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: 4,968
  • 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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  • 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 March 13, 2014

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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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  • Posted July 10, 2013

    Great take on time travel! My Opinion: Poor Casey Donovan has be

    Great take on time travel!
    My Opinion: Poor Casey Donovan has been accidentally traveling back to the 1860s since she was just 9 years old. She never knows when it is going to happen (although she has figured out that stress could be a trigger), but over the years she has learned to accept it and deal with it. Unfortunately, she can't have skin on skin contact with anyone because that could cause her to take that person back in time with her, which she found out accidentally when she took her best friend on a "trip" back. She's now 16 and dealing with bad hair, and a major crush on Nate Mackenzie, who doesn't even notice her. As fate would have it, when she accidentally touches Nate, whoosh! Back they go! It's now up to Casey to let Nate in on her secret and keep him safe until they can get back to the present. 




    I've been really lucky lately in reading books that deal with a popular topic (magic, time traveling, etc.) with a new take on it that makes them very enjoyable to read. Clockwise was one of these. I loved that Casey's time traveling was unpredictable and that she had no control over it, but she dealt with it the only way she could, head on. I also liked how mature she was in realizing that there were going to be things she would not be able to do in life, such as drive a car or fly a plane, because of never knowing when she would trip out. She was very level headed and instead of moaning and groaning over what she couldn't do, she accepted her limitations and made the best of things.




    I really liked Casey because of her maturity and the way that she still acted like a teenager when it came to her family splitting up and her raging hormones when it came to Nate. I liked Nate too because he didn't just fall madly in love with Casey (I have a real pet peeve when it comes to insta-love) but let his feelings grow and become what they would without forcing it. 




    In all, I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read the second book in the series, Clockwiser. I give it a very enthusiastic 5 stars and recommend it to lovers of time-traveling YA stories :D




    I received a copy of this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

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    Fun summer Read!

    Who wouldn’t like a story about time travel, especially if you are a young adult living the day to day issues that are so much a part of growing up. Clockwise by Elle Strauss is an engaging read, light and actually a fun experience for all ages! Young Casey travels back into the nineteenth century, and really handles the situation well-especially when you realize she has no control over when she will ‘pop’ back or forward, but at least she returns to the exact moment she left! (Whew, I can imagine her trying to explain that to her friends! ) Casey also has a crush on Nate, the stereotypical hot jock, who all the girls swoon for and she just happened to be touching him when she was transported back to around 1860 in Massachusetts and guess who came along for the ride? Is this the beginning of a beautiful relationship or a terrible nightmare? Will Nate embrace her world with keen interest? What consequences are there to their presence in the past?

    Elle Strauss has woven a beautiful tapestry of two worlds, contemporary YA/middle grade and historical tidbits that expose the differences in the two eras. By letting Casey tell her story, she allows us a glimpse inside the mind of a teen with a sharp sense of humor that makes her so likeable! I commend Ms. Strauss on her ability to keep the story flowing smoothly and walking that fine line between a wonderful fantasy read and mere fluff! A great read for anyone who enjoys a little time travel with a lot of adventure and fun! Perfect for summer reading!

    A review copy was provided by NetGalley and All Night Reads in exchange for my honest review.

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