Book Reviews

Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague Review

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About the Book: Saving Lucas Biggs is a standalone written by Marisa de los Santos and David Teague, which has a Lexile measure of 930. It has 288 pages and was published on April 29th, 2014 by HarperCollins. It is a middle-grade time travel adventure that follows thirteen-year-old Margaret in her quest to save her father from being executed.

My Review: I really enjoyed this book. From Margaret and Charlie’s awesome friendship to the way the writing style sweeps you away, this book was beyond enjoyable. I thoroughly enjoyed how Margaret and Charlie’s friendship was so realistic, as they had known each for years and were insanely comfortable around each other, while still occasionally having awkward moments when they were unsure of how to express the way they really felt. In addition, I found it amazing how the authors managed to write a story with an emotionally upsetting plot with many traumatic events in the midst of it, yet somehow were able to keep it from becoming depressing.  The writing style reminded me of Lauren Myracle’s Wishing Day books, in the way that it often resembles poetry made into prose. I also loved how the time travel was explained in a way that made sense, almost like When You Reach Me’s explanation, only more detailed. If you are looking for a fantastic time travel, historical fiction adventure this is it!

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