Time Traveling Teen
May 17, 2012
Join us at the Antioch Branch on Monday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. and discover what happens when this time traveling teen jumps to the past.
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier is the first book of a trilogy that this is sure to satisfy anyone who has ever wondered about living in the past. Gwyneth Shepherd, age 16, was born into an offbeat English family. Her family inherits a unique time travel gene that allows them to travel backwards in time. However, Gwyneth has no real interest in the fencing training and language lessons that comes with the gene. So, when she starts traveling to the past, she is entirely unprepared. She lacks an adequate knowledge of history and etiquette, and her mother warns her not to trust the secret Society of the Guardians, whose job is to protect her. Gwyneth's only help comes from Gideon de Villiers, another time traveler from another family. Together, they must solve the mysterious disappearance of a stolen chronograph, a time machine, and defeat the other time travelers. Other than her time traveling abilities, Gwyneth is just your typical teenager who bickers with her family, snoops with her best friend, and carries a crush on the snooty Gideon.
Copies of the novel are available at the library. Join us for the lively discussion. Snacks provided for the discussion.