2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 6 books toward her goal of 240 books.

Book Review: You Again by Debra Jo Immergut

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I was intrigued by the title and blurb, loved the cover, and couldn’t wait to get started. I made the mistake of taking a look at other people’s reviews – and almost put the book back down. I know enough by now not to fall into that trap though, so I started reading.

I’m so glad I did.

Despite others’ seemingly widespread disappointment with this one, I quite enjoyed it. True, it was a little confusing at times and not as straightforward as I normally like my stories to be. But as I fell into the style, that disjointure became an element of the tale, rather than a barrier to its understanding. From that point on things floated along a lot more smoothly for me and I was able to really enjoy the story for what it was: a thoughtful consideration of the consequences of our decisions and the nature of choice and growing up.

I found the mystery surrounding Abby and A’s interactions to be engaging and intriguing rather than frustrating and confusing, as so many others have. I enjoyed the way the characters developed and the back – and – forth nature of the storytelling. I thought the writing style and nature of the ending suited the story well, and felt satisfied with the way things wound up.

I enjoyed this read more than I thought I would, and will definitely look for more from Immergut…

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.

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