish' PARENTS IN TOUCH 'I really enjoyed this book...The story talks about friendship and also the long term effects that can follow tradegy. I really like Liz Kessler's style of writing, easy to read but is descriptive and well written. I recommend this book to anyone buying for a confident reader aged 9+' -- Sarah Broadhurst THE SCHOOL RUN 'I was in tears, at the end of the novel. Because I was so relieved the way things turned out. It worked well and the ending made sense and it was great to see how the various strands actually came together through an author's great manipulation. I'd recommend this for younger readers of say 9+ but I'd also recommend it to aspiring writers who would like to read an intricately plotted novel that promises a great deal but then also actually delivers.' -- Liz de Jager MY FAVOURITE BOOKS BLOG 'This is a fantastic book and I would recommend it to anyone over the age of ten. It will make you laugh, make you cry but most of all you won't want to stop reading. The characters are brilliant and you will become really attached to them.' -- Molly, 12 years old ANORAK MAGAZINE 'An extremely thoughtful book, tackling big questions...This is a densely written book but if it sounds heavy, be assured that in Liz Kessler's hands, it is not. She writes with a very light touch. It is a story that will have the reader going back to it again and again, taking away something new each time' ARMADILLO MAGAZINE 'Magical... This is a charming book which really made me stop and think about fate. Written with wit and passion, this is sure to be popular this spring. I really can't recommend this book enough...Pure joy' 5 MINUTES PEACE BLOG 'This is a gripping and compelling tale of friendship and adventure. It provokes great thought in the reader as they try to solve the time travel that Jenni finds herself involved in. A life changing read which will encourage the reader to reflect on the importance of friendships and family relationships' THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN 'This book took me on a time travel adventure of my own: I picked it up intending to read a page or two and looked up in a daze a couple of hours later, having almost reached the final page. Compelling, with a cast of lifelike characters and a very intriguing plot... A thoroughly enchanting and absorbing novel' -- Luisa Plaja CHICKLISH 'It's like a less heartbreaking, teen-friendly version of The Time Traveler's Wife...a very enjoyable read' -- Jenny Davies WONDROUS READS 'This is another of Liz's wonderful books looking at friendship and what matters deep down, with a bit of fantasy thrown in. Very exciting end, with a race between fate and Jenni's determination' -- Ann Giles BOOKWITCH 'A perfect summer tale; a magical story of friendship and family growing up. It's the kind of book that you'll race through, enthralled by the events unfolding on the pages before you - and then think about for days afterward. Intriguing and enchanting and real all at the same time, It's a book about saying yes to adventure. Adorable and thoughtful, this one's a must-read' I WAS A TEENAGE BOOK GEEK 'A deftly told and haunting tale, reminiscent of the time-slip classic Tom's Midnight Garden' -- Angela Kiverstein JEWISH CHRONICLE 'This is a charming story from a superb author' MOSTLY READING YA BLOG 'If you are looking for an awesome time travel novel, then this is the book for you. Liz Kessler introduced time travel so smoothly into the story that i never doubted its credibility once. The author has managed to beathe reality into science fiction. When you read this book, expect the unexpected and freeze reality for a while in order to believe the unbelievable' -- Vivienne De Costa SERENDIPITY BLOG 'Gripping... Kessler's clever and compelling story combines an intriguing plot with real-life truisms like following your instincts, being true to yourself, however difficult that may be and discovering your inner strengths. Top-class reading for children aged nine and over.' -- Pam Norfolk LANCASHIRE EVENING POST 'Kessler combines a chatty tween novel with a serious dose of 'what if" BOOKTRUST 'A well-plotted, gripping story - told in the dramatic present... The ending is satisfyingly suprising and challenges the reader to contemplate the power they have over their own destinies' INK PELLET 'This book is so interesting and you really get into it and think about it. I kept on asking myself 'have i gone forward in time, is anything different?' To me this book was fantabulous' THE GUARDIAN 'A thoughtful book that tackles big questions. Although aimed at girls aged nine and over, this book should be read by anyone who enjoys a well-plotted novel' CORNWALL LIFE 'This is a thoroughly enjoyable, absorbing story full of twists and turns with some heart stopping moments' PRIMARY TIMES 'You'll find it impossible to put down...The book is cleverly structures which adds to the suspense, and although there is a lightness of touch throughout, there are several serious themes touched on that will give readers much food for thought. Highly recommended for 9+ girl readers' READING, WRITING & RIBALDRY "A good read that branches out into themes you wouldn't expect to visit when you first begin. It's a delightful, exciting and sensitive novel that young teenage girls will thoroughly enjoy'. -- John Millen YP FORUM 'I really liked this book because it is not only about serious issues such as friendship and time travel, but it also has a lot of humour in it. I liked the style of writing because at the end of every chapter you have no idea what's going to happen next'. -- AggieDoodle GUARDIAN ONLINE An intriguing story of friendship, with time-slips, which reminded me of Antonia Barbers The Ghosts and Philippa Pearces evergreen Toms Midnight Garden INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

About Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler studied English at Loughborough University, has worked as a teacher and a journalist and has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University. After taking a year off to travel around Europe in a camper van, Liz now lives in Cornwall.

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A Year without Autumn by Liz Kessler
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
Short-listed for Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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