|Plot Summary of The Time Bike|
|"Eddy Hall is devastated when his shiny brand new bike is stolen. A few days later, he receives an old beat-up bike from distant relatives in India. After his initial disappointment, he finds the bike can travel through time. He experiments with it with some disappointing results. He travels ahead a week to miss exams, and ends up in summer school. He sees the boy who stole his new bike, but can't do anything about it. His sister Eleanor takes a trip as well, and both teens are disappointed that they cannot change the past. "
Susan Coffey, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Time Bike|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
- largely backwards/past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
Time Travel story?
Story largely takes place in
- Present (early 21st century)
- a teen
- 20th century
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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