“There is a portal under the school. A portal to the past, present, and future. Marina is still grieving for her brother, who was hit by a train several years ago, but there was no body found, he simply vanished. Marina goes through the portal and finds him there, setting off a chain reaction that could destroy the world she knows.
Marina falls head over heels for a boy a couple years older than her, only he has a girlfriend. Unfortunately, there is no change of pace from other YA novels, so he initially seems to return the feeling. It doesn’t last and she moves on in about a day. None of the relationships seem real, like they’re together for the sake of being together. Marina comments several times that she wishes others would stop treating her like a child, but they’re not. They’re being sensible. Toward the end, the story really starts to pick up, only to lead to what I felt was a disappointing ending.”
|Page Count||360 pages|
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