Opposite of Always
He almost made valedictorian.
He almost made varsity.
He almost got the girl . . .
When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. ...more
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I stopped hanging out at the same coffee shops; he always beats me to the power outlet and then stays FOREVERRRRR...ARGHHHH RUDE!
okay, seriously, this guy sucks! he spilled coffee all over my notebook and barely apologized; just soaked it up with his shirt and ran out of the coffee shop hella quick—like, ummmm 🤔 this ...more
Thank you Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books for sending a review copy in exchange for an honest review
"Remember me, remember us, as a time of day."
Okay, I haven't read many contemporaries but oh my goodness you have no idea how much I loved this!!
Jack Ellison King is absolutely my favorite character in this entire book. More than anyone else. The sweetest most brilliant person to ever exist. He was funny, lovable, caring and just downright amazing.
Now I probably should move on before I write ...more
Well, it's almost midnight but I did it. I finished it. Oh my gosh, you guys it was so amazing! Full review to come
Jack doesn't have any plans for love. But then Kate steps into his life. Over the span of six months, Jack & Kate fall in love. Then Kate dies. Jack is suddenly shot back in time to the day he met Kate. Every choice he makes has a different outcome. If he saves Kate, he Will be able to escape the loop. Will he be able to? Find out March 20 ...more
Going into this with virtually no prior knowledge of the plot, I was pleasantly surprised throughout and was constantl ...more
I’m glad that Jack’s parents were happy and in love, too. It was beautiful to see black love so well represented.
Plus, this cover is radiant!
I am in love with this book; its story, and the way it made me feel.
Jack is a boy in love with a girl, that keeps dying—over and over again.
Most importantly, he’s a black boy in love with a black girl—and the importance of that is immeasurable.
Every death is an opportunity to fall in love with Kate again. It's a chance to right wrongs, fix relationships—and to do things differently. But what happens when you star ...more
Then Jack gets to relive this story again. And again. And again. He makes tiny changes each time, knowing there will and won't be consequences.
Will he ever get out of the time ...more
ARC kindly provided by Katherine Tegen Books in exchange for an honest review.
I wish I could’ve loved this! It had a great message and made a lot of great social commentary, but it needed to be 100 pages less than it was. If there was some further editing condensing the plot – particularly the slow beginning – then I would’ve adored this. I’m excited for others to read this book and hopefully see themselves as the hero of a story for once. Which is definitely what ...more
UPDATE: Jack doesn’t believe time travel is real until he becomes caught up in a seemingly endless loop of meeting his girlfriend Kate for the first time - starting over and over the moment she dies. Doesn’t take long until ...more
Very well written, loved all of the characters, even when they were in their darker timelines.
Opposite of Always was not always an easy book to read with the inevitable ending, but Jack had so much hope, and his hope was contagious. I found myself liking the repetition as it brought a familiarity to the story. And, I also liked the exploration of time travel and its relation to parallel universes (that was a real ...more
Jack meets Kate. They bond over their love for cereals and films. Jack falls in love, and it should be happily ever after. That is until Kate dies, and Jack returns to moments just before he meets Kate, again. Here, Jack faces multiple choices as he’s continuously thrown back to the past when Kate dies. He aims to stop Kate from dying, but that doesn’t come without c ...more
Review to come closer to pub date.
Just a bit too YA for my crowd, and the whole idea of time travel to reunite with someone who has died was just... sad. Definitely would purchase for high school, but my middle school students prefer their romances to be a bit less angst-y.