Rachel Carter has been a teacher, a nanny, a caterer, and a bellhop. A graduate of the University of Vermont and Columbia University, Rachel is also the author of So Close to You and This Strange and Familiar Place. She lives in Vermont.
"Carter deftly deals with the perils and pitfalls of time travel,
presenting well-rounded characters and a realistic look at life
during wartime. Readers will be relieved to know that So Close to
You is the first in a planned trilogy."--School Library Journal
"Back to the Future meets The X-Files."--ALA Booklist
"Readers will be hooked by the colorful details of life in 1944, the palpable feelings between Wes and Lydia, and a cliffhanger twist at the end that sets up the next book in this planned trilogy."--Publishers Weekly
Gr 7-10-The rumors surrounding the no-longer-operational military base near Lydia Bentley's home in Montauk, New York, range from its having underground laboratories to deadly reptoid aliens. Haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her great-grandfather from the base during World War II, Lydia searches for answers and becomes involved in a game of life and death when the carefully hidden machines at Camp Hero send her back in time to 1944. Carter deftly deals with the perils and pitfalls of time travel, presenting well-rounded characters and a realistic look at life during wartime in the 1940s. She serves up plenty of fast-paced action, and readers will be relieved to know that So Close to You is the first in a planned trilogy. There are no historical notes about Camp Hero, which exists, and its purported connections to the Montauk Project, which may or may not.-Sara Saxton, Tuzzy Consortium Library, Barrow, AK (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.