Title: Golden Girl.
Author: Henry Melton.
Year of Publication: 2009 (Worldwide).
Publisher: Wire Rim Books (USA).
Format: Available in paperback (as far as I know it’s only available on Amazon, at least outside of the USA) or as an ebook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £9.01 (UK).
Age Range: I suggest from about 12 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.
This is a great book. I brought it on a whim, having never heard of the author before. I’m glad I did. It is one of those books you don’t want to put down, even when you reach the heart-breaking parts.
It’s the story of Debra, a typical teenager in rural America with dreams of leaving for the bright lights of the city. When she wakes up one day she finds that she has been transported into the future, by a group of scientists who tell her that she’s the only one who can save the world from a natural disaster which will destroy civilisation the world over.
But they send her back to the wrong time; way too far into the past. Debra realises that it’s no mistake; she has to learn all she can in order to save the world. But the scientists aren’t the only ones who want Debra to save the future; a military style group is also trying to convince her that it is their plan she must follow by not changing the future. When she finally returns to her own time she has a choice to make; change the future, or let everything she knows end.
Having made her choice, Debra decides to sacrifice everyone and everything she loves to do what is right. Will it be enough to save the world? And will her past catch up with her in the end? You’ll have to read it to find out!
I think this guy is a great author. If you like him to then go read more of his books.
“The one’s that love us never truly leave us.” Sirius Black, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.