• Ms. Coffey

"Again Again" by E. Lockhart

Thank you NetGalley, Storygram Tours, and Delacorte Press for a copy of Again Again by E. Lockhart. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I finished this one in a single sitting. This character-driven and fast-paced YA novel will leave the reader questioning the possibility of multiple realities. 

I think the execution of multiple realities was well done as a whole. Unfortunately, I thought the ending was lacking in resolution. I understand what the author was trying to do, but I felt like Adelaide's story was unfinished.

I enjoyed the cast of characters. Since we see multiple situations happen over again with different variations, it felt like there were more characters than there actually was. Actually, according to Lockhart's logic, technically, these are different characters, but with only slight variations from the original character we are following. 

It sounds really complicated, but the author does a great job of explaining/ implementing the logic. The use of different fonts makes these transitions a lot easier to follow. 

I also enjoyed the poetic writing style. It took me a second to get used to because I thought it was a technical error, but once I realized that some of the passages use a similar style to poetry, it was much easier to read. 

Overall, I recommend this book to people who believe in star-crossed love, the possibility of different realities, and YA romance. 

About the book:

"In this novel full of surprises from the New York Timesbestselling author of We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud, E. Lockhart ups the ante with an inventive and romantic story about human connection, forgiveness, self-discovery, and possibility.

If you could live your life again, what would you do differently?

After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times—while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.

A raw, funny story that will surprise you over and over, Again Again gives us an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people."



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