TJ and the Time Stumblers- Juvenile Fiction


TJ and the Time Stumblers
By Bill Myers
Published by Tyndale
Published on April 11, 2011

This six-book series centers around two 23rd century goofballs, Tuna and Herby, who travel back in time to study TJ Finkelstein for their history project. TJ will someday become a great leader who demonstrates honesty, integrity, thoughtfulness, self-sacrifice, respect for others—all traits she hones and grasps through her adventures in this series. Unfortunately, Tuna and Herby get stuck in TJ’s time (modern day), so she has to deal with their schemes while juggling the normal issues of a seventh grader who has moved to a new city, is trying to fit in, and is coping with her mother’s death and her family’s new life.- Taken from

I am a little unsure how to go about reviewing this one.  For a middle school fiction- this was a decent book.  It had action, silliness, romance, and crazy inventions.  It also reminded me an awful lot of the Disney show "Phil of the Future".  For the middleschool group (or even elementary group) this is a fun silly book to read- that has clean humor. 

There is very little in this book that would signify it as a Christian novel.  I think it would appeal to a wide range of young readers.  The characters were fun - TJ was easily embarrassed and always seemed to do the wrong thing at the wrong time.  Her two time surfing friends reminded me of a young Bill and Ted (from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure).

This is a fun book for your child to read- I would reccommend it to tweens- I can't see it really appealing to teens.

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