Time Travel for Love and Profit

Time Travel for Love and Profit

Book - 2020 | First edition
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When math prodigy Nephele invents a time travel app so she can redo her terrible freshman year of high school, there are unexpected consequences.
Nephele's friend made new friends in high school. Now as Nephele looks ahead, all she can see is three very lonely years. A whip-smart lover of math and science, she makes a plan: Step one: invent time travel. Step two: go back in time, do-over 9th grade, become beloved and popular. Nephele creates a time loop, and she's the only one looping. Now, facing ninth grade for the tenth time, Nephele knows what to expect-- or does she? She's figured out how to go back-- has she found something worth staying for? -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION LAR
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Time travel for love & profit
ISBN: 9780593174203
0593174208
9780593174210
0593174216

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TeensReadItFirst Mar 10, 2021

Reviewed by Alexandra C.

I rate Time Travel for Love and Profit by Sarah Lariviere 1.5 stars. The plot was not very interesting and was generally very predictable. Although there was a major plot twist at the end, the majority of the book was not very interesting. I felt like I was mostly dragging myself through the book and not getting much emotion or action. This book included lots of mathematical and scientific information about solving a scientific problem and also some facts about quantum foam, which I found quite boring. The writing was alright, but the plot was not engaging. The characters interacted predictably and were kept at a minimum throughout the story. I did not find any dynamic characters besides Nephele and was disappointed at the high percentage of flat characters. The focus was mainly on Nephele and her thoughts and actions, which were not very intriguing. However, I did enjoy the decision Nephele made to help humanity. She gave up her 10 years of work (in which she had made a somewhat successful time machine) and showed her true values after discovering the potential consequences of her time travel machine.

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