“Time travel isn’t a wonder; it’s an abomination.”
“Loving someone doesn’t ever completely go away.”
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill is one of the best time travel stories I have ever read. The story is told by the same person, but by two different versions of themselves. You have Marina whom is in high school and has a crush on her best friend James. And then there’s her future self, Em, whom travels back in time with Finn in order to stop the creation of the time machine known as Cassandra. In the future, the Cassandra has brought nothing but pain and despair to the world. It’s a corrupt piece of equipment used for the sole purpose to become more powerful for those that use it. Em and Finn have traveled back in time numerously, attempting to stop the development of the machine, but to no avail. There is only one thing left for them to try, they must kill it’s creator and stop it from ever being built. All Our Yesterdays is action packed, and extremely thought provoking. Both versions of Marina grow so much in the story, and by the end they are purely inspiring and admirable. Not only does both versions of the girl experience betrayal, over come obstacles, and fall in love, but they also learn how to love themselves.
I tell her I love her, and I realize as I say it that I love me, too.”
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