While at the public library looking for another book, I stumbled across this teen science fiction book. In 1977, Kenny Maxwell and his parents have just moved into this old Victorian house, and have started to renovate when Kenny discovers a secret behind the walls of the home. He discovers a dead baby wrapped in newspaper with a note: "Help me make it not happen, Kenny. Help me stop him. Clive is dead all over again."
Soon after, he meets Luka, a girl from the future, who shows him the Backward Glass, a mirror that allows certain people to travel in time. There is a legend of "Prince Harming," a man who kidnaps and kills kids for no reason, who is also out to get the "mirror kids." Once he traps Kenny in the past, Kenny must save the baby he found dead, and find the courage to face what happens to him in the future.
Backward Glass was not as good as I had hoped. The book started out as really great, but halfway through the book, it was like a different author wrote the second half. The mood and plot changed, especially the ending. Suddenly it would feel like the story was all wrapped up and at the end, but then it changed, and there was more. That happened over and over, and made me really just want to get it over with already. The real ending was not clear, and I wish it were different.
The first half of the book was amazing, and it is such a shame that it went so downhill. I don't recommend this book.
Title: Backward Glass
Author: David Lomax
Pages: 315 pages
Rating: 2 Stars