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220 Pages, 5.75 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.95 (US $10.95) (CA $14.95)

Publication Date: February 2018

ISBN 9781943431311

Rights: WOR

Tumblehome Learning, Inc. (Feb 2018)

Price: $10.95


Fifteen-year-old runaway Singer has never known a place that feels like home or a family who can accept her physical disability. After a mysterious fire claims her last few possessions, Singer finally gets a chance to belong. She joins a team of displaced teens who are secret testers of the TimeTilter, an experimental in-person gaming site. But the team soon discovers that they're trapped in the TimeTilter, the subjects of dangerous research on the limits of human sensory perception. Battling to survive in a place where she can't trust her own senses, Singer must confront her self-doubts and search for home—and acceptance—in unexpected places. With key plot elements tied to bioengineering, the story contributes to student interest in STEM fields.


"Sonia Ellis's TimeTilter is an engaging, character-driven young adult adventure that sets a group of discarded teens against a ruthless corporation with shocking ramifications. . . . TimeTilter breathes new life into standard genre elements. The initial premise lures readers in, but it is the intense climax that throws the door open to a whole new conflict." —John M. Murray, (Children's SIP 2017) Foreword Reviews

Author Biography

Sonia Ellis is the author of the engineering middle-grade novel Talk to Me and the senior instructional designer for the Through My Window project. Her published work includes fiction, feature stories, profiles, articles on science and engineering, and more.