My daughter and I both enjoyed the book, which I think is perfect for ages 11 and up. You can read all about it at Karen's website : http://www.kcdyer.com There's also and excellent study guide available on her website if you're interested in using the book for that sort of thing.
The writing is excellent, the characters engaging, the plot riviting, and the historical detail, rich. I especially liked how the author was able to demonstrate the contrasts between medieval life and modern life through the eyes of her characters. This is not your typical teen-angst fluff.
You can find out more about this book at the website. With all the nonsense being published for kids and teens these days, it's refreshing to find a book like this. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as my daughter and I have, if you can find a copy. This one's worth seeking out elsewhere if you can't find it here. Consider supporting a relatively new and excellent children's author and purchasing new... Sorry, we can't part with ours ; )
Reviewed by Katrina C. Margell for TeensReadToo.com
"Think of all the different things that happened in the past as seeds. Some seeds grow, becoming the future, and some never grow at all."
Darrell Connor was a typical pre-teenager. Bright, active, and happy, without a worry in the world. Until that fateful day a motorcycle accident took her father's life and part of her own right leg three years ago.
Still bitter about her past, thirteen-year-old Darrell faces a new challenge: spending the summer at Eagle Glen, a "special" arts boarding school. Though reluctant, Darrell cannot ignore the sense of mystery there; it draws her. As unbidden friendships begin to form, she investigates.
While in the undertaking of catching an illegal crab-trapper, Darrell discovers a passage through time. She finds herself in Medieval Scotland during The Black Plague - a change of pace that eventually helps her regain her footing. Adventure abounds in the past and present for Darrell and her friends at Eagle Glen, and she begins to wonder: "Is it possible to change my past, too?"
SEEDS OF TIME is a captivating novel by KC Dyer. Her enjoyable writing style draws the reader in and holds them until the end. Complete with Scottish Gaelic vocabulary and castle terminology, SEEDS OF TIME is a miniature history lesson in disguise.