In A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler, Jenni and Autumn are like two peas in a pod. They find themselves on vacation in a wonderful hotel. Jenni thinks things just can’t go wrong…until she steps into an old elevator. When she comes out nothing seems the same. She goes to Autumn’s condo and is greeted by an old lady who has never heard of Autumn. When Jenni finally finds her, she is a “new and weird” Autumn. It also seems that Mikey, Autumn’s little brother, has had something horrible happen to him and Autumn blames Jenni. Jenni doesn’t remember anything and feels confused. She finally realizes that she traveled through time but when she tries to fix things by going back in the old elevator, things just get worse. Will Jenni ever get back into her own time and will she be able to stop the horrible thing that happens to Mikey?
I really liked this book because it was exciting and kind of mysterious. It was also a little sad and I like sad books sometimes. If you like sad books and books about friendship, read this book. I would also recommend it to any kid who likes to have their heart pound a mile a minute! -Maggie, grade 5