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    Back to Blackbrick – Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

    “My granddad was pretty much the cleverest person I eve met so it was strange in the end to see the way people treated him – as if he was a complete moron. We were waiting for a train one day, not bothering anyone, when this boy said to me,  ‘Hey. Hey you. What’s wrong with the old man?’  In fairness, my granddad did happen to be in the middle of quite a long conversation with a lamp post. But still, it didn’t give the boy the right to be nosy.”  Cosmo’s grandfather is forgetting everything. Who Cosmo is, where Brian went and even his own life story. Cosmo is determined to…

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    The Serpent House – Bea Davenport

    “My name is Annie Cotterill and I’m twelve years old. It is the first month of the Year 1899 and I’m on my way to the train station with my brother Tom and his sweetheart, Lucy. Tom has his bag of money, Lucy has a bundle of clothes and I have something in my pocket that just might make my fortune. We’re about to start a new life. Again.” When Annie Cotterill moves to Hexer Hall to be closer to her brother, little does she know that the mysterious Lady Hexer has plans for her. Annie is Lady Hexer’s key to the past, where she needs to go to find…

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    Time Between Us – Tamara Ireland Stone

    “October 2011 Even from this distance I can see how young he looks. Younger than the first time I saw him. He and his friends have been skating around Lafayette Park for the last couple of hours, and now they ‘re sprawled across the grass, downing Gatorades and passing around a bag of Doritos. ‘Excuse me.’ Eight sixteen-year-old heads spin in my direction, looking confused, then curious.  ‘Are you Bennett?’ I ask and wait for him to nod, even though I’m sure it’s him.” Chicago 1995 – Anna, sixteen, meets the new boy at school, at first things are a little strange but once he saves her from the hands…

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    Tempest – Julie Cross

    “Saturday, 11 April 2009 My name is Jackson and I can travel through time. Now, wait, it’s not as exciting as you might think. I can’t go back in time and kill Hitler. I can’t go to the future and tell you who wins the World Series in 2038. So far, the most I’ve ever jumped is about six hours in the past. Some superhero, right?” Jackson can time travel, but so far he’s only managed to go around 6 hours in the past. That is until two strangers turn up in his girlfriend, Holly’s, dorm room. There’s a struggle, Holly gets shot and Jackson finds himself in 2007, two…