The Pandora Device

I received a free copy of this book from Story Cartel in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

The Pandora Device is a book written by Joyce McPherson.

The Pandora Device is centered around the idea of using time travel to save loved ones. It can be tempting to try but deep inside you know that you can’t. Saving the person would cause a “butterfly effect.”

The main character of this book is Stella. She lives with her grandmother.She wants to know about her parents but her grandmother is reluctant  to talk about them. Then, she gets invited to a special exclusive camp that her parents attended. Excited to learn more about her parents, she decides to go.

Lindsey is Stella’s best friend. She also receives an invitation to Camp Hawthorne. She supports Stella and helps  her find out all she can about her parents.

Jayden is a boy from Stella’s school. They used to be great friends but lately Jayden has become cool and removed. All he does is read books.He didn’t want to go to Camp Hawthorne but his grandmother saw his acceptance letter and forced him to go. Stella hopes that they might fall back into their old friendship while at Camp Hawthorne.

Ellen is always mean to Stella. When Stella’s class was taking the test Ellen acted as if she didn’t want to go to Camp Hawthorne. Later, she got her dad to call the camp to guarantee she gets accepted. While at camp, Ellen changes and becomes nicer to Stella.

This story is set at Camp Hawthorne. The campers’ interesting arrival to the camp clues them in that this camp is different. They aren’t yet sure if it is a good different or a sinister different.

The climax of this story is when Stella has to make a decision. Will she turn in the pandora device to the evil Dr. Card or risk something bad happening to the rest of the campers?

I enjoyed this book. It is my favorite book that I have received from Story Cartel yet. I think the plot and the pacing was good. The only thing I didn’t like was that it seemed to be reusing a lot of plot points from other books. It is good for an author to reuse plot devices and other things that have worked for other authors in the past but this book had a little too much of that. Overall though it was a really good book that I would recommend.