Quinn and Cora, the main characters in The Shape of Thunder by Jasmine Warga, used to be best friends. Until Quinn’s older brother shot himself and three others at the local high school— one of which being Cora’s older sister. Since then, Quinn and Cora have not spoken and Cora blames Quinn for her sister’s death. This all changes when Quinn begins to research the possibility of time travel. They realize they must work together to hopefully reverse what Quinn’s brother did that day. In order to make things right again, they have to put aside their past issues with each other in order to save their lives.
This book kept me turning the pages until the very end. The storyline was very interesting. I thought that the concept of time travel being real was fascinating. It had never occurred to me that traveling forward or backward into time could be possible which made this book all the more riveting. I also thought that reading about Quinn’s life as the sister of someone who had committed such a horrible act was very unique. I had never read a book from a perspective such as this one before.
I would without a doubt recommend this book. It was a real page turner that kept me enthralled until the end. It would be great for those interested in time travel. – Sophie Cornish