Surviving a Trip Through Time

This summer we're focusing on travel.  Many teens have contributed entries to the Find Your Way Teen Chicago Travel Guide featuring interesting places to explore, imagine and challenge the status quo. But what about time travel? Would you know how to survive a trip through time? Check out these stories of teens slipping though the space time continuum.

The Girl From Everywhere features 16-year-old Nix as she sails across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father's ship. When her father starts gambling with her very existence while searching for her mother, the fun may be about to end.

The Girl From Everywhere is available in other formats.

In Proof of Forever, four former best friends are transported back in time to a pivotal summer in all of their lives during a camp reunion. Zoe, Tali, Luciana and Joy must navigate their past selves, come to terms with their friendship and figure out a way together to get back to the present.

Passenger is a new series opener about 17-year-old violin prodigy Etta Spencer as she loses everything she knows and loves in one devastating night. One moment Etta goes from making her concert soloist debut in New York to finding herself prisoner aboard a ship in the distant past. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles, but years from home. Will Etta be able to return to present day?

What happens when your mother disappears and is presumed dead, but then you find out she's really part of a time travel group called the Viators and trapped in 12th century England? Well, you try your hand at time travel yourself to see if you can rescue her, right? At least that's what Hope Walton does in Into the Dim, although she must get over her fear of flying first. Will Hope be able to save her mother from another time-traveling group bent on keeping her mother in the past?

Only time will tell if these teens survive the trip. Hope you enjoy yours (and don't forget to tell us about it in your own Teen Chicago Travel Guide Submission)!