Time Between Us

Time Between Us

by Tamara Ireland Stone


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ISBN-13: 9781423159568
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tamara Ireland Stone grew up in Northern California. In addition to her work as a writer, Tamara co-owns a Silicon Valley marketing communications firm and enjoys skiing, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two children. Tamara and her family live just outside of San Francisco. Learn more about Tamara and her books at www.TamaraIrelandStone.com and www.TimeBetweenUs.com.

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Time Between Us 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fun and sad and happy and exciting. Makes you just want more when it ends. Love it! Read now!
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
This is a really enjoyable story about family and friends, love and choosing to live the life you want to without regrets. It also shows the connection between people, things and events and how even the most subtle decisions can have a bigger impact than we could ever imagine. It had a little bit of the Time Traveler's Wife feel to it at first and it took me a few chapters to get into, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. Anna and Bennett might as well be from two different worlds when they meet in 1995. She's loyal and kind but stuck in the routine of life and while she dreams about a future of adventures, she doesn't really believe it will happen. Enter Bennett. He's the cute new guy at school with a secret that when revealed, promises to change both of their lives forever. As they begin to fall in love, Anna doesn't focus too much on how their unique relationship affects others but that all changes when tragedy hits. She and Bennett will have tough choices to make, ones that will not only affect their lives, but the lives of everyone around them as well. Anna is surrounded by a loving family and equally loving friends, like Justin and her "Brit" Emma. Emma loves Anna, always having her best interest at heart even if she does make Anna crazy at times. When she is helping Anna through a tough spot, Emma reminds her "who" she is and it was such a touching moment I not only found myself in tears but also thinking, Emma is the kind of BFF everyone should have! I liked that the romance between Anna and Bennett wasn't instant, making it all the more believable. Bennett doesn't take his gift lightly and is always weighing the consequences of, "Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should." That makes him completely swoon worthy. *sighs* He and Anna will both have to make choices for their futures and the way the ending plays out was not what I expected at all. In fact, when I finished, I struggled to keep my composure and FAILED. I'm a sucker for an author's playlist and you can find Anna and Bennett's playlists along with some other cool book stuff at Tamara Ireland Stone's website.
C-DogCL More than 1 year ago
I am a busy, working mom. Although I aspire to be an avid reader, I just don't find the time to be. I probably have a half of a dozen books sitting on my nightstand right now, unfinished. So, when I read a book, and I actually finish it, I know it's a good one! I sat down recently to read Time Between Us and honestly couldn't put it down! Perhaps it was the mood it set and the way it took me to another place, which was far less chaotic and less stressful than the one I live in....perhaps it was the traveling that Anna and Bennett did and the way in which Tamara Stone richly described the scenes...perhaps it was the innocent love and friendships that the characters shared that never became too overwhelming nor gratuitous....maybe it was how normal the idea of time travel became to me while reading this book, how magical and wondrous the idea of transporting yourself, of second chances, and of tough choices...maybe it was the way that the story was written so accessibly that I did I not need to think too hard to understand it, yet it penetrated deeply enough to resonate with me emotionally and never condescend me..... Time Between Us was a great and beautiful escape that I believed every minute of and it left me feeling like I wanted more and more. I ended Time Between Us shocked that I had actually finished a book, for the first time in a long time! I felt a sense of having grown to know two new people in my life - two characters who became real to me and whom I wanted very much to continue to know. Very well done. Can't wait to read a sequel!
ErinLovesToRead More than 1 year ago
So difficult to put down. Once I started I just couldn't stop. Then I loaned it to a friend and she had the same problem. Loving a book so much you cannot put it down is the best kind of problem to have. I want to meet Bennett he just drew me in.
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
Straight after reading what Time Between Us by author Tamara Ireland Stone was about (and after seeing all the extremely positive reviews) I was dying to get reading! I mean, it sounded like the Time Travelers Wife mixed with all the YA goodness I love. I bet you’re wondering if it’s as awesome as it sounds and as awesome as I am building everything up to be and the honest answer is this: It’s pretty freaking awesome if I do say so myself. Time Between Us is the story of main character Anna Greene who lives in 1995 and (oh snap, son!) that was way before this reviewer was born. Did I enjoy the blast from the past? Oh yeah especially since at multiple times I was thinking “why don’t you just use… like an IPhone or something?” and then remembered that I wasn’t reading a novel set in the present day. Back on track—Anna is running on the track one day when she sees a boy watching her and moments later he literally vanishes from her sight. After that, Anna encounters the boy who had been watching her—Bennett – and soon falls in love with him, but not after he saves her life. Anna quickly learns Bennett’s dark secret… that he is a time traveler from 2012 and that he cannot stay in 1995 for much longer. Anna and Bennett encounter the problems that come from dating somebody out of their time periods, stretch the limits and laws of time itself and the basic challenges of teenage life. As I said before, the novel is set in 1995 and I know for a lot of people that could be a bit scary. I know for kids my age, because it’s set in the past, there is the idea of “oh my god, what if they start talking about discos or dinosaurs the life before cellphones and stuff? I totally won’t relate.” Not to worry my young friends, you actually kind of forget that the novel is even set in 1995 because the author doesn’t overuse it, she doesn’t say in every chapter “oh by the way, the year is 1995”. She just implies it through the setting and uses it with the times and dates of certain events. The romantic interest in the novel, Bennett, was a guy that I personally felt should have had a lot more spine than the MC, Anna. Throughout the plot, Bennett constantly tells Anna why time travelling is dangerous and why he cannot always use his abilities to change what fate had intended. Anna easily causes him to pushover and uses his abilities to her advantage, did I believe that Anna was using Bennett? At times, absolutely! Do I think that if a future novel is produced that Bennett should put his foot down a few times and tell her to shut her face and listen to the guy who travels through time? Hells yes! I would recommend Time Between Us to fans of either the novel or the movie for Time Traveler’s Wife but want a YA twists and to those of you who lived through the 90′s and want to be sent back in time. Readers will definitely fall in love with the world that Ireland Stone has created.
Taylor954 More than 1 year ago
i absolutely love this book! i haven't read a good book in a while but this would be it. it made me laugh and cry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! The characters were relatable in their personalities and the story flowed well. Easy to understand time travel story and great romance. This book kept me reading and longing to know what happened next! Can't wait to see what the author writes next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book but i felt that it could use some more details. The end was kind of confusing I will not say why because I dont want to spoil it. Overall a fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was once asked in a job interview what superpower I would want ... at the time I answered that I would want the ability to stop time (so that I could do all of the things I was too busy to do). After reading Time Between Us, I want to change my answer to have the ability to time travel! I couldn't put down the book once I started reading it and I immediately loved the characters and how the book transported me with them on their adventures. Just this past weekend my daughter found my book and started to read it as well. I'm looking forward to discussing Anna and Bennett's adventure with her. I also can't wait for Tamara's next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, easy read - thoroughly enjoyed it!
EileenMcP More than 1 year ago
I've always yearned to travel, to explore - to have an adventure. Once I was out of college, working and could afford the plane fare, the chains were (mostly) off and I've enjoyed many wonderful adventures with friends, my husband, my kids in the years since. But when I was a teenager, little of this was possible. I was stuck in a rather boring suburban existence, like Anna, so I can understand her angst. Likewise, I can imagine how exciting it must have been for Bennett to discover his gift for time travel and then, for he and his family to learn the dangers that that power can bring (no spoiling!). Tamara Ireland Stone created interesting, engaging characters to whom I could relate and whose adventures I thoroughly enjoyed sharing. I'm looking forward to book two already!!
Rebecca_Berto More than 1 year ago
I just finished Time Between Us and can say if you have ever loved or lost—or are obsessed by time travel—this book is for you. I am still in a whirlwind of thoughts after finishing the last page, and this book reminds me why I love reading so much. I close the page and feel, ahhhh...everything that should work out does, yet it leaves me with questions that will make me remember this book unlike other just good books that are forgotten days or weeks later. I can't fault this book. I can think so very hard and not think of one bit out of place. Everything that went wrong for the characters felt right, and even though I wanted the best for them, I knew I had to go through the troubles with the time travel and time/place difference with Bennett and Anna. They needed that for their situation to be able to work. I don't hesitate to recommend this to teens or adults. 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was such an incredible story that made me want more. 
Paperback_Princess More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story. The entire time that I was reading it, I had no idea how it was going to end, and that was the most exciting part. I adored Anna and Bennet as they tried to navigate the entirety of their relationship across so many different years. I bought the hardcover of this book while still had the ARC to read, and once I finished this book I was so glad that I went out and spend the money to buy this book in its finished form. I loved how this book made me squeel as Bennet did these nice things for Anna and their romance budded. I also loved the time travel theory that Tamara Ireland Stone came up with. That Bennet could go no earlier than his birth and no later than the date that he was in. I think that too often people want to write about time travel but not the different intricacies that go into traveling through time.   I think what really did it for me in this book was that Anna wasn't a push over when it came to her relationship with Bennet. When she got mad at him for something he did that she felt was wrong, she stuck with it, she didn't let herself be pushed around because she didn't want to lose him, and she most certainly didn't go catatonic when life ripped them apart.  All in all, my friends, move this to the top of your to-read list, because this is a book you don't want to miss out on.
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KateUnger More than 1 year ago
This is a really cute time travel story. Anna is living in 1995. She's 16 years old, she's a cross country runner, and she's dreams of traveling the world. One morning she sees a strange boy watching her run. He's there one minute and gone the next, leaving no footprints in the snow. Later that same day he turns up at her school, the new kid from California. She's strangely drawn to him, and he seems to know her name, but he denies seeing her on the track. One evening he rescues her from a robbery at her family's bookstore. He teleports her to safety, and he has to tell her his secrets. Bennett can travel through time and space. He's from San Francisco in 2012, and he's in Evanston in 1995 looking for his sister who went missing after a time travel excursion went awry. I really enjoyed this contemporary romance. The added elements of time travel gave it enough plot to hold my interest. The characters were really adorable, and the unusual situation they were stuck in gave them some struggles that made the story more interesting. I reserved the sequel immediately after finishing this book. I can't wait to see where Stone takes this story. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/03/book-review-time-between-us-ya.html
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
"What I just did could change everything, or it could change nothing. But I have to try. I've got nothing to lose. If my plan doesn't work, my life will remain the same: Safe. Comfortable. Perfectly average. "But that wasn't the life I originally chose." Anna Greene and Bennett Cooper never should have met. In fact, it should have been impossible for them to meet since Anna lives a comfortable-yet-too-small life in suburban Chicago--in 1995--and Bennett is a music loving teen living in San Francisco. In 2012. Bennett is a time traveler who has come to 1995 Chicago for reasons of his own. He doesn't plan to meet Anna, let alone get close to her. Not when he could be pulled back to his own time at any moment. With time literally against them, Anna and Bennett may have to rewrite history itself to stay together in Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone. Time Between Us is Stone's first novel. Time After Time, a companion novel continuing Anna and Bennett's story (this time told in Bennett's voice) is due out in October 2013. If this premise sounds like The Time Traveler's Wife, that's because it is very similar. Except 400 pages shorter and without all the angst and random violence. Despite the obvious similarities Time Between Us is a tighter, more light-hearted read. Anna and Bennett have problems, they even face danger, but the tone throughout is one of optimism and defiance instead of inevitability or defeat. The opening--jumping between several time periods to get to the start of the story--is strong full of promise and just enough foreshadowing to draw readers in. Unfortunately despite the potential and my own excitement about this title, I just did not connect with it. Readers looking for a sweeping romance and references to 1990s culture and technology will find a lot to enjoy here. Anna and Bennett are adorable together and their story is a good one. Romance-wise it doesn't get more gripping than two lovers separated not by distance but by time itself. That said, it takes a very long time for Stone to get to the crux of the story with Bennett revealing his secret to Anna. Instead readers spend a lot of time watching the protagonists circle each other and hint at things. While this technique did create tension in the narrative, it was frustrating to have to wait so long for what is promised right from the jacket copy and the first pages. If, like me, you want more fantasy/science fiction and less romance, Time Between Us may not be the best fit.* I also could not shake the feeling that, given the opening of the novel, Anna was a passive heroine.** Time Between Us is the book I wanted to read when I tried The Time Traveler's Wife. Time Between Us is, in fact, the perfect book for readers who like the idea of time travel but don't worry too much about the actual mechanics of it.*** *For a more fantasy/science fiction-y time travel romance I'd recommend Hourglass by Myra McEntire which has a faster pace and much more explanation as to the time travel. It also gets bonus points for having the female lead do most of the traveling through time. Even while I was reading Time Between Us and enjoying it well enough, I couldn't help but wonder if the difference between liking it and loving it would have been making Anna the time traveler instead of Bennett. **Like, fine she needs to try and get her great love to work out and get back the life she really did choose. But how bad was this safe life she had as of 2011? She's okay with just waiting to see what happens and potentially obliterating the life she has had until that point? ***Bennett's rules to deal with causality and the implications of his travel seemed very malleable to me. And I also like more explanations as to the why and how when time travel comes into play. *This book was acquired for review from the publisher at BEA 2012*
blue_gummybear More than 1 year ago
     I thought my book would be like a break up story then at the end of the story they’d get back together. The book wasn’t what I expected . I feel different because it wasn’t what I expected it to be. The whole thing changed basically it was a whole different story then what I imagined it would be. It’s a fantasy book about time travel to find love. My story is about, Bennett traveling into the future he went to find  Anna. As their relationship deepens they have to decide if they should stay together and suffer the consequences… To Be Continued.  The main characters are Anna and Bennett, Anna is a 16 yr old girl that lives in Evanston, Illinois in 1995, Bennett is a 16 yr old boy he  lives in San Francisco, California in 2011. I liked this book for 2 reasons and the first reason is, I especially like romantic books and the  second reason is, it is a confusing, mixed up and page turning book. I loved this book so very much!!! I recommend this book for probably  12 and up. YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I love time travel and all things related, but this book was something new. I never really thought about the rules of time travel before, like not being able to go past the current date or farther back than your birth date, and the "butterfly affect". I fell in love with Anna from page one, and felt a connection to each and every one of these dynamic characters. The book is not hard to read or process, but it's not "simple" either. And even though it's obviously ficrion, there's something believable about the way they think and talk. This book will keep you up at night and leave you sighing with pleasure at the end.
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Love how this book grabbed me and pulled me in! If you like time travelers wife youll love this even more
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
Wow. That was the word I said aloud when I finished reading Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone. And that's "wow" in the very best sense of the word. Not the "wow" I said when I finished reading Allegiant. In fact, I chose Time Between Us after I'd had a few days to come to terms with the end of Allegiant and I wanted to something new and fresh to read. I looked in my Nook library for something different, something less dark. I read the description and decided it was exactly what my broken heart needed. I thought this was a fresh concept and I was not disappointed. Time Between Us is as warm and inviting as a hot latte on a cold early spring evening in a Chicago suburb. I curled up with this story and let it envelop me in its promise of something magical and utterly romantic. I love Anna and Bennett's story and the possibilities it brings. I found the characters rich and fascinating and the plot riveting, but not grueling. It was more like a gentle run that gets the endorphins flowing rather than a gritty obstacle course that leaves you exhausted. And as far as I'm concerned, this was exactly what I needed. I generally love all things time-travel related. My favorite Disney movie is Meet the Robinsons, I've seen Time after Time a dozen times and all three Back to the Future movies more times than I can count. So a book about teen romance and time travel is a book written for me, whether or not the author knew that's what she was doing. Throw in two of my favorite bands, Pearl Jam and Phish, and this book is at the top of my five-star recommendations.
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