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Opposite of always / Justin A. Reynolds.

Reynolds, Justin A., author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library Y REY (Text) 33500013026638 New Checked out 09/04/2019
Moorhead Public Library Y REY (Text) 33500013026620 New Checked out 09/11/2019
Warroad Public Library ya REY (Text) 35500006155087 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062748379
  • ISBN: 0062748378
  • Physical Description: 457 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: After falling for Kate, her unexpected death sends Jack back in time to the moment they first met. He soon learns that his actions have consequences when someone else close to him dies.
Jack and Kate met, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks. Jack falls-- hard. But then Kate dies. Somehow Kate's death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate's there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack thinks he's losing his mind-- but takes the chance to prevent Kate's death. He learns actions are not without consequences when it turns deadly for someone else close to him. Now Jack has to figure out what he's willing to do to save the people he loves.-- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    *Starred Review* Reynolds' snappy, dialogue-driven debut is a coming-of-age story with a time traveling twist. High-school senior Jack King meets Kate extra cute at a party while he's visiting her college, and their chemistry is undeniable. But Kate's ill, and their romance is heartbreakingly short-lived. Her death, however, sends Jack back in time to the moment they first meet, and every time he fails to save her, he returns to that moment again, getting another chance at love and, in the process, learning valuable things about himself. But sometimes trying to save Kate ruins something else in his life, and each trip back becomes a careful balancing act. Though the plot builds a little slowly at first, when Reynolds hits his stride, this charming, wry novel packed with witty, crackling banter is propulsively readable. Reynolds imbues his diverse cast of characters with rich, dynamic personalities. Jack is particularly multifaceted: this nerdy, awkward black teen resists any easy categorization, and in his witty first-person narrative, readers see him gain even more depth and nuance with each new loop into the past. Kate, too, comes through as a well-rounded character, and it's a joy to watch their romance play out. 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. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Sickle cell anemia > Fiction.
Time travel > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Time travel > Juvenile fiction.
Grief > Juvenile fiction.
Love > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary.

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