This week I am recommending a book to you, I will be explaining what the book is about and why I chose it. This book is called ‘’Locked in time by Lois Duncan’’ I finished on Friday, It is really good, I am not going to give it all away but I will tell you a bit about it.
Nore’s [Eleonore] Mum has just passed away about 9 months ago from cancer, her dad met this beautiful woman called Lissette and they are now not married but very close/intimate. Nore has never really forgiven her dad for this turn of events, but he invites her to Lissette’s holiday house anyway. Lissette has two kids 18 yr. old boy called Gabe and a 13 yr. old girl called Josie. When she gets to the house she realises that this family is quite rich, Lissette seems very nice and kind and the two kids seem nice enough too. When they are sitting down at the table talking about all the places they went to, Josie the daughter was telling Nore about one time when they were living in London, they went to this circus and it was really cool and everything because when one of the jugglers was juggling with fire the fire fell to the floor and burnt the whole tent. It killed about 60 people. All through dinner they were chatting away and enjoying their first night with their new visitor, that night when Nore was finally in bed she replayed what Josie had said, something wasn’t quite right though. Finally she figured it out, in her head she though that must be impossible because when Nore was about 7 and had the chicken pox her mum was trying to make her feel better by telling her stories. Nore’s mum said that when she was a little girl the chicken pox saved her life because her parents had bought her tickets to a circus in London but because she was sick she couldn’t go. She also mentioned that the circus burnt down from one of the jugglers fire trick. It just doesn’t add up, Nore’s Mother was 40 years old when she told Nore that story, and Josie is only 13, how could Josie have been at that circus?
You might have to read the book and find out, there are quite a few clues in the story including the heading, maybe you can figure it out.