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Erin Entrada Kelly

Forfatter af Hello, Universe

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Image credit: Author Erin Entrada Kelly at the 2018 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74451275

Værker af Erin Entrada Kelly

Hello, Universe (2017) 1,649 eksemplarer
We Dream of Space (2020) 377 eksemplarer
The Land of Forgotten Girls (2016) 301 eksemplarer
Lalani of the Distant Sea (2019) 292 eksemplarer
You Go First (2018) 285 eksemplarer
Blackbird Fly (2015) 271 eksemplarer
Those Kids from Fawn Creek (2022) 100 eksemplarer
The First State of Being (2024) 18 eksemplarer
Impara a volare (2020) 1 eksemplar
Lettere dall'universo (2021) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

You Are Here: Connecting Flights (2023) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
Calling the Moon: 16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors (2023) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer

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Time travel juvenile fiction right in my wheelhouse!
Michael, a 12-year old living in 1999 and his 16-year old babysitter, Gibby, meet Ridge, a time-traveling teen from 200 years in the future. Their interactions, and how these interactions affect the multi-verse, make for a cool story.

I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars, because as an adult, I understood/enjoyed all the 1990s and 1999/Y2K impending doom references, but would it have the same nostalgic impact on a middle schooler today? I don't think so.… (mere)
deslivres5 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 7, 2024 |
Gr 4–6—Set against the Challenger launch in 1986, the novel features the changing Thomas family.Cash is in
seventh grade (again) with twin siblings Bird and Fitch. Cash is lost, Fitch is angry, and Bird nurtures aspirations far
beyond societal and familial expectations. Meanwhile, their parents fight—a lot. Kelly expertly articulates tween
experiences while discussing prevalent issues like gender inequality. In an engrossing 1980s setting, the Thomas
siblings navigate difficult situations that are likely to feel familiar to many.… (mere)
BackstoryBooks | 18 andre anmeldelser | Apr 2, 2024 |
Gr 4–7—Fawn Creek, LA, isn't the kind of place where much changes, so the local students are instantly intrigued
when Orchid arrives. This story shakes up small-town story tropes by showing the realities of life in a small, poor
town, and the limitations the characters face; Fawn Creek itself also feels alive, the setting as much a character as
the children.
BackstoryBooks | 5 andre anmeldelser | Apr 1, 2024 |
It's 1999, and Michael and his babysitter Gibby - daughter of the man who fired Michael's mom, who now has to work three jobs instead of one - meet a strange kid called Ridge who reveals he's from the future. Michael is preoccupied with the impending Y2K, but Ridge won't tell him what's going to happen - yet the three of them all have an important part to play, and are woven together more closely than they might imagine.


STS = Spatial Teleportation Scientists
NTI = Native Timeprint Inhabitant

He wished there was a way to forget the things you knew. (Michael, 63)

"I wouldn't have traveled here if it was a dangerous time to be alive," Ridge said.
"It's always a dangerous time to be alive," Michael said. "Depending on who and where you are." (76)

"I know it doesn't seem glamorous or interesting to you right now," Ridge said. "But that's because no one realizes they're living history every minute of every day....Every breath we take, we're contributing to history." (94)

"It's not your job to figure out why walnut-brained people do walnut-brained things. It's your job to make sure you don't become one of those people." (Mr. Mosley, 101)

"The first state of being...the present moment. It's the first state of existence. It's right now...the past is the past. The future is the future. But this, right now? This is the first state, the most important one, the one in which everything matters." (Ridge, 118)

Conklin Principle: For every bad outcome you can anticipate, you should consider at least one positive outcome. (149)

He'd never experienced grief before. He didn't know the way it pulled at all your muscles and created an anchor in the center of your chest. (176)

"Sometimes history remembers people who don't deserve it and forgets the ones who do....Just because he isn't written down in a book doesn't mean he wasn't important." (Ridge to Michael, 191)

"Not knowing is part of life." (Ridge to Michael, 214)

"Everyone makes mistakes," Michael said quietly. "It doesn't mean you deserve only bad things." (215, and repeated, flipped, 222)

Not knowing might be part of life, but that didn't make it any easier. (223)
… (mere)
JennyArch | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 29, 2024 |



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