It began as one of those days when I asked myself, what else could go wrong?
And then I died.
Eleanor, a harried, middle-aged White female elementary schoolteacher (and former police officer), begins her day by dying in the year 1999.
Somehow, while her essence is en route to wherever one’s essence goes upon death, she inadvertently ends up occupying the body of a 16-year-old Black male in 1858 Philadelphia.
Not only does she have to deal with the obvious gender, race, and time period changes, but she also has to figure out whether, when lives are at stake, she should interfere with history as she knows it.
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An engaging, thrilling history lesson!
The author manages to share a bit of important history, to create moments of comic relief and romance, all the while telling a fabulous tale of time-travel with enough adventure to keep one turning the pages well into the night.