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Charlotte Sometimes (NYRB Kids)

by Penelope Farmer
New York Review of Books

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Pub Date: 2017
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 189 pp.
Size: 5.75 x 7.25 inches

ISBN: 9781681371047
TB Code: 1911329
Availability: 139 in stock

It’s natural to feel a little out of place when you’re the new kid, 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 that 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.