Escapement, in the 7 Hour Series, was the first book of its’ type I have read, and I ended up really liking the book by Rene Gutteridge. Matthew “Mattie” Bigham is either allowed to relive any 7 hours of his life or have his life extended 7 hours. During this choice, Matthew decides to extend his life 7 hours in order to plan the murder of his high school bully. Unfortunately, he uses those extra hours to do something negative with his life, but his plans do not turn out quite as he expected.
This was a very short book, which could easily be finished within a day or two. I liked the main idea for the story, but the main character was not someone I really found myself relating to. He seemed to be very bitter regarding the experiences he faced in School. With that in mind, I’m hopeful the other books in the series will have characters I can relate to since I liked the concept.
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