Nothing dramatic happens the entire novel, but it doesn't matter. It is pleasant, occasionally, to read a novel that is lacking in major teen angst. These are the teens to whom what the opposite sex thinks of you and what is being said about you are of vital importance. All the characters are likable and fond of each other. There is enough Ôromance' to keep young female readers reading on. The style is light and breezy and the book easy to put down for teens who can't concentrate too long.
Good reading for girls between fourteen and seventeen.
And the only way to stop the curse is to prevent it having been laid, which means a trip through space and time to mediaeval England. Jillian can get them there with a powerful spell, but danger is waiting for them. The sorcerer who laid the spell is not so easily defeated... This is quite an enjoyable young adult fantasy which manages to combine the fantastical elements with teenage concerns of being accepted by peers; Kate is something of an outcast. I did wonder, at times, why she bothers with Jarrod, who is not at all grateful for most of the novel, but teenagers do behave that way. The historical section has the odd glitch, such as side saddles in thirteenth century England (they arrived with Anne of Bohemia, Queen of Richard II, some time later, but never mind. This would suit a school library.
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