The Time Fetch

The Time Fetch

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Edward thought he had picked up a rock. He didn't know it was a sleeping Time Fetch--and touching it would alter the entire fabric of time and space.

Under normal circumstances, a Time Fetch sends out its foragers to collect only those moments that will never be missed or regretted. It then rests, waiting to be called back by the Keeper, who distributes the gathered time where it is needed in our world and others.

When eighth-grader Edward innocently mistakes a sleeping Fetch for an ordinary rock, he wakes its foragers too early, and they begin to multiply and gobble up too much time. Soon the bell rings to end class just as it's begun. Buses race down streets, too far behind schedule to stop for passengers. Buildings and sidewalks begin to disappear, as the whole fabric of the universe starts to unravel.

To try and stop the foragers, Edward must depend on the help of his classmates Feenix, Danton, and Brigit--whether he likes it or not. They all have touched the Fetch, and it has drawn them together in a strange and thrilling adventure in which the boundaries between worlds and dimensions are blurred. The places and creatures on the other side are much like the ones they've always known--but slightly twisted, a little darker, and much more dangerous.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, c2013
ISBN: 9781616202200
Branch Call Number: J HER
Characteristics: 307 p. ;,22 cm


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Oct 06, 2014

This book was amazing. I read it every chance I got! It was a bit slow at parts, but I haven't met a book that isn't dull at one time or another. This is a must read for people who love action, adventure, strange, complicated plots, and never ending suspense.

JCLChrisK Jan 26, 2014

I'm glad I gave this one the time it took to get itself going, because the somewhat slow start builds into a well-developed story with four interesting protagonists. In the end, in fact, I was wishing the book had been a bit longer so it'd had more time to create more complexity and depth, as there didn't seem to be quite enough story to go around. Still, it was a fun and engaging adventure that saw those four characters rise to the occasion of dealing with unexpected, confusing, and fantastical danger.

BRD2001 Oct 14, 2013

This book wasn t bad but, I barely started it and could tell already that all the characters were pretty nasty and pessimistic.

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