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Posted October 28, 2008
Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadToo.com
FALLING IN THE GARDEN is a love story between two young teens that live fifty years apart. Michael lives in the year 1999 and Ashley lives in the year 1946. <BR/><BR/>Somehow, Michael and Ashley can communicate with each other, first by radio and slowly by just being in a certain meadow by each other's houses. They are haunted by each other and, ruled only by communication, not by seeing or being physically near each other, they fall deeply in love. <BR/><BR/>The rest of the story is the reason why they can communicate and how it affects them then and into the future. <BR/><BR/>I loved the language that Mr. Klimczak uses and the way we get into Michael's head. Michael is a boy that I would love to meet. He has had a lot of sorrow in his life but he hasn't let it eat away at him. He lost both his sister and father in a car accident a few years before this story starts, and his best friend has recently moved away, but this doesn't stop Michael from exploring and being very loving and decent to his mother and grandmother. He loves to read and write. He writes exciting stories of adventure and of science fiction. He has many layers, which makes him a great character. <BR/><BR/>This was a short book but very exciting. I thought it was a great story that made me think long after I had finished reading it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 17, 2004
Time Travel with a Matheson Feel
I picked up this book on a whim and it turned out to be one of the most intriguing, suspenseful books I¿ve read in years. The story focuses on the chance ¿meeting¿ of two star-crossed lovers with an unusual time-travel twist. As the subtle sci-fi mystery unravels, it keeps the reader guessing even as the book comes to its whirlwind and startling conclusion. After I read the surprise ending, I sat there for a full five minutes staring at the closed book on the table in awe. It¿s been awhile since a book has done that for me. I¿ve been looking for a long time for a book like Richard Matheson¿s classic ¿Somewhere in Time¿. This book is in the same vein, with a love story that¿s just as powerful. The time travel is well-crafted and rooted in science, too, which made it that much better. The finely crafted descriptions, dialog and fantastic story make this a five-star read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 9, 2004
Wonderful memories of my childhood!
Walter Klimczak remembers so well and captures what it feels like to be fourteen years old. Reading this story reminded me of my own childhood in New York and how I used to love walking through the woods. This book touched me and I didn't want to put it down.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.