The Time-Traveling Fashionista on Board the Titanic
by Bianca Turetsky
On the shelf at the used book store this book definitely caught my eye. The title involves time travel. LOVE! The girl on the cover looks like she is having a good time. I LOVE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME! And the blurb mentions the Titanic. SOLD!
This book was just flat-out fun. There’s no deep story, no real fight for survival, but I didn’t go into the story expecting that. I was just looking for a lighter quick read and the book certainly delivers.
Personally, I loved the illustrations in the book. They are on par with drawings I’ve seen fashion designers do. Plus each chapter is beautifully illuminated and there are full-page illuminated quotes throughout the books. All the illustrations are four-color and some of them span across two pages. So gorgeous!
This book is a decent read for fans of the Titanic. It explores some of the social constructs of the time—lots of talk about class and discovering who you are and being true to yourself. A few historical figures are introduced. And is always the case in a Titanic novel, it’s a bit amazing to remember who was on the ship! I wouldn’t go into the story with any big hopes of discovering the meaning of life, but if you like time-travel and just want something fun and light-hearted, The Time-Traveling Fashionista on Board the Titanic should do you just fine.
The Quick Book Review
The Time-Traveling Fashionista On Board the TitanicPublished on: April 5, 2011
Genres: middle grade, historical fiction
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My Rating: Thumbs Up