Jessie Krazur is a 13-year-old girl who thinks it's 1840, even though it's 1996. Her parents live in Clifton, it's a tourism community, like Williamsburg (accept that people live there 24/7 and always act the part). When people in her village get sick, Jessie's ma (who remembers the modern world, where she was a nurse) tells her the secret of Clifton (Jessie really thinks its 1840) and sends her into the modern world for help. Due to the fact that Clifton residents are supposed to get modern medical treatment as a rule of living there.
Suddenly, Jessie must escape Clifton, deal with modern things like cars and phones, and learn who to trust. A lot for any 13 year old. Whatever she does, Jessie knows that life will never be the same.
I rate this book an 8.5 out of 10. It fulfilled the adventure category for my summer reading program. I don't know what else to call it. It's a good read, even for adults although it's designated to be a young adult book. I don't know if I would've been so brave as this little girl, despite being twice her age!