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The iPhone that Saved George Washington The Left Behinds #1

Percy Jackson fans will embrace this humorous time travel adventure the first in a series about an iPhone malfunction that sends three kids back to 1776 in time to rescue George Washington On Christmas Day Mel finds General George Washington lying dead as a doornail in a stable But Mel The concept is nice and there were some funny parts but the writing was forking weirdAlso that endingSo disappointed since I don't want to read the rest of the series or whatever

Summary ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ David Potter

Knows that George Washington must cross the Delaware River or the course of American history will be changed forever Could Mel’s iPhone have sent him back in time to 1776? And can Mel and his schoolmates know it all Bev and laid back Brandon come to the rescue? Perhaps with a little h The concept of this book gets 5 stars and I think most kids I would hand this to would love it just based upon that general idea time travel that is possible through an iPhone appThis is totally modern and since most kids I know don't even set their phones down to brush their teeth or sleep it might grab the attention of some reluctant readers There are awesome historical figures facts and events during the American Revolution that the story is based around which is super awesome That being said parts of it drove me crazy it went on far too long the chapters often cut off in strange spots and what made me crazy was that the kids' teacher texted them using R U there? and other text shorthand I think this could have been executed better but with the current time we live in kids will really enjoy this idea and hopefully learn a few things while reading it tooNote to myself There's a line that says burn in hell so don't buy this for my third graders; not worth the issues it will cause Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves iPhone have sent him back The Purpose-Guided Universe in time to 1776? And can Mel and his schoolmates know The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion it all Bev and laid back Brandon come to the rescue? Perhaps with a little h The concept of this book gets 5 stars and I think most kids I would hand this to would love The Academy it just based upon that general Full Dark, No Stars idea time travel that If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, is possible through an 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida iPhone appThis La ética de la crueldad is totally modern and since most kids I know don't even set their phones down to brush their teeth or sleep 3052 it might grab the attention of some reluctant readers There are awesome historical figures facts and events during the American Revolution that the story Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories is based around which Mercator is super awesome That being said parts of Pasos perdidos en Granada it drove me crazy Suffering and no suffering it went on far too long the chapters often cut off Can We Live 150 Years? in strange spots and what made me crazy was that the kids' teacher texted them using R U there? and other text shorthand I think this could have been executed better but with the current time we live The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears in kids will really enjoy this Robs Shiny Dumptruck idea and hopefully learn a few things while reading Business English it tooNote to myself There's a line that says burn Roller Girl in hell so don't buy this for my third graders; not worth the Mama Glow issues Fire in the Sky it will cause

David Potter ✓ 7 Free read

Elp from two colonial kids and Benjamin Franklin himself Debut novelist David Potter cleverly combines time travel humor and American history in this fast paced adventure For American Revolution enthusiasts there's information about historical reenactments additional reading and website I actually listened to the audio book version it was pretty slow I think I would've liked it if I had read the actual book instead of listening to it Really cool concept The author did a ton of research so the book is packed with historic detail The characters weren't very detailed though And I'm not the biggest sci fi fan to begin with


10 thoughts on “The iPhone that Saved George Washington The Left Behinds #1

  1. says:

    Please note that I received a free ARC of this book in a contest and would like to say a huge thank you for the opportunity to read and review itMel Bev and Brandon don't have the best relationship with each other However it's the Christmas holidays and their parents are either too busy or too successful for these three children to come home with them In turn they made arrangements with their school to take care of these three over the course of the vacation They are the Left Behinds To make their time less unpleasant special events were planned out so that boredom did not overtake their lives One of these such arrangements was on Christmas Day when their teacher decided to take them to the annual reenactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware River Things don't go exactly as planned though as Mel Bev and Brandon witness a ueer man exit the basement of a nearby building Daring each other to go down to the stranger's previous location As they descend and find a computer they are suddenly transported to a most bizarre and curious place Before them in a horse stall George Washington is lying dead right before their very eyes Wait this has to be a part of the reenactment right? Perhaps not only were they transported to a different scene but perhaps they were transported to a different time as well If that's true however that means the real first President of the United States is dead before he even crossed the Delaware River That means that as many serious events such as the defeating of the Hessians at Trenton the United States would not be the United States that we know today if Washington is really dead That can't be good All the children have on them are the clothes on their back and theiriPhones What can Mel Bev and Brandon possibly do to save the future so that they have a home to return to? Can history be saved? Read the exciting The Left Behinds The iPhone that Saved George Washington to find out My reviewDavid Potter made an enjoyable Middle Grade novel that conveyed an adventurous story chalk full of American history in an enjoyable way This story was entertaining and amusing at the same time I really enjoyed the humor and the way that certain historical figures were portrayed For example Benjamin Franklin was so inuisitive always asking uestions to which Mel had trouble answering himself However I will say that the way that George Washington was represented I did not particularly like him I found him to be a bit rude at times but I still find his character to be uite amusing at other moments especially when trying to understand the explanation of the present The story was really imaginative a sure grabber for many young readers I can fondly remember my fourth grade teacher reading to my class George Washington's Socks by Elvira Woodruff and this brought back memories of that While they both had similar elements to them I loved David Potter's reiteration of history and his covering of some myths that are freuently brought up such as George Washington possessing wooden teeth The mystery of the iPhones working was what kept me turning the pages I wanted to know just how George Washington could have been killed when this fact completely deviates from the rest history The alternate route and how it exactly came to be was excellently approached and this was a great setup for the rest of this series I would gladly enjoy continuing on with it


  2. says:

    The concept is nice and there were some funny parts but the writing was forking weirdAlso that endingSo disappointed since I don't want to read the rest of the series or whatever


  3. says:

    I wanted this to be good I really did But a great concept an iPhone app that allows time travel falls apart in the execution The chapters are repetitive and weirdly short; the story takes way too long to explain the set up; at least half of the characters are wholly unnecessary Normally I'd just say Eh and let it go but this was SUCH a neat idea that I'm genuinely upset that it wasn't rewritten to repair these problems Huge missed opportunity Not recommended


  4. says:

    Excellent premise and I love me some time travel but the execution was trying There was much to like here tweens forced to deal with the realities of life in 1776 problem solving etc but the story felt forced repetitive too many on page explanations of iPhone for example and too long


  5. says:

    The concept of this book gets 5 stars and I think most kids I would hand this to would love it just based upon that general idea time travel that is possible through an iPhone appThis is totally modern and since most kids I know don't even set their phones down to brush their teeth or sleep it might grab the attention of some reluctant readers There are awesome historical figures facts and events during the American Revolution that the story is based around which is super awesome That being said parts of it drove me crazy it went on far too long the chapters often cut off in strange spots and what made me crazy was that the kids' teacher texted them using R U there? and other text shorthand I think this could have been executed better but with the current time we live in kids will really enjoy this idea and hopefully learn a few things while reading it tooNote to myself There's a line that says burn in hell so don't buy this for my third graders; not worth the issues it will cause


  6. says:

    An iPhone malfunction sends a group of children back to 1776 where they find General George Washington lying dead in a barn Unless they can figure out how to undo what has happened the course of history will be changed forever Although the kids were in constant danger humor gave the book an overall lighthearted feel The reader Kirby Heyborne did an incredible job He is one of my favorite readers I give him 5 stars and the book 3 12 stars The Left Behinds has the potential to be a really great series


  7. says:

    I actually listened to the audio book version it was pretty slow I think I would've liked it if I had read the actual book instead of listening to it Really cool concept The author did a ton of research so the book is packed with historic detail The characters weren't very detailed though And I'm not the biggest sci fi fan to begin with


  8. says:

    While this book had a cool premise and interesting beginning a dead general vVERY important in American history the writing style is jagged and abrupt Sort of stream of consciousness style that did not make for a fluid read Maybe it will appeal to a kid but this adult did not like its style


  9. says:

    The kids and I listened to the audio version of this book on a long car trip The book provided historical details that added to the humor in the book as well as a history lesson The audio version seemed a little slow and we lost interest near the end


  10. says:

    This almost got 3 stars because I liked the concept and there were certainly moments that made me chuckle However the pacing was all wrong and the ending was wholly unsatisfactory The dialognarration was also clumsy falling into the trap of trying too hard to sound like a kid I expected this to be a story where three unlikely friends bonded in the face of crisis and while that kind of happened it was an afterthought and not convincing in the slightest Also while clearly well researched it didn't provide a very nuanced picture of some of our founding fathers which in 2015 when this was written doesn't make sense to me Additionally the things like people not understanding Mel's Nike's got old and redundant after a while which is a shame because that could have been such an interesting point of contactVery disappointing because it's a great concept and historical time travel is a favorite trope of mine


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