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Opposite of Always by Justin A Reynolds


This is a book I found on a "Best of 2019 YA Literature" list.  I really enjoyed it.


It has a sort of Groundhog Day premise, with our hero reliving the same four months or so, over and over.  It's not repetitive in an annoying way, and it takes full advantage of the premise to investigate how things could go differently if you had a chance to try again.  Very good execution of an always-intriguing set-up.


The characters are interesting and sympathetic, the conversation witty.  The romantic interest isn't the only relationship important to the story.  


I did feel that the ending was a bit abrupt, but it was a great book. 


I will certainly read more by Justin A Reynolds.


My star rating: 4.5


Find it on Amazon: Opposite of Always


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