book reviews

Book Review: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Rating: 3 Stars

Genre: Young Adult

This was about an 18 year old boy name Jack who randomly gets this opportunity to time travel. Through every experience, he deals with love, friendships, family relationships, etc. however he keeps “failing” and is forever stuck in a constantly loop of repeating the last four months over & over. Think of a level in a video game that you keep failing and constantly have to do over until you get it right, that was Jack’s life.

While the story was good, I can do without the whole time loop thing in book form and the ending was rushed and kind of a disappointment to me. I figured the ending was rushed because how many times can you repeat the exact same scenario with some slightly different outcomes. I also feel like that’s where this book failed, in my opinion. Scenarios like this always seem to come off a lot better in moves or TV shows due to the visual, but the book didn’t do it justice.

While this wasn’t hard to follow, it just didn’t work for me. This will be one of my more short reviews because the whole book was just a repeat of the same situation, just with some slightly different outcomes to keep the story going.

Have you read this book? What did you think?


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