Texting Through Time: Trek with Brigham Young by Christy Monson
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
source: Received an electronic copy to review
Genre: Religious Middle Grade
Description from Goodreads: When 12-year-old Micah “borrows” his father's experimental time-travel phone, his hopes for seeing the future are dashed as he and his sister, Alicia, end up trapped in the past at Brigham Young’s boyhood home. This book is a fun way to discover Church history and learn that no matter what time period you are in, God is still aware of you.
My thoughts: This is a sweet tale for the middle grade reader.
Micah and Alicia are siblings. Micah has "borrowed" his fathers experimental time machine phone. Micah wants to use it to go to the future and talks his sister into joining him.
Remember, the phone is experimental. Rather than going into the future, it malfunctions taking them into the past. The end up in the early 1800's. They meet the Mormon Prophet, Brigham Young, on his 11th birthday. Of course, he isn't a prophet quite yet.
In their efforts to go home, they jump to different points of Brigham's life. They learn to appreciate work and the life that they have at home. They even learn to appreciate their parents. I think I may strongly suggest that my kids read this book. :)
I think that kids will like this book. It describes life for kids in the 1800's. From Brigham's days as a poor farm boy, to playing with his children in the Salt Lake Valley.
Here are the blogs on the tour:
|Confessions of a Logophiliac/||Diane Tolley/||Inklings/||Random Thoughts With Chris/||Hey You Slackers/||A Casual Reader’s Blog/|