Editorial Reviews. Review. “First-person perspective done right makes a protagonist seemmore CLOCKWISE: A Young Adult Time Travel Romance ( The Clockwise Series Book 1) – Kindle edition by Elle Lee Strauss, Lee Strauss. Download. The Clockwise Collection. Uncontrolled time travel can be so annoying! Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century!. In Strauss’ debut novel, Casey Donavan must deal with all the average problems of the average, modern teenage girl: body image issues.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Clockwise by Elle Strauss. Casey Donovan has issues: And now this –she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Protocol pressures her to tell their hosts that he is her brother, and when Casey finds she has strauas handsome, wealthy and unwanted suitor, something straauss in Nate. Are those romantic Casey Donovan has issues: Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness?
When they return to the present, things go back to the way they strauss before: Casey parked on the bottom of clockwisw rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very top. Except this time her heart is broken.
Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her younger brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again. Which of course, she does. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Clockwiseplease sign up. This is the first of a series. What age do you think this book is suitable for? It doesn’t have sex-related scenes nor anything like that.
I say you can read this book after you can read well enough – 10 or so. See 2 questions about Clockwise….
Lists with This Book. This is a cute time travel novel about a high school girl named Casey, who keeps getting pulled back to the year at random times.
The plot thickens when she accidentally pulls her hot classmate Nate back to the past with her. I was pleasantly surprised by some of the twists and turns in the plot. This is definitely a story for the YA set, with a side helping of high school romance, but if you like that kind of thing it’s worth grabbing while it’s a freebie.
The author turned it into a series, but this first book works fine as a stand-alone read. Apr 16, Mitch rated it really liked it. Alot of this book I didn’t like, parts I downright hated, but I’m giving it four stars anyway.
I just wish I could excise the first part of the book from my head, but since I can’t I won’t mention any of it and pretend I never read any of it either, except to say the beginning of this book is really, really bad – but stic Alot of this book I didn’t like, parts I downright hated, but I’m giving it four stars anyway.
I just wish I could excise the first part of the book from my head, but since I can’t I won’t mention any of it and pretend I never read any of it either, except to say the beginning of this book is really, really bad – but stick with it, it gets better. Anyway, past that this book actually has a pretty good plot, with a serious treatment of s Civil War and s civil rights stuff interwoven into it. When the main character, Casey, is actually put into situations dealing with those issues cause she’s a time traveler who can’t control her travelingshe’s actually serious, intelligent, and knowledgable, and comes out way better than my first impression of her.
I liked her interactions with the various people in the past, particularly Willie and his family, how she hid her knowledge and stuff from the future, how she survived in the s. Add to that various quite intriguing plot twists, a friend in the past being conscripted into the Union army, a proposal from a fugitive slave hunter, dealing with prejudices and all that, and I can almost completely forgive the horrid start.
Surprisingly, the modern parts of this book got good too. There are a couple of side plots with Casey’s brother and family, and the past and future plots actually connected to each other quite well in the end. Since Casey basically disappears from one time and blinks into existence in the other, it could be’ve been very hard to follow, but all the time traveling, tracking the past plots and the present plots, was very well done.
There are quite a few loose plotlines for the sequel including a HUGE twist from the endinghow her time traveling works, the other time travelers she’s met, etc, and from the looks of the preview of the first chapter, it doesn’t start as badly as this one, so I hope this series continues to be a light, fun, quick, but engaging read – just with less stuff that makes me want to vomit. View all 5 comments.
This was a cute book, typical YA but enjoyable and addictive nonetheless. The romance was sweet and Casey was really amusing. It was actually just what I needed during a book slump! Nov 16, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Casey first time traveled at nine years old. She has no control over it but stress seems to induce the “trip” what she and her best friend call traveling. Casey always travels back to in the exact same location as she is in the present.
She can be stuck there anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks but when she comes back not a single second has passed. She returns exactly the same except completely exhausted with dark rings around her eyes. Anything she is touching at the time also travel Casey first time traveled at nine years old. Anything she is touching at the time also travels back with her but she returns wearing exactly the same thing she had on when she left.
No naked time traveling! Everything is fine as long as she doesn’t touch anyone.
When her longtime crush, Nate, asks her to dance, she is beyond happy. But with all the stress and emotions she ends up time traveling with Nate along clocwise the ride. She was such a brave and down to earth character that I could relate to. High school is hard enough but imagine having to live that life as well as a whole other life in Casey was able to find a family in to take her in and give her work but she faces many difficulties such elel trying strwuss find food, shelter, and clothes.
When she time travels she ends up in in exactly the same place she is in present day so sometimes she must travel for miles to get back to Sara and the Watsons who employ her. I also loved Nate.
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At first I elke worried I wouldn’t like him because he starts off as the typical mean jock. But when Nate travels back with Casey he gets to spend a few weeks in her world. He finally sees what an amazing and strong person she is and becomes a el,e person himself.
Nate must live in for a few weeks pretending to be her brother and he sees how hard Casey works to survive. There were great supporting characters as well. The Watsons were very kind to take in Casey especially since she disappears on them all the time with no warning.
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They also helped out another straggler named Samuel who ended up really surprising me. I loved that along with the great characters I also felt like I traveled to myself. I was reminded of some interesting American History. I could have never survived in ! Casey has to deal with issues such as racism, sexism, no transportation, difficult farm and family work. I read the whole clockaise in one night and it was a lot of fun.
I recommend it for anyone that enjoys time travel. It also has a great romance and I loved all the twists and turns and the way everything came together in the end. It all wrapped around in a surprising way. I plan to read the struss very soon!
Having your life interrupted all the time. Having ekle be two different people. Having to survive in a strange era?
This book is pure YA entertainment! Casey is so funny and likable. There’s never a dull moment. There isn’t too much unnecessary descriptions and details, which is always a plus in my book.
I didn’t like how Casey was the only one pining hard for Nate, and how insecure she was about herself. I know the author wanted to give her realistic feelings, but I feel she could be a bit more confident. As for Nate, he should have been more expressive towards her. It felt like unrequited love till the near end, I This book is pure YA entertainment! It felt like unrequited love till the near end, I’m not happy. Casey should have a love interest totally crazy about her!
Oct 04, Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it Shelves: Okay, what Tadiana said.
And really, that’s pretty much it. It starts off rather stereotypical and develops some nice twists and turns by the end.