Day 104: “Time at the Top”

I recently finished reading Time at the Top by Edward Ormondroyd. This semi-classic children’s book is about a girl whose 1960s apartment building elevator magically transports her through time to the 1880s. The story has a clunky structure that initially made it hard for me to get into while also giving away most of the plot early on. I also didn’t like how the author tried to use the bad spelling of the building superintendent (an Italian immigrant) for comedic purpose. But, in all other respects the book was sweet and charming, and it did not stint on the happy ending. Grade: A-

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