In The Nick of Time
This is the story of Andy, a 13-year-old boy who, after the death of his quirky, unique and much loved grandmother, finds a set of her incense sticks in her old 'props closet'. After casually lighting one, he finds himself instantly transported back in time to an extremely dangerous and historical moment in history. Andy keeps his wits about him and manages to return home unscathed, only to bring his two close friends, Miranda and back with him to another place in time and history. The three friends find themselves imprisoned in a world of slavery, injustice, corruption, and violence. Together they resort to using their talents and strengths to find a survival strategy. It is a story of persevering friendship under the most challenging of circumstances. It is a story of growth and maturity. It was an absolute page-turner. I could not put this book down once I started it.
In the Nick of Time, by J Lee Graham is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. Andy Makepeace, the central character, stumbles upon some magical incense sticks, which allow him--and later his two friends--to travel through time. They journey to Georgia just before the Civil War, and can't get home. The book is packed with excitement, yes. But it's also about friendship, and choices and who we are inside. The book is also funny, historically accurate and full of amazing detail. I recommend this book to not only kids, but to adults as well. It is, as they say, a page turner.
In the Nick of Time by J. Lee Graham is a very good read. I enjoyed following the characters and the author to historic places and dramatic moments. It doesn't matter if you're young or mature, this book is engaging. Take it with you to a sun lit beach this summer. You'll find that this book ... and the beach ... are the therapy you need during this difficult economic period ... and just In the Nick of Time.