Time Runs Away With Her by Christine Potter

Time Runs Away With Her by Christine Potter

Time Runs Away With Her by Christine Potter
Publisher: Evernight Publishing Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery, Paranormal, Historical
Length: Full Length (211 pages)
Age Recommendation: 14+
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Review by: Astilbe

It’s not easy being Bean. Bean Donohue lives for her guitar, but her mom threw her out of the house during a snowstorm for singing. No way she’s going to get permission to go see The Grateful Dead at the Fillmore East.

Zak, her almost-boyfriend, will get drafted if he doesn’t get into art school, pot makes Bean paranoid, and her best friend can’t stop talking about sex. 1970’s not for wimps—but neither was 1885…or 1945. So why does Bean keep sliding backwards in time?

14+ due to adult situations

The past can never be completely forgotten.

Bean was such an interesting protagonist. Her reactions to all of the truly bizarre things that happen to her were the perfect blend of curiosity and apprehension. Both of these emotions suited her personality well. I wouldn’t have expected anything else from her, especially the first few times that she suddenly found herself flung into the past. While I don’t know if Ms. Potter is planning to write a sequel, I enjoyed this character so much that I would be excited to hear from her again if the author ever decides to revisit this universe.

It took quite a while for any clues about what was happening to Bean. I would have really liked to have a few of them earlier on in the plot. Waiting so long to share them slowed down the pacing at times because of how much energy the narrator needed to reserve in order to keep dancing around this topic. It also made it difficult for me to tell if this was supposed to be a mystery, a science fiction novel, or something that was a little of both until I was well more than halfway through it.

The dialogue made me feel like I was actually living in the 1970s. It included some slang terms from that era that I’d never actually heard of before. Needing to look them up and then realizing that they were actually very common words back then made me like the dialogue as a whole even more than I had already. Not only was it genuine, it was a lot of fun to read!

I’d recommend Time Runs Away With Her to anyone who likes unique time travel stories.

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