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Opposite of Always Paperback – 9 April 2019
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Wise, heartfelt and infinitely charming -- Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (filmed as Love Simon)
This charming, wry novel packed with witty, crackling banter is propulsively readable. There are some big questions about choice, consequences, loyalty, and love in this novel, and Reynolds beautifully complements those heavy concerns with the sweet, funny, and genuine voice of his protagonist. ― Booklist
Read this one, reread it, and then hug it to your chest. Reynolds’ debut is wise, heartfelt, and wildly, infinitely charming. -- Becky Albertalli, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agendaand Leah on the Offbeat
A love story about friendship with a “choose your own adventure” twist... Any teen who’s ever wanted a do-over will enjoy reading this story. ― School Library Journal
Romeo and Juliet meets Groundhog Day and Love Story in this wonderfully romantic story of teenage love and second chances.… Reynolds creates a pair of unforgettable protagonists who are doomed to love, lose, and work to find one another again and again. ― Kirkus Reviews
Reynolds spins a poignant, dizzying tale of love and loss in this page-turning time-travel fantasy. ― Horn Book
[Reynolds] creates an enormously likable character who is doing the best he can and then some ...the book’s blend of humor and heartbreak wins out. ― Publishers Weekly
Jack’s narration is as funny as it is poignant as he moves from romantic to frantic and back again... [a] sentimental but not saccharine fantasy. ― Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
A witty, poignant time-loop story. ― The Guardian Published On: 2019-06-29
This is a great, quick and easy read ― Shout magazine
- Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books (9 April 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1509870040
- ISBN-13 : 978-1509870042
- Reading age : 12 - 18 years
- Dimensions : 13 x 3.1 x 19.7 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 130,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jack King gets stuck in a loop, meeting Katie, his love again and again. He meets her on the same smelly steps at the same party. He always has a recollection of all the other replays, unlike everyone else.
I LOVED Opposite of Always and I hope this review helped!
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I love the idea of time travel. I watched a film a few months ago, sadly my fish memory doesn't remember the name of it, but it went something like this:
It's the main character's birthday morning. She wakes up, goes to school, has an amazing day and even better there's a party happening in the evening where everyone is invited to. The party is a success, but on their way home the car they're in crashes and kills everyone. But that's not the end. The girl wakes up to an alarm and the same morning is happening again.. so she needs to work out what to do differently to get out of the time loop.
Opposite of Always is very similar in it's context. A perfect mixture of The Fault in Our Stars and Groundhog Day. But it's also so much more than time travel. In fact there's not even much emphasis on it. Reynolds has hit the nail on the head of what's it like to be a teenager, the daily struggles and worries and he has written it all in an easy, humorous way. It's hard not to like the book!
To have a story that's simultaneously funny, heartbreaking, moving, smart and most of all memorable is a breath of fresh air amongst the thrillers that I normally reach for.
Jack Attack, Jack King - my absolute hero.
5* out of 5!
altogether good storyline. goes on for too long. dislike ending