Friday, September 20, 2013

The Map of Time - Book Review

** I am currently taking a Young Adult literature course and I will be reading and reviewing several materials using a new format. This review follows a template given to me by my professor.**

Publication Information

Name: Christopher Jimenez Media Format: Book
Title: The Map of Time Genre: Science-Fiction
Author: Felix Palma Selection Source: VOYA Perfect Tens 2011
Publisher: Atria/Simon & Schuster Recommended Audience Age: 16+
Reading Recommendation: 4 out of 5
Curriculum Connections: Science, History


This novel is comprised of three shorter tales strung loosely together by the theme of time travel. It begins with the story of a man who wishes to go back in time to prevent an untimely death, continues with the story of forbidden love and concludes with a tale of extortion. In each of these episodes, H.G. Wells plays a prominent role in facilitating time travel in one way or another.


This novel explores potential uses and abuses of scientific discovery, time-travel in particular. H. G. Wells is placed in position to use science and imagination to save lives while others abuse the advancements for personal gain. This raises ethical questions that come with new innovations. In addition, the question of revising history comes up. If you were able to go back in time and prevent the wrongdoings of history, would you?


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