The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Gottie believes she is spontaneously traveling through time. She has traveled to last summer when her grandfather died … to the wonderful afternoon she fell in love with Jason … and also to the day her best friend moved away. Gottie is trying to figure out if she is really traveling through time or if she is losing her mind. Can she mathematically unravel what is going on around her?
The Square Root of Summer is a quirky story that brings together romance, science fiction and theoretical mathematics. Readers will quickly try and stay one step ahead of Gottie as she attempts to use information from fiction and non-fiction sources to discover what is happening to her. Hapgood is able to create a gaggle of characters that are slowly revealed to be broader and deeper than the reader originally perceived. This is a good read for those who don’t normally like science fiction, but would like to try their minds on something else.
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