This book is written by Thomas Taylor and is classified under the science fiction genre. The story is an interesting mix of mystery, crime solving and adventure which revolves around Eddie, Adam and David. The boys are all in their teens and one thing that they have in common is a specific set of abilities – they can time-travel in the past but they appear as ghosts. However, they have different mindsets on how and why they are using this ability. Eddie is sworn to protect the course of history. Adam wants to change it for his own ends. And David must find a way to keep them apart – and save the future of the world.
As a firm believer of the possibility of time travelling, I have always been intrigued reading these kinds of books. As mentioned in the story, the characters are able to time-travel but with a catch. They can only do so in their dreams (in which case, they are called Dreamwalkers) and they look as if they are ghost if they are already outside their timeline. The book tackles about the studies of projected consciousness or astral projection as a way of travelling back in time. In a way, the projected “soul” of the character possesses ghostly abilities like passing through walls or transforming into something scary.
This story is a very good read, in my opinion, not only because of its interesting plotline but because it also talked a bit about the essence and importance of relationships, trust, honesty and forgiveness. Since this is about time-travelling to the past, the plot emphasized that little actions done to alter the past can hugely affect the present and presumably, the future.
I really liked reading this book knowing that in some alternate universe, people can do stuff that normal people cannot do. One of the morals that I learned while reading this book reminds me of the infamous line of Uncle Ben in Spider-Man, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Having abilities that other people cannot do makes a person greedy of that power that he forgot about being humble and using it for the greater good. With that being said, we should always be modest and grateful of all the things we are able to receive. It is never up to us to make other people feel inferior just because they have less.