This clever and witty debut novel combines mystery, adventure, and time travel as it tells the story of Alex, a curious, bright twelve-year old girl who has been brought up by her eccentric Uncle Henry. Alex loves science, maths and invention but is dismissed as a nobody by her classmates. If Alex is really such a nobody why did crowds gather at the hospital when she was born, why do coaches full of people try to spot her from the school gates and why do strangely dressed tourists follow her every move? Alex is not famous… at least … not yet. When the mysterious Jasper Song joins Alex’ class at school the two become firm friends. This friendship is so important to Alex that when Jasper disappears before her very eyes her attempts to find and save him lead her on a journey into the future and the discovery of her true identity.
This intriguing, fast paced, and often humorous, story will keep readers gripped with its odd clues and twists and turns. Alex is a sympathetic and endearing character and her attempt to solve the puzzle of what it means to be famous in the future will guide readers into an accessible and inventive exploration of time travel. Key figures and moments from history are cleverly woven into the plot and the book celebrates friendship, courage, kindness, and the importance of embracing different skills. This is an unusual and page-turning adventure full of clever ideas.