The Glass Sentence

The second book read on vacation was a kid’s book. I’m found of reading through the New York Times bestseller lists to see what’s popular for middle schoolers and high schoolers and this book wasn’t a disappointment. The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove is a great rollicking adventure featuring the story of Sophia, the niece of one of the renowned cartologers of her age. The world has gone through a great disruption and it has thrown all the various places on Earth into different time periods.

Sophia lives in 1891 in Boston, but other places in the world may be centuries ahead or behind that time. Her parents, great explorers, were never heard from again when they went to find a missing age. And Sophia, after her uncle is kidnapped, is forced to flee to protect herself and find her uncle.

I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. Throwing the world into different ages was a fascinating way to bring about a lot of tension and interest. And Sophia is a great character; she is smart, inquisitive, and willing to risk it all to save her uncle and figure out what is going on. In the process she shows a real talent for reading maps of all kinds, which I’m sure will be used in the second book in the series.

I’m excited to read the next book in the series to see where Sophia and her friends and uncle go next.