TWO GIRLS A CLOCK, AND A CROOKED HOUSE, by Michael Poore, Random House


Combine the thought-provoking time travel of When You Reach Me with the humorous storytelling of Lemony Snicket, and you get a wholly original journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart.

This is a story of things that are not possible.

It’s not possible for Amy to see spirits. (She does.)
It’s not possible that Amy and Moo can communicate using only their minds. (They do.)
It’s not possible to time-travel. (Yet.)
And it’s definitely not possible that witches exist. (Seriously?)

None of these things are possible. (Until now . . .)

Out September 2019

304 Pages Approx.


I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

The cover art reminds me of what’s been used for Charis  Cotter, author published by Random House. I love the style.

The premise enticed me to read this book written by an author I was until now, unfamiliar with. Needless to say, I’m glad I made this choice. What a lovely book for ages seven to ten and even younger children who are reading at a higher level. There’s magical overtures that spark the imagination, a great friendship with a cool character named “Moo;” and adventure, witches, environmental issues, and issues like bullying addressed.

There’s contrasts such as magic vs. science and good vs. evil laced throughout the plot. The plot moves quickly and twists and turns to keep the reader engaged and turning pages. I love the entire atmosphere of the language used. The characters are wonderfully developed and could easily fit into the gang, the “Goonies.” Even this adventure is something I could picture the whole gang going on.

I love Amy and Moo. They are fully developed and their antics kept a smile on my face. The connection these two friends have is endearing.

Ever wonder what could happen to you if struck by lightning?

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