Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez

The Photo Traveler by Arthur J. Gonzalez
Publisher: Fahrenheit Publishing
Publish Date: February 20, 2013
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0988891611

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

The premise is a great one - a group of people that have the ability to travel through photos to different places and times.  Awesome, right?

Gavin is adopted. His adoptive mother died, his adoptive dad turned into a drunk. He runs away after his dad beats him up again and he's looking for money or anything to help himself to and finds information about his birth family.

Gavin doesn't really show any great growth throughout the story. He's impulsive, screws things up - sometimes it seems on purpose. I didn't care for Gavin, he just seemed dumb at times, not real teenage boy dumb, but 'grown up trying to think like a teenage boy' dumb.

There's a group of 'evil' photo travelers also.  They want the vials of fluid that seem to hold the secret to photo traveling.  Gavin refuses to give the vials his family has to the other group.

I think that the characters need a bit of development and the plot needs some tweaking also.

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