Gr 10 Up-United North America, 2063. Biological weapons and global climate change have left humanity on the brink of destruction. To protect his family, Freya's powerful and politically connected father sends his daughter and his wife back in time to 1985. Upon arriving, Freya does not remember anything about her previous life. Though she feels disconnected, she has no idea she is from the future and mostly believes the lies that shape her new life. But when she sees a familiar boy on a class field trip, she cannot shake the feeling that she knows him from somewhere. Desperate for answers, she follows Garren and questions him, and they discover that their lives and families are eerily similar. When they investigate further, they are forced to run from people who will stop at nothing to erase their memories of 2063-and of each other-forever. Sci-fi thrillers are hot right now, and Yesterday does not disappoint. Featuring a psychic teen running for her life, the novel will appeal to readers who enjoyed Rachel Ward's "Numbers" trilogy (Scholastic). The oppression of 2063 is frighteningly believable; Martin does a good job explaining how the world got so horrific in such a short time. Slow-building suspense and heart-pounding action help keep readers engaged. While the story starts a little slow and unanswered questions abound, patient readers will be rewarded and will clamor for a sequel.-Leigh Collazo, Ed Willkie Middle School, Fort Worth, TXα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Starred Review, School Library Journal, December 2012:
“Sci-fi thrillers are hot right now, and Yesterday does not disappoint.”
I liked parts of this novel, and others fell a little flat. I’m not sure this was the best book to introduce me to Martin’s writings. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Britt R.
I'm going to do this review a little differently by saying at the beginning that I enjoyed this book far more than I thought I would, based on it's Goodreads rating. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by Kat
Yesterday was nothing like I had expected. It runs on a couple unique premises and boarders on another. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Tiffany Holme
I really enjoyed this book. The writing is great and the story engaging. The prologue starts with a bang and then it kind of segues into this angsty high school teen bit that I... Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Xan
Time travel, dystopian, romance, young adult those were the key words that made me want to read this book. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Kimberly
I just think that young adult novels should be free of language. The whole idea of this novel was creative but I could not get passed kids that would talk like that and would not... Read morePublished on December 9, 2012 by TMT
Hmm...this is a difficult review for me to write as I'm pretty neutral about C.K. Kelly Martin's latest offering. Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by bookworm1858
Yesterday by C.K. Kelly Martin drew me in from the first pages of the prologue. I found the premise unique and the characters completely believable. Plus, it's set in the 80's! Read morePublished on October 7, 2012 by R.S. Gignilliat
So yes it kind of starts like a tutorial....I was almost yawing in places, kind of thought I got yet another bummer book. WOW!!!! Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Buffee