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Paris on Repeat

(Wish & Wander #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  41 reviews
GROUNDHOG DAY gets a hilarious French twist in this delightful upper middle grade novel about first crushes and friendship when an eighth-grade class trip to Paris goes horribly wrong and the worst day of one girl’s life keeps happening over and over.

Fourteen-year-old Eve Hollis is ready to push through her fears and finally let her crush know how she feels. And what bette
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 14th 2020 by Jolly Fish Press
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Christi M
Feb 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Groundhog Day for kids. Review to coSimilar to the movie Groundhog Day, Paris on Repeat gives Eve Hollis a day to remember…over and over again. The premise is one I love and there has been more than one day in my life where I wish I could go back, repeat it and change things. However, although the story was enjoyable there were a couple of issues that really bothered me. Both issues might be in relation to genre misclassification.

Eve Hollis and her classmates have been on a class trip to Paris.
Yesha- Books Teacup and Reviews
*** Note: I received e-copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to publisher. ***

4.5 Stars

Paris on Repeat was interesting spin on Groundhog Day that revolved around Eve and her attempts to break the time loop in Paris. It was about friendship, anxiety, finding courage to talk about your feelings, understanding relationships and real meaning of love.

I loved the concept and theme. All loop repetition was written cleverly. Though places and e
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is an utterly delightful spin on Groundhog's Day. Eve is a character you will root for and cringe for as she is forced to relive her worst day ever... on repeat... again and again.

Eve is an anxious traveler on her eighth grade field trip to Paris, but she somehow summons the courage to finally tell her crush how she feels. Unfortunately, things don't go as brilliantly as she'd hoped they would. Instead, the day turns out to be her Worst Day Ever, and Eve is eager to get it over with a
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
Eve makes a wish on her last day in Paris and finds herself repeating that day over and over. Each day a mysterious fortuneteller makes cryptic remarks that are meant to give Eve clues on how to end the cycle. As in the movie "Groundhog Day," Eve goes through predictable stages in coping with the loops and learns from her mistakes. The reader will find themselves reflecting on their own life as they watch Eve work through that last day so many times. How do I juggle discovery vs. my fears of the ...more
Gayatri Varz
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley-e-arcs
This book was really good, a good time during these quarantine days! It's all about Friendship and believing in oneself. I like how it takes conventional notion and twist it. One may think they know how the story will end but it will surprise you in a very good way. I really really enjoyed it. MY only complaint is that the book felt more like younger range of young adult book that upper middle grade, but then again that's just a personal preference! I am grateful for Netgalley and the Publisher ...more
Bruna Oliveira
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020
Rating: 2/5

Thanks NetGalley for the digital copy in exchange for an honest review 😊

When I first read the synopsis involving Groundhog Day - one of my favorite movies of all times - set in Paris, I just knew I had to read it, but unfortunately, it wasn't for me.

Paris on Repeat is about a fourteen year old girl named Eve, who is travelling to Paris with her classmates and she finds herself stuck on the same day over and over again, until she figures out what she's doing wrong.

The biggest problem f
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you, NetGalley and Jolly Fish Press for an eARC in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own, as usual.

4.5 stars
Paris on Repeat is a great transitional romance novel for older middle graders. It features a little bit of Paris love and important friendships. Eve lives the last day of her class trip over and over again to learn about being herself. Bearce did a good job of repeating the same events every day enough where it would be comical but not redundant or boring. All of the kids i
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Paris on Repeat, by Amy Bearce is a fun ride with a group of 8th graders on a trip to Paris. What could go wrong? Right! It has a sweet romantic vibe, plus the scenes of Paris in all it's glory. Add a mix of magic from a weird but funny little palm reader with one of the famous "love locks" and a bit of teen angst. Then if we found we were repeating a day that didn't turn out as we wanted, what would we try to change? We might be as surprised as young Eve and her friends. I certainly enjoyed the ...more
linda hole
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
what Can I say about this upper middle grade book?. I Read The synopsis and thought wow this book sounds like a happy light fantasy. sign meup. This book had IT all. It was about seeingyourself with New Eyes. It was about breaking out of your comfort zones. It was about learning that friendship is also love. It was all this plus a big dose of magic. I Would recommend to Read this book to all ages. Thank you to #netgalley for this e book arc in exchange for an honest review
Ms. Yingling
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
E ARC provided by Netgalley

I'm giving this four stars because it made me really personally happy. Most people would probably rate this with "I liked it".

Eve lives in Germany with her military family, and her 8th grade trip includes Paris. She's excited to go, and hang out with her best friend Reggie. She also has a plan to give a note to her crush, Jace, telling him how she feels. When the group goes up in the Eiffel Tower, Eve sees Jace and Reggie kissing in a secluded corner, and later that da
Katelyn Spedden
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

This book was adorable. Describing it as Groundhogs Day is pretty perfect. I grabbed this book both because the cover was beautiful and because the description was pretty hilarious. It’s the kind of book that puts you right back into being fourteen and angsty. Having a crush and no idea what to do with yourself, if only we all got to go to Paris. It’s the perfect middle grade book because it doesn’t underestimate
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a really cute read! This is an upper middle grade book, and I honestly am not sure I have too many books that fit this specific age, so that was a really nice thing to see. I really enjoyed all the characters and I felt that this book really tackled some important issues but in a way that wasn't too heavy, but still relatable. One thing that I think most middle grade books do really well (and that YA and adult books should take note of) is having really strong themes of friendship, and ...more
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
I absolutely adored this, Groundshogs Day For YA, it’s a fabulous premise and so well executed. It’s a sweet middle grade/YA read, full of fun, crushes, humour and dealing with issues like divorce, being a teen and rejection. I absolutely loved the emphasis on friendship, something I feel all great books need to highlight especially for middle grade and YA readers. Just a perfect read, even as an adult it took me back to my teen years and it’s so relatable. Just a fantastic read

Thanks to netgall
Amanda Dinorah
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Paris on Repeat- Amy Bearce

This is my second #middlegrade #ARC and I absolutely loved this story. It was a fun take on Groundhog Day that I think many students would enjoy. I personally related strongly to this story as I had traveled to Paris, France while in my junior year of high school. Many of the places that Amy brings to life; I have visited.

The last day on a week long trip to Paris is filled with so much excitement. Eve is determined to tell her crush what she is feeling, ex
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It can be hard to find books for 5th-8th graders that aren't too young and aren't too old, but this one is just right. A fun, fast read set in an interesting location that honestly shows that first big crush and how it can impact friendships. Definitely recommend--it was perfect for my shy 8th grade daughter! ...more
Jules Hucke
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mg
This is a lovely story about learning the exact parameters of the shell you’ve closed yourself into to protect your fragile heart, and about why breaking out of that shell is so important and necessary in order to live a full life.

Fourteen-year-old Eve, the main character, gets an up-close look at how each of her flaws is holding her back in this time-loop novel that explores best-friendships, crushes, first kisses, and the balance between bravery and fear—all the elements that make life so top
Edward Aubry
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another delightful story from Amy Bearce! On the last day of a middle school trip to Paris, Eve gets caught in a time loop, reliving what turns out to be a spectacularly disappointing string of events. It may tempt to reader to believe they’ve seen this story before and they know how it plays out, but Paris on Repeat does not accommodate those expectations. This is a fresh take on a familiar trope, increasingly surprising as the story progresses. It is a story about teenage heartache and friends ...more
Once again, I don’t know how many times I read this book in its early stages, but the final version is so good I still had to stay up late to finish it (I realize 10:30 does not really seem all that late, but I’m generally in bed at like 9:00, so...)!

Anyway, I love this one, I really do! Eve does so much growing over the course of the book, and it all feels so natural, despite the unnatural (supernatural?) circumstances. And the way her friendships develop is so beautiful! I love the message, I
Julie (Struck by Stories)
After reading this first book in the Wish & Wander series, I have a wish to make of my own – to travel back in time and give this to my 8th grade self! This book literally feels like it was written to Julie of the (not-so-distant) Past, and I fell head-over-heals in (super cliche!) insta-love with this book from the very first time I spotted it on Netgalley.

• First, let’s begin by discussing the quaint Parisian setting! Ever since I was in 3rd grade or so, traveling to Paris had been a dream of
gwendalyn _books_
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Paris on Repeat, by Amy Bearce

From The Wish & Wanders

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Paris on Repeat, by Amy Bearce is delightful middle grade young adult book, with a touch of magic.

While on a middle school, multi-day field trip to Paris. Eve Hollis has a secret, one that she is bursting to let out. But nothing seems to go as planned, from the m
Tonja Drecker
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
The connection to Groundhog Day is impossible to oversee as it takes a twist and hits a fourteen-year-old girl as her class tours Paris.

As a military kid and constantly on the move, Eve has learned to stay out of the spotlight, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have friends and enjoys her current stay in Germany. The class tour to Paris is something they've all been looking forward to, and with the school year ending in one week, it's her last chance to finally admit the year long crush she's ha
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: july-2020
Thank you Jolly Fish Press for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Eve Hollis is in Paris for a school trip away from home, and on the last day, her eighth-grade class is heading to the Eiffel Tower. Excited to spend time with her best friend Reggie and to give a note professing her affection to her crush Jace, she begins the day happily. Then, her existence is shattered as she sees Reggie kissing Jace. Feeling heartbroken in the city of love, she
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was such a fun spin on Groundhog's Day. I'm normally a bit wary about books like this because I find they can end up being very repetitive and boring to read, but this one was neither or those things. Amy Bearce did a great job at making each repeated day feel like separate days while still being similar enough to the original events of the day.

We spend this book experiencing Eve's worst day with her over and over again, doing things slightly different trying to get a different outcom
Belles Middle Grade Library
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I finished this earlier today! This was such a fun cute read! I really enjoyed it! There are so many great lessons to take away from this book as well! This is a great story about friendship, learning from your mistakes, having courage, & living life to the fullest and trusting in it & love. I loved the friendships in this story, the fortune teller, & being in Paris for a little while-repeating the day over & over again w/Eve. Lol💜 this comes out July 14th!! Thanks again Jolly Fish Press for sen ...more
Kasey Giard
A summer trip to Paris with friends, a mysterious curse, first love– this makes such a fun summer read. It’s a quick read, too– I think I finished the whole book in about two hours.

One of the things I like best about PARIS ON REPEAT is that it isn’t a simple love story. The critical lesson for Eve to learn isn’t as simple as she first thinks. Through repeating the same day over and over, Eve gains some new perspective on herself and her fears. When she becomes stuck on the same day, she grows bo
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the publisher, Jolly Fish Press, for sending me an ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
3.5/5 stars

This was a pretty fast and cute read. It follows Eve who is an 8th-grader on her class trip to Paris. Eve has been crushing on Jace, one of her classmates, for 2 years now and she is finally ready to tell him how she feels. Unfortunately things don't quite go how Eve hoped they would, and after enduring a tough final day in Paris, she wakes up the next morning only to hav
Ann Miller
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A Moving and Magical Story.

I simply adored this book. I’m drawn to any story with a time loop premise, but this was a time loop with a twist! I won’t spoil it here for readers, but it was a twist I didn’t see coming and upped the stakes in a brilliant, unexpected way.

The setting alone is a reason to buy this book. You can tell the author knew her stuff. The Paris scenery, traditions, and landmarks were fully fleshed out and beautifully described. I’d never heard of love locks before, but I was
Cori // ghostlightbooks
Jul 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-review
This was a fast-paced, aesthetic filled story of a girl who gets stuck in a Groundhog Day inspired loop on her last day in Paris.
Our main character, Eve, is a socially anxious army kid experiencing an 8th grade trip to Paris with some of her best friends- and her crush. Unfortunately, Eve has a really hard time talking to her best friend about her feelings let alone the boy she likes. Through the novel we follow Eve as she lives the same last day in Paris over and over again until she can figur
Shelley Flannery
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
‘Paris on Repeat’ is a story about 14 year old, Eve a Military kid, stationed in German, on a class trip to Paris. Wait a minute... a military kid?!! We are an Army family and to see a book about a military child is a rare find! I can’t begin to say how much I appreciated reading about how difficult it can be for military children to move or deal with their parent being gone. I know my kids can relate to this. The author did a great job talking about the difficulties but not in a negative way. H ...more
Feb 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Paris on Repeat is about a 14 year old who basically gets stuck, Groundhog Dog style, in her most embarrassing day. It then is up to her to figure out how to get out of the repeated day with the help of her best friend and a mysterious palm reader.
This book was really sweet. It was solidly in the middle grade / ya category. It was sweetly written with mild teen angst. The book also tackled some of the tougher things of a kids' life with rejection, teen crushes, and divorce. It was well handled
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Amy writes magical escapes for young readers and the young at heart. She is the author of the World of Aluvia series, SHORTCUTS, and the Wish & Wander series, beginning with PARIS ON REPEAT. She is also a former reading teacher and school librarian.

As an Army kid, she moved eight times before she was eighteen, so she feels especially fortunate to be married to her high school sweetheart. Together

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