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Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story Paperback – April 1, 1995
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Virginia Golodetz, St. Michael's College, Winooski, VT
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I like the plot of the story because it keeps you wondering what will happen next, especialy when Drew gets dared to jump off a high trustle, by a bully.. It is a good book, I suggest you read it.
The characters in the story are well developed and are described extremely well. The author used the technique of describing characters by what other characters say about them. The main characters are Drew and Andrew...two boys who look exactly alike.
The setting is in the late 1950's and 1910 and the main setting is Aunt Bylthe's house. A few backdrop settings are France and the train track.
I would rate this book a 10 for its extremely amazing description.
Drew is spending his summer with his great- aunt Blythe in her and her father's deep-rooted house. After the two are looking through the attic, they inadvertently find a stash of marbles with a warning not to steal them. Aunt Blythe takes them with the intent to sell them for repairs on the old house, but Drew has an inkling that they shouldn't be moved. It appears as though Drew was right, that night his great-great-uncle Andrew comes into Drew's room. Andrew looks just like Drew and they are at the same age. As they talk, they realize that this is the night before Andrew died of diphtheria, so he wants to switch places so he can be healed in the present time, Drew's time. Drew finally consents to it, but things get tough when Andrew doesn't want to switch back.
The story is mainly about the relationships Drew forms with his "new" family and the different times and the growth of Drew. Drew is shy and quiet, yet, Andrew is unruly and mischievous. Drew must learn to be more resilient to make it in Andrew's shoes. He must also learn how to play marbles so he can win the bet that he and Andrew made to allow him to go back to his own time. While this book wasn't scary or spooky, it was suspenseful to wonder if and how Drew would make it back to his real family. And it has a wonderfully gratifying ending. I highly recommend it to all.
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I was eleven years old the first time I read this book. Now over 15 years later I must have read it a few hundred times. Still my favorite book. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Derek Beer
Read these books in 7th grade, bought them as an adult because I loved them so much! I feel like Im there as everything is happening like a fly on the wall!Published 2 months ago by Samantha Rose
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story is the best book I've read in my entire life! The plot was amazing. I love how Andrew/Drew suspects something about the house the whole time and he... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
This was the first book I ever read, in 6th grade. I read other books, of course, with the assistance of teachers, or by the instruction of teachers. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ECop
Starts a little slow, but my students every year enjoy this book and don't want me to stop reading!Published 5 months ago by Tracy
I first read this book when I was ten years old. Now nineteen years later it is still amazing. I love the characters and am sad when I get to the end. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Keith L Liberty
I just got it in the mail today! It's good. The only issue I have is the stickers I had to pull off and now the front of the book is a little sticky. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kimberly Waters