Monday, May 9, 2016

Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins

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Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 318
My rating: 3 stars
Ages: 14+

Spending the summer in Upper Crust Massachusetts isn't really Cassandra's idea of a good time--and she's determined to show it. Everything changes when she meets a mysterious boy on the private beach of her family's rented home. Lawrence is caught between what his father wants, what his uncle suggests, and what he wants to do. Lawrence and Cassandra are exactly what the other needs. But with 100 years between them, how can they ever become anything more?

Who doesn't like a good time travel story? This isn't quite your typical one, as Cass and Lawrence can only meet in a certain place, but that makes it even more interesting. In a way, this is similar to the movie Somewhere in Time, but without the stupid ending. (Personal opinion.) With a mix of mystery and romance, this story would probably appeal to a wide audience.

The POV switches between Cass and Lawrence, but not in a way that is annoying or contrived. The ending is bittersweet. The prologue I still don't understand, but to tell you the truth, I forgot about it until just this moment. The repercussions of meddling with history is addressed, though not in any horrible way, at least not for the reader. We are to assume that it affects Cass a lot. The characters were interesting and it was nice to have a main character with a relatively good relationship with her family (but she is a teenager, so there is some friction).

Very light language and some innuendo.

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