Running Out of Time
I can steal time. The most I can take at the moment is fifteen seconds, which is not a lot. Grandmother took almost three minutes once and she told me she's done more, but I never saw it. She says there are stories of someone who can take all the time in the world, but how can that be right? When Alex's dad is caught stealing secrets from their country's brutal government, they are both forced into a deadly escape across Europe. But after they are separated before they can reach safety, Alex finds himself alone, with only his extraordinary gift to keep him alive.