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Common Sense Media says

Time-traveling thriller puts three teens in NYC on 9/11.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byBirdBoyBen September 25, 2012
AGE
13
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Well worth a read

Surprisingly intense and scary, the first installment of the Time Riders series was a pleasant surprise. The beginning was shocking and immediately got me interested in the book, and there were just enough gaps between action to build up a fair bit of tension. The characters appear weak at first but characterization is strong and builds them up until you can see right inside their thoughts, feel their fear and excitement. There was a fair amount of gore including mangled bodies and frightening mutant humans, though it is not graphically described. There are also some very good lessons that can be learnt from the book about teamwork, friendship and the idea of a 'perfect world'. My only criticism is that I felt there could have been a bit more description in places, particularly of the rescuing at the beginning and New York itself, but other than that this book is brilliant.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byTipp March 16, 2012
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11
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Pretty good book.

Good book, quite simple but still the next book you should read.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
Teen, 14 years old Written byamazinggracy April 21, 2013
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13
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Benificial

great! sci-fi that teaches the reader a little history in the process.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old April 26, 2014
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9
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Awsome Book!

This is an excellent book with a great story and good characters. It is very very hard to put it down because you feel like being a part of the time traveling adventure! Some violent themes though. Otherwise an awesome book!
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byNitro_Python August 7, 2013
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12
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Very good

Violent book series will be fine for those 12+
What other families should know
Too much violence