Clockwise [NOOK Book]

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A teen time traveler accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward.

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Overview

A teen time traveler accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033199624
  • Publisher: Elle Strauss
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Series: Clockwise
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,310
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 286 KB

Meet the Author

Elle Strauss writes fun, lower YA fiction (time-travel and merfolk). She is fond of Lindt’s sea salt dark chocolate and hiking in good weather. Elle is married with four children and divides her time between British Columbia, Canada, and Germany. She also writes upper/mature YA (historical and science fiction) as LEE STRAUSS. Visit her at ellestraussbooks.com
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

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    Fun and satisfying, now and then!

    Casey is just a regular teenage girl except for a couple of minor issues: her unmanageably curly hair, her equally untameable mega-crush on school football hero Nate, and oh yeah, that pesky problem of uncontolled time travelling at the most inconvenient possible times.

    This is a cute, fun and fresh feeling read, and while I could agree with Nate that Casey is far more fascinating in the past, where her spunky self-reliance, quick wits and gumption come to the fore, she's pretty much a charmer whatever time zone she's in. She does have a lot to be mopey about back here in the real world, what with Nate breaking her heart, her parent's divorce and her little brother's unfortunate reaction to it, and her friend Lindsay's feeling left out of Casey's temporal traumas. The historical elements have an authentically gritty feel to them, and the way the plot moves between the two periods is clever and skillfully handled.

    The opening chapter has a bit of a middle grade feel to it, but it quickly becomes more and more sophisticated and complex, narratively and emotionally, as the story builds. Casey's story really drew me in, and the twists of the plot and Casey and Nate's relationship were fun to experinece and worry about. This is a sweetly satisfying story, with loveable characters, a clever plot and lots of witty, wry and winsome writing! There's a couple cute twists, and it's fun to see some seemingly disparate plot elements coalesce and resolve.

    The author asked me to read this, and give an honest review, and I'm so glad she did, as this was a good read I prob wouldn't have found on my own. She's a generous spirited supporter of good YA, and I'm delighted to have made her (virtual) acquaintance!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Entertaining and Enjoyable!

    CLOCKWISE was kindly provided to me by the author Elle Strauss in exchange for my honest review.

    15 year-old Casey Donovan is your typical shy, awkward teen with a crush on the popular school jock that doesn't seem to notice her. She also has a very big secret which no-one but her best-friend is aware of - she is a time traveler who without knowing how transports back in time to the 1800's.

    Time stands still in the present when Casey time travels but she is able to feel when it is coming on and is left exhausted when it ends; unfortunately at a school dance while dancing (as a dare) with Nate MacKenzie, her crush they are transported back in time.

    An initially disbelieving Nate handled the time travel well once it was explained and played the part of her brother Nathaniel willingly although protectively, but things went back to usual as soon as they were back in the present much to Casey's dismay and heart-break. I am glad Nate had the opportunity to travel on a number of occasions with Casey which enabled him to get to know her outside of school, he was quite sweet and supportive of her ability.

    I really enjoyed both of the worlds Casey was between; I enjoyed the history of the past - their way of living, the politics, the people both good and bad and how she was able to adapt and cope which was the same as how she was dealing with the present and the issues a regular teen faced with family and school life. I wish we could have found out more of why Casey had this ability, and how she was able to travel between times? It is the only thing I found to be missing in CLOCKWISE; I wanted to know how it all worked.

    There was a slight twist at the end which I really enjoyed and definitely didn't expect, it was a nice ending to a really enjoyable story.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between all of the characters; each were thought out, likeable and written well.

    I liked Ms Strauss's detailed writing style, it was a solid and entertaining plot which held my attention and left me wanting more of the world she has created - the 19th century and present time was interweaved perfectly, Ms Strauss certainly knew her history which was impressive and the pacing was spot on for me.

    CLOCKWISE is the first time travel novel I have read and I really enjoyed it, I am not sure if it is a part of a series but it would definitely be a great start. I will definitely be reading more books written by Elle Strauss.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    A fun fast read!

    A spunky girl, a hot boy, lots of twists and turns and an ending that makes you go, ah.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    I loved this book! I couldn't put it down once I got into the s

    I loved this book! I couldn't put it down once I got into the story. It was fun! I could feel for Casey when she kept bouncing back and forth between her own time period and 1860. She was very resourceful in how she dealt with the whole situation. I will enjoy reading more of these stories!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Good read

    I like how the time travel was handled, and it blends in well with the present day plotlines. Good, solid read, cute without being cloying, and rocking the girl power without going feminazi. Best free book I've read, and I'll gladly pay for more from this author. I'd love to have her books in print form.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Good morning, day, afternoon etc.

    This is an awesome book. At first when I saw it I though to myself," This book look really stupid. " So I just ignored it, but one day when I was bored I decided to just check it out and buy it. It then turned out to be a really good book in the end and i LOVED it so much. It has a little bit of everything, romance, action, a great plot, awesome characters, cool protagonists and cool antagonists. I loved the plot twist at the end! it was cool. Never judge a book by its cover,judge it by its title xp. No... wait...that doesn't sound right... oh yes I know... judge a book by the inside... yeah that's it, any who just read the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Gr8 book!!! ;)

    It was vey interesting. I loved how there was added romance to the book. With adventure,history, and a touch of mystert

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Thumbs up

    Good young adult reading. When I finished reading I hadn't even noticed how much I had read in a short period of time. I am going to get the second one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Love it

    I originally read this book on Wattpad, and I loved ot so much that I was going to read it twice - something that I never do. Amazing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2012

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    Clockwise is a fast-paced, fun and entertaining novel. I loved i

    Clockwise is a fast-paced, fun and entertaining novel. I loved it! I loved the whole concept where she travels back in time and she can't control any of it; that no one notices when she travels. I really liked, very much, how everything in the present sort of just freezes while she travels and even though she spends an indefinite amount of time there. When she comes back, everything's the same as when she left.
    I was very pleased with this book. Even though in the beginning Casey is totally tongue-tied with Nate (aren't we all when we have such a huge crush?), she pulls on her big-girl panties and takes control of the situation when she accidentally takes Nate back in time. I liked how Nate had a pretty realistic reaction to everything. At first he thought it was a all a huge joke, instead of just buying it all or freaking out—it was great! It was pretty refreshing. The situations they face when they travel back are interesting and I loved how she managed to adapt herself to that era.
    I can't wait to read ClockwiseR!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2014

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    Very cute book. I really loved reading it. 

    Very cute book. I really loved reading it. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Good book

    The first two books are really good but I'd like to warn you that book three has nothing to do with the first two books! This is not a series in my opinion!
    There are a few inconsistancies in the sory but over all book one and two are very good.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

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    Clockwise is the first book in the Clockwise series by Elle Stra

    Clockwise is the first book in the Clockwise series by Elle Strauss. To have the gift of time travel would be amazing, but to have it and not be able to control it would be down right scary. Casey handles it well though. I thought she handled her life in 1860 better than her present day life at times. She just seemed well adjusted to life there. I wasn't sure what to think of Nate at first. He seemed a little superficial to me at first, but towards the end he grew on me more. This was a very entertaining story and I read it quickly. It has some dramatic moments, but for the most part it's a pretty light read. I enjoyed it, and I like the premise a lot. I'm curious to see where this story takes us in future books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Very well done! Extremely entertaining!

    Very well done! Extremely entertaining!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Wow!

    I absolutely loved this book! It was amazing!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Pleasantly surprised

    You don't know what to expect from a free book but this turned out to be a hilarious fun adventure. Can't wait to read more of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Great book!

    This was an amaxing romance novel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Easy read

    Good book for YA audience. Keeps you interested.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Loved it

    This is one of the best time travel books i've read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Really good

    I hate to admit this but I kept putting off reading this book because the cover wasa turn-off. I wasn't hooked on the 1st page either but wanted to give it a chance. I'm glad that I did!

    This book is intelligently written. It's humorous & the characters are believable. I especially like that there are no loose ends at the end if the book. Your decision to read the sequel will be based purely on your enjoyment of the author's work, not the need to find out what happens next.

    I highly recommend this book & look forward to reading more by this author.

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