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With a focus on time travel, Bad Love Strikes takes readers on an unforgettable journey through different places and times. It follows the lives of a bunch of teenagers in the ‘70s who accidentally stumble upon a time machine and use it to save victims of the 1944 Holocaust.
While each member of the gang has their own unique personality and gifts, they are able to work together to perform a successful mission and further strengthen their bond. If there is one area that the author excels at here, it is character development. He gives you so much information about the protagonists that you can be forgiven for feeling that they are your friends. And I must say, the plot twist at the end is quite a kicker as well. I also appreciate the incorporation of names and stories of real-life people like Albert Einstein and President Nixon; an ingenious strategy that makes this narrative much more believable and realistic. Moreover, the fact that a huge chunk of the story is written in the voice of the main character, aptly nicknamed Bubble Butt (BB), makes the story more personal and relatable. Coupled with the integration of different songs you can listen to as you read the book, makes it fun to read.
I particularly found it quite interesting how informed the author seems to be about the subject matter, explaining the physics behind time travel so eloquently, and even mentioning some contributing scientists along the way. Clearly, a lot of research went into the writing of this book, making it as informative as it is entertaining.
At the heart of it, Bad Love Strikes is a book about hope and friendship; the two things that can keep you going in the darkest of times. In bringing out these themes the author does a good job, but I felt that the long-winded history and science-based paragraphs were a little overwhelming at time. It is also easy to lose track of the various characters’ names and backstories.
Otherwise, not only does this book have a solid plot, but it is also well written. If you’re a lover of history and science fiction, you will definitely enjoy reading Kevin L. Schewe’s Bad Love Strikes.
Pages: 201 | ASIN: B07XFT5C7L
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