Welcome to our online book club for grades 9-12! We are excited for you to join us in reading Timekeeper by Tara Sim.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Kits are ready for pickup today, Tuesday, January 3! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!
"Timekeeper" by Tara Sim
“In a Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time – and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It's a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors. And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny's new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower's clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield's time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he's fought to achieve. But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he'll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.”
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
More about the author, the book, and the world of Timekeeper:
Tara Sim’s site:
Publisher Simon and Schuster’s page on the book Timekeeper:
MasterClass’s article on how to make a clock:
English Heritage’s page on the story of Victorian England:
The Dictionary of Victorian London, a collection of primary sources about the era:
Included as well: a word search, a design your own clock activity, and instructions to play the card game Beggar My Neighbor.
We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come in and turn in a physical copy!