STAND BY ME

By
Judi Curtin
Stand By Me

What if something happened long ago that still makes you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth’s favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past – and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can!

 

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256 pages
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In the second book in the Time After Time series our favourite time-travelling best friends are back!

What if something happened long ago that still makes you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth’s favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past – and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can! But how can they find who they’re looking for without apps or social media? And what will the girls make of the 60s, where the hairstyles are wild, the slang is weird and no one’s heard of ciabatta?

And can they help Graham fix a friendship that was destroyed back in 1960? The girls soon discover that fun with friends is just the same whatever time you live in and that real friendship lasts forever – even when you’re apart.

This is an exciting story about time-travel, family, friendship and love.

Judi Curtin is the best-selling author of the ‘Alice and Megan’ series, the 'Eva' series. several other books. Judi's new series, beginning with Time After Time, is about Beth and Molly, accidental time-travelling best friends.

a brilliant read … a wise and funny novel for readers aged 8+ about friendship

Sarah Webb

the second full-length volume in her series about two time-travelling best friends, though as with all her work, Curtin’s main concern is the dynamic between friends and among family members rather than complicated science-fiction … the commentary about the dangers of overly relying on technology is gentle, and the injustices of the past – particularly relating to the treatment of those with disabilities – are also confronted … technically an easy read, but the novel’s emotional impact shouldn’t be underestimated

Irish Times

The follow-up to the well-received time-slip adventure Time after Time, Stand By Me again stars best-friends turned stepsisters Molly and Beth and sends them time-travelling once more… While there are some excellent jokes at the girls’ expense as they grapple with the peculiarities of a time that seems a million light years away from where we are now, it’s not really the time travel element that is the biggest concern for Judi Curtin, rather it’s the opportunities it provides to examine a relationship and emotions that have developed over time … Judi Curtin is at her best when writing about feelings and relationships. She does so with a delicacy and sensitivity, an unforced warmth, and a real understanding both of young people and family dynamics. Beth and Molly are strong individuals, but as a duo their different personalities allow them each to be the best they can be … Funny and moving, this is a really rewarding read

Books for Keeps

Judi Curtin returns with another endearing tale featuring time-travelling best friends Molly and Beth … Described as the Irish Jacqueline Wilson, Judi Curtin brings warmth, humour and emotion to experiences and feelings that young readers will instantly relate to. Beth and Molly are adorable friends that you'd just love to have on your side in times of need. Stand By Me is a story about friendship, misunderstandings and how sometimes things just aren't quite what they seem

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