My biggest problem with the book is that it was a little bit choppy, like the waves that must have crashed into Galveston during the hurricane. Short, curt sentences interrupted the natural flow I fully expected would be there. Redundant uses of first names of the characters, when pronouns would easily have made things a lot smoother and easier to read.
None of this took away from the story, however. It just got to be a little bit annoying after a while, making it easy to put the book down whenever I needed to. I’d sit for different stretches of time, fully intending to read at a good pace and get my book review finished in a timely manner. Not so timely, as I let quite a few things prevent me from reading, because it was easier to read in short stretches and I really could put it down without difficulty.
Overall, I liked this story quite a lot, in part because I learned a bit of history I never knew before. The transition from 2016 to 1900 was remarkable too, and gave me quite a bit to think about. Life certainly has changed; there’s nothing like a good time travel book to make one sit up and notice.
September Sky is a decent book for the casual reader, if you want to give it a try. I wasn’t over the moon about it, but then again, I might be a little pickier than the average reader too.
Happy reading and writing everyone,
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