Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Book Review: "The Do-Over" by Lynn Painter
Emilie is super excited for Valentine’s Day. She can’t wait to tell her boyfriend Josh that she loves him. But the day starts out badly on her way to school and gets progressively worse and worse. She goes to hide out at her grandmother’s house to wallow in her misery…and promptly falls asleep.
But when she wakes up, she’s back in her own bed. And it’s Valentine’s Day again. Apparently she’s stuck in a time loop and has to relive the whole dumpster-fire of a day over and over again, from academic disappointment to family upheaval, not to mention a cheating boyfriend. And then there’s the fact that she keeps running into her lab partner—sometimes literally.
So when she decides to throw caution to the wind and do what she wants rather than what people expect, it’s tremendously freeing. But what happens when the time loop ends? Will the things she’s done and the people she’s connected with matter, or will they be forgotten?
I really enjoyed this fun, sweet, YA rom-com. Lynn Painter always brings such heart and humor to her books, and I thought this was really so good. It was a great change of pace for me!
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