Sunday, July 3, 2011

In My Mailbox (46)

Bought from Kobo:
Charlotte Sometimes
by Penelope Farmer

A time-travel story that is both a poignant exploration of human identity and an absorbing tale of suspense.

It's natural to feel a little out of place when you're the new girl, but when Charlotte Makepeace wakes up after her first night at boarding school, she's baffled: everyone thinks she's a girl called Clare Mobley, and even more shockingly, it seems she has traveled forty years back in time to 1918. In the months to follow, Charlotte wakes alternately in her own time and in Clare's. And instead of having only one new set of rules to learn, she also has to contend with the unprecedented strangeness of being an entirely new person in an era she knows nothing about. Her teachers think she's slow, the other girls find her odd, and, as she spends more and more time in 1918, Charlotte starts to wonder if she remembers how to be Charlotte at all. If she doesn't figure out some way to get back to the world she knows before the end of the term, she might never have another chance.

I've been wanting to read this book for ages, but I couldn't find a decent-priced hard copy. It finally came out in EPUB format earlier this year, so now I can afford to read it! I just hope it has the original ending...

What was in your "mailbox" this week?

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi of The Story Siren.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful book. Enjoy it and have a great week.