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Locked in Time Paperback – October 3, 2011
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“Duncan is a true pro, grounding the twists of her plot lines with sure motivation and providing the reader with several surprises along the way.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“Duncan, a master of the YA suspense novel . . . has created another gripping psychological tale with an absolutely unpredictable (but thoroughly believable) twist at the end.”—Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It doesn't occur to Nore to take the dream-warning seriously. Her new stepmother and stepbrother seem nice. But why does Nore feel so uneasy around them?
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One thing that really enchants me about this tale is the setting. The book takes place in the deep South, and has every magical element you could imagine coming from such a place: the sprawling mansions, winding roads, swampy bayous, Cajun voodoo, and small towns where everybody knows everyone...even if they haven't seen them in generations...
I remembering feeling a strong emotional connection with the main character when I, too, was a teenager. Her mother passed away and before she even has a chance to meet the new woman that has captured her father's heart, the couple is already married. She was used to being an only child, then suddenly has two step-siblings to share her father's attention with, as well as his new wife. She joins the family last and is at once on unfamiliar ground; they're all locals and reclaiming their family home, and her father's already been living and working in the house, so she feels like even more of an outsider. When strange things begin occurring in the house and with the family, she can't get her dad to listen. He's completely bewitched by his beautiful young wife, as everyone seems to be. Whenever the girl seems upset and tries to explain the secrets she's discovered to her father, her step-mother drugs her. The family turns her dad against her and has him essentially convinced she needs psychiatric help. She seems at first to be making a connection with her step-brother (a romantic one!), but even he proves to be under his mother's thumb. She has no control over what's going on and has no one to go to for help. Even now I feel her every frustration and all her hopelessness when I read the book. So often in film and literature I find myself rolling my eyes and asking the hero/heroine, 'Why don't you just refuse? Why don't you go to the authorities?' This is the one instance where the main character's hands really, truly are tied. The truth is too hard to believe and there's no one willing to listen.
I highly recommend this book (and everything else Lois Duncan has written). It is a haunting, enchanting story that will stay with you for a long time after you've finished the book.
It is about a girl named Nore. After her mother dies, Nore goes to live with her father and his new family at a mysterious place. Nore gets twisted into a scary world of trouble as she learns new things that will help her solve the mystery of her new family and their home.
It has very interesting scenes that will make you stay up late to find out what happens next, it's a wonderful book.
I really liked this book because it was both an adventure and mystery book in one. What I didn't like was how Nore's father didn't listen to her. That mad me angry that he didn't believe his own daughter.
I would recommend this book to mysteries lovers. Also, to a person who wants a book to make them keep reading. This book reminded me of the book Tuck Everlasting because they were also locked in time.
Locked In Time,however,is my favorite. As a teen I read this book at least six or seven times,yes I liked it that much.
A couple of weeks ago,while searching for some books to buy for my teenage sister-in-law,I came across Locked In Time and decided to get it. The package arrived and there it was calling my name. So,I took it out and read it again. The storytelling and the magic it weaves is still fantastic,even now after all of these years.
I kept that copy,bought my sister-in-law another,and put mine right where it belongs,on my bookshelf next to the Mary Higgins Clark and Sue Grafton novels and all of my other "adult" novels. It's there,ready to be enjoyed again. As i said,It's THAT good.