Read Circa Now Online Free - Twelve-year-old Circa Monroe has a knack for restoring old photographs. It's a skill she learned from her dad, who loves old pictures and putting fun digital twists on them. His altered "Shopt" photos look so real that they could fool nearly anybody, and Circa treasures the fun stories he makes up to explain each creation.
One day, her father receives a strange phone call requesting an urgent delivery, and he heads out into a storm. The unimaginable happens: a tornado, then a terrible accident. Just as Circa and her mom begin to pick up the pieces, a mysterious boy shows up on their doorstep, a boy called Miles who remembers nothing about his past. The only thing he has with him is the photograph that Circa's dad intended to deliver on the day he died.
As Circa tries to help Miles recover his identity, she begins to notice something strange about the photos she and her father retouched-the digital flourishes added to the old photos seem to exist in real life. The mysteries of the Shopt photos and Miles's past are intertwined, and in order to solve both, Circa will have to figure out what's real and what's an illusion.
With stunning prose, captivating photographs, and a hint of magic, Circa Now is a gripping story full of hope and heart.
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
July 20, 2016
Random thoughts prior to review:
This was a very well done story that I think my students will really enjoy. It's real enough in itself, but has an air of paranormalcy that young readers will especially enjoy. Very well written, it is a story of love, loss, and healing through pictures, and I espe...
May 30, 2014
As I read this book, a cherished memory from my past danced within. It was of my teenage self, meandering thru the Art Institute of Chicago, pausing in front of paintings and sculptures to soak in their ingenuity. I'd switch back and forth between the beautiful stories told by each piece, to the...
June 09, 2014
It's really hard to write a review for a book as good as Circa Now. This is one of those books I slowed down to read, trying to make it last as long as I could.
It was a fantastic story. I loved the concept of reality mixing with fantasy. While it was a sad story, it was also one of hope. Circa w...
June 22, 2014
Such an interesting and unique work. Loved the surprise ending and the contents of the Shopt folder. Middle graders love a character their age who takes control and triumphs and Circa certainly does that. Hard subject matter handled with great sensitivity. Quirky but very believable characters. A...
March 31, 2014
This is one of the most cleverly written books that I've read in a while. It couldn't put it down after reading the first chapter. I would recommend this book to anyone.
June 27, 2014
This book came highly recommended for good reason! What a creative story! I just loved Circa and Miles. What a wonderful story of hope in the face of tragedy.
April 11, 2015
What a sweet and sad story all mushed up together.
September 21, 2017
Bleh. Would make a better movie then a book.
March 17, 2017
March 15, 2017
This is an interesting book because it is a little bit of a mystery. Also, the people in the story are very relatable.