What a nightmare. Hannah Dias, California Girl with Attitude, and Alex, her laid-back brother, have moved from exciting San Francisco to boring Snipesville, Georgia. Life doesn't improve when they meet Brandon, a dorky kid who is plotting his escape from the Deep South, and the weird Professor, who has a strange secret.
Suddenly, the kids are catapulted thousands of miles and almost seventy years to England during World War Two. They fall into a world of stinging nettles, dragon ladies, bomb blasts, ugly underwear, stinky sandwiches, painful punishments, and non-absorbing toilet paper. They learn so much more than they could ever learn in a history class. Not that they want to learn it.
Just One Gripe:
I enjoyed this a lot, but it was more of a younger book for me. It was written on a maturity level similar to Incarceron, The City of Ember, and The Maze Runner. The writing and attention to detail; however, made up for this.
The Best Thing About This Book:
I liked the attention to detail.
Appropriate for a younger audience:
As this is more of a children's book, I am scoring it against other children's books. A five star children's book is not equivalent to a five star adult book, in my opinion.
Total Score: 24/25
Don't Know Where Don't Know When was a 3.5 star book for me personally, but I am rating it against other children's lit and it deserves 5 stars for that genre.
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an impartial review.