Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Left Behinds: Abe Lincoln and the Selfie that Saved the Union by David Potter
This is the second book in a cute series in which 3 students who had to stay at their boarding school over the holidays (thus being left behind), somehow received a time travel app on their phones (that part is probably explained in the first book), and travel through time trying to keep the bad guy (who invented the app but now wants to change history) from changing history. In this story they go to DC and try to stop the bad guy from changing the outcome of the battle of Gettysburg. Twelve year old Brandon tells the story of his adventures with his two classmates, Bev and Brandon. The story is meant to be funny and to share historical facts. I think it would appeal to children in grades 3 through 5. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.