I loved this book, which surprised me because 1) I have pretty high standards, and 2) I'm not generally a fan of fantasy or science fiction. It is extremely well-written, and the story line is both imaginative and exciting. In fact, I had trouble putting it down and read it in two sittings, ignoring my huge to-do list. I am the director of an elementary school, and I will be buying some copies for the students, as I know they will enjoy it as much as I did and will benefit from its portrayals and message. I absolutely recommend "Return to Now, Book One" for both adults and children.