By: Chelsey Furedi
Genre: YFG - Science fiction
Published by: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: 5 Apr 2023
ISBN: 9780358381693


For fans of Kiss Number 8 and On a Sunbeam, this debut graphic novel is a fast-paced time travel adventure with a hint of romance that has garnered 1.5 million views as a Tapas webcomic.

Ren Mittal's last memory in the year 1996 is getting on a bus to visit his mystery pen pal Georgia.
When he wakes up in 2122, he thinks he might be hallucinating...he’s not! 

Tech conglomerate Chronotech sponsors a time-travel program to help students in 2122 learn what history was really like...from real-life subjects who’ve been transported into the future...and Ren is one of them.

In 2122, Ren’s life in the 1990s is practically ancient history—and Ren’s not sure how to feel about that. On top of it all, he learns that his memory will be wiped of all things 2122 before he’s sent back to the '90s. Adding to Ren’s complicated feels, he's forming a crush on his student guide, Mars.

And when he crosses paths with the absolute last person he expected to see in the future, he has a bigger problem on his hands: What if Chronotech isn't the benevolent organization they claim to be, and he and his fellow subjects are in great danger?

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This is a terrific time-travelling graphic novel, set in New Zealand in 1996 and 2122.

Feeling lost and alone, Ren is not too upset when he finds himself transported with many other teenagers 126 years into the future, so that students in 2122 can learn history first hand from the kids that lived it.

The program is all provided by the world’s largest IT company, Chonotech, with funding from the New Zealand government, and has been going on for a number of years. But there are people claiming that things have gone wrong in the past. Is the project all that it seems?

Can they uncover what is really going on? And will they be successfully transported back to their own time when this is over?

With themes of the consequences of science going too far and the cost of pursuing advances in technology, together with a group of people working together to reveal sinister secrets to the world, this book will resonate with lower to middle secondary readers.

Reviewed by Rob