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  • Paperback
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  • The Photo Traveler
  • Arthur J. Gonzalez
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 9780988891616

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Free read ¸ The Photo Traveler â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Are still alive and living in Washington DCWhen he takes the plunge and travels 3000 miles to find his grandparents he learns that they and he are part of something much bigger and dangerous than he could ever have imagined Something that has always put his family at risk and that will now threaten his own life while forever changing it He learns that he is one of the last descendants of a small group of Photo Travelers people who can travel through time and space through images But his initial excitement turns to fea. The Photo Traveler is a captivating first novel by Arthur J Gonazalez My interest is captured when Gavin Hillstone escapes the abuse of his dysfunctional adopted family and searches for the grandparents he thought had abandoned him after the death of his parents After Gavin learns of his ability to time travel using the images in photographs he finds himself in a whirlwind of adventure and mystery But this unusual gift comes with a steep price lies betrayal and heartbreak from people he trusts There were moments when I smiled as Gavin interacted with his grandparents Bud and Estelleand even when Yogi teased him unmercifully What I couldn t relate to was Gavin s obsession with Marco s cousin Alanna a doomed relationship which left him a legacy he wasn t expecting and couldn t claim I highly recommend this novel and am looking forward to the Peace Hunter when it s released

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Free read ¸ The Photo Traveler â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook R when he soon discovers that he and his grandparents are being pursued by the fierce remnants of a radical European Photo Traveler cult the Peace Hunters What Gavin has they wantHis adventure will take him to past eras like The Great Depression and the Salem Witch Trials Gavin will have to discover who he really is and must make choices that spell the difference between life and death for himself for the relatives he now knows and loves and for the girl he will come to loveFor Gavin Hillstone life will never be the sa. WOW Just WOW Photo traveling at its BEST How cool is that I never thought that I would LOVE this it was FAR BETTER than I expected It conveys a lot of emotions I caught myself smiling laughing crying getting pissed and feeling nervous at times I was trying to figure out what will happen to the main character but boy I failed It was hard to guess because the story HAS A LOT OF TWIST AND TURNS I love the MYSTERIOUSNESS and all that I m glad Mr Gonzalez puts some historical details in it I love the SALEM WITCH TRIAL It was so VIVID I was so engrossed while reading that part that for one moment I wanted to go there and kick Gavin s ass What the hell is he thinkingWhen I started reading this for some reason I couldn t put it down I was deeply moved by the story There is this one particular chapter that really HIT me I CAN T STOP MYSELF FROM CRYING I swear it broke my heart and remembering it makes me want to burst out again I had made a STRONG connection in each character especially to Gavin I could feel the weigh on his shoulders I wanted to help him if only I couldI M INLOVE WITH THIS BOOK AND I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS even if I m not a young adult But who cares anyway It keeps me wanting for Imagine my reaction when I found out that the second book is still in progress I can t wait for the second installment I know it will answer all my uestions

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Free read ¸ The Photo Traveler â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Seventeen year old Gavin Hillstone is resigned to being miserable for the rest of his life Left alone in the world after his parents died in a fire when he was four he was placed in foster care which for him meant ending up in an abusive home with an alcoholic adoptive fatherGavin’s only escape is in taking and creating images His camera is his refuge from the unending torture and isolation of daily life in his “family”Until he learns by accident that he isn’t alone in the world after all His father’s parents. Warning There will be spoilers and you should assume ranting of some sortReview Up front I will confess that I did not actually read The Photo Traveler in its entirety I got to about 150 pages in then decided to skip to the last two chapters I stuck to the book for as long as I could but my patience ran outGavin was one of the hardest characters to like and since the entire book is narrated from his point of view the story faltered because of it I can understand what the author attempted to do through his character Gavin grew up in a foster family with an abusive alcoholic foster father and a foster mother too afraid to ever stand up to him and a foster sister who is spoiled so he is lonely and finds solace in taking pictures He has no friends and feels trapped I could understand why Gavin always felt so angry and suspicious The problem is that Gavin throws temper tantrums like an eight year old throughout the entire book He s supposed to be seventeen possibly eighteen can t remember which but reads like a twelve or fourteen year old in dialogue and actions I could never feel any real connection with him or care about what he faces because he can t stop acting like the world owed him something He s incredibly selfish angst ridden and childish He makes a TON of stupid reckless decisions that not only affect him but those around him and never thinks about that long enough to actually stop committing the same stupid acts I seriously wanted to kick him HARDThere aren t any characters I liked in the book None of them were developed well enough to find any real connection with and they lacked real depth The villain type characters were too ridiculous to take as a serious threatThen there s the plot I like the concept of the plot being able to travel back in time and to the future through photos but the mess of execution killed the idea as soon as it s presented Gavin discovers he has biological grandparents he never knew about and runs away from his foster home to find them Once he gets there he uickly throws one of his temper tantrums despite how they invite him to live in their home and he storms out When he gets back he starts demanding answers from them and the grandparents take him into a photograph to show him the truth of what their family is Gavin just accepts everything without much of a fight and right from the beginning he makes dangerous mistakes that put his life in danger his grandparents life in danger and those who befriend him He nearly gets killed than once but never learns his lessonThere were also a lot of inconsistencies within the concept Gavin s grandparents take Gavin into a photo the first day they meet They claim only a few chapters later that they can t travel through photos any and haven t done it for a long time which made absolutely no sense They continue to claim they can t travel between pictures but kept doing it throughout various scenes in the book Gavin travels into a picture to see his parents and somehow they instantly recognize who he is but it s a picture BEFORE Gavin is ever born how would they know what he looked like in the future Gavin s mom also claims he has her eyes but she s pregnant with Gavin when he travels back in time to see them so how would she know that Gavin parents also tell him if he travels to the same picture than once they wouldn t know him so how would they be able to recognize him in future picturesThe romance between Gavin and Alana didn t work Now that was probably because I didn t read a good chunk of the book but I did go back to skim through chapters to make sense of the ending better The romance came off as a mixture of The Time Traveler s Wife and Timeless except it lacked depth and actual romance and made Alana come off as a ditzThe pacing was choppy because certain aspects to the plot happened too uickly while other aspects were dragged out too much The dialogue fell flat and the characters were one dimensional The ending literally ended right in the middle of a scene in the middle of a conversation That is not an ending It s a scene left unfinished And the big twist that takes place wasn t so much a twist just creepy and weirdThe Photo Traveler is a debut novel and as such isn t the worse debut novel I ve ever read The concept is a good one but that s the only element that works for the bookPerhaps as the series progresses the execution will get stronger as will the characterization There s always hopeBest of luck to the author