Book Review: Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

you can find the book at:
Author website

my review:

Rating: ★★★★☆

~ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review~

My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again four years later when he was twelve.

The first time had nothing to do with me. The second time definitely did, but I would never even have been there if it hadn’t been for his ‘time machine’…

On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury recieved a letter from his deceased father which lead to the discovery of his dad’s old time machine and he finds himself going back to the 1980s in order to stop the chain of events that eventually leads to his dad’s death. Armed with only a series of letters and his pet hamster, Al discovers the dangers of time-travel in this new thrilling tale.

For a book that’s labelled Middle Grade, I was so impressed! I usually don’t read MG/Children’s fiction anymore but this story was so cute. From the very beginning its filled with suspense as Al takes us on this very wierd time traveling adventure. The characters were compelling and the scenes where Al meets his dad were so adorable.

Time Travelling is an easy read with funny moments that I know will be a great hit for its young audience.


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