Becky Jamieson


Excellent, Intermediate, African American, Time Travel, Friendship

Document Type

Book Review


Otto and Steed Alston are middle schoolers who have spent their summer having magical mystery adventures. However, they have never had a day like the last day of summer. On that day they are tricked by Mr. Flux into using a magical camera to freeze time for their hometown and everyone in it. With help from the magical beings whose jobs it is to watch time and Otto’s future self, the cousins defeat Mr. Flux. They use time travel to erase the missed opportunity that created Mr. Flux, who was intent on stopping anyone else from having a missed opportunity.