You've Got A Friend - Time After Time (Paperback)Judi Curtin (author)
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The fantastic follow-up to Time After Time and Stand By Me
Families are so complicated! Molly's dad seems so lonely. He lives on his own, he won't get a pet, he doesn't get on with his brother ... Best friends Molly and Beth suspect his problems lie in his past, but what can two thirteen-year-olds do about that?
Well, when they have a time-travelling door, maybe they CAN do something. The girls go back to 1975 hoping to right some wrongs - if they can navigate 1970s cars, food and boybands - and if the colourful fashions don't blind them first!
A heart-warming story of sticking with your friends and hanging on to your dreams!
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 15 mm
in this thoroughly modern tale, Curtin's writing is full of her trademark warmth and passion, and she once again displays her skill in capturing precisely the way young girls think and speak-- Inis Magazine, January 2019 issue
a fantastic follow-up to Time After Time and Stand By Me-- Sunday Independent
Curtin's books are heart-warming but they also deal with some thought-provoking subjects, such as Direct Provision and elder care. In this book, Molly's dad seems lonely so she and her friend Beth travel back in time to the 1970s to see if they can right some wrongs-- Irish Independent
I thought the book was very heart warming-- Erin, 5th Class, Scoil Naomh Eoin, Killenard * Seomra Ranga *
absolutely brilliant-- Nayu's Reading Corner
ten-year-olds will be engaged by the girls' exploits in a tense adventure story with many plot twists-- Irish Examiner
the only companion you'll need ... CS Lewis meets Back to the Future-- BBC Radio Ulster's The Arts Show
a great follow-up to Time After Time and Stand By Me ... heart-warming-- Belfast Telegraph
heart-warming-- Evening Echo
Judi Curtin takes her young protagonists Beth and Molly back in time again in this new book, to 1975 to be precise. It's a total culture shock - the two girls know nothing of Chopper bikes, the Bay City Rollers, Jackie magazine or the SodaStream, though it's hardest for them to understand the strange misconceptions about women and their abilities, which everyone seems to accept as normal ... excellent series ... The story is full of adventure and excitement - going back in time is not without its risks, and the normally quieter Molly has to be particularly resourceful and brave in this episode - but the emphasis is really on family, love and understanding and there can be few books that prove so clearly yet so delicately to readers that parents are still just people, who might occasionally need your help. Judi Curtin's writing is characterised by its warmth and compassion, as well as by her ability to absolutely nail the way young girls think and speak. Beth and Molly are exactly the kind of people readers would want for their friends, while this story will resonate with them in all sorts of ways -- 5 Stars-- Book of the Week * Books for Keeps *
Stories about families are always popular, especially with girls, so no wonder this series has proved a big success ... a super evocation of the period, with a strong message about loyalty, friendship and determination
-- Parents in Touch
Curtin certainly hits the Wilson pre/early teen market spot on with this one: best friends, complicated family relationships, tears and cuddly animals. Put all that in the mix with the kind of time travel plots that Curtin made her own in her forever friends series and you've got an emotionally charged adventure where the wrongs of the past can be put right by two teenage girls. Along the way, Curtin manages to probe some weighty issues, including advances in gender equality since the 1970s and men's willingness to talk about their feelings ... This has all the hallmarks of another hit from Curtin-- Evening Echo