July 10, 2020

#BookReview: Now & When by Sara Bennett Wealer @sbennettwealer @DelacortePress

Synopsis: For fans of Jenny Han and Christine Riccio comes a romantic dramedy about a teen girl who stumbles upon a mysterious website that tells her everything she doesn't want to know about her future.

There's something about Truman Alexander that Skyler Finch finds incredibly annoying. Actually, several things: his voice (grating), his arrogance (total know-it-all), his debate-team obsession (eyeroll), and his preppy vibe (does he iron his shorts?). She does her best to avoid him and focus on the important stuff: friends, school, and her boyfriend, Eli. His promposal was perfect--just like he is--and the future is looking bright. Or is it?

For some unexplainable reason, Skylar's phone is sending her notifications from the future . . . a future in which, to her horror, she appears to be with Truman. As in, romantically. As in, Skyler cannot let that happen.

But trying to change the future means messing up the present, and what Skyler sees keeps shifting. Classmates disappear and reappear, swap partners and futures. Turns out there are no actions without reactions, and life doesn't come with a road map. But sometimes the wandering leads you exactly where you need to be, and people--like glitchy phones--are full of surprises.


Rating: ★★★★★
My Review: I really loved how this book started. You really get a feel for the characters and why Sky really doesn't like Truman.  Then the world explodes and these two kids gets tossed together because hey it's not every day that your phone gives you glimpse to the future.  This book folks will knock your socks off!! I loved how Skylar just kind of went with the future thing once she realized her friends were not pranking her.  And I also loved how Truman once he found out.  Totally freaked out.  It made the book feel very real and give each character their own personality.   

This book centers around how one choice, be it small or large, can chance not only your own future but the future of those around you.  And Skylar learns first hand that a picture might say a thousand words but it doesn't give you everything you need to know.  

This was a very cute romance about two kids that although they think they hate each other they are pretty perfect for one another.  And also how things you see in your future (if you ever get the chance) could disappear and you could miss them.  (I really miss that dog!!)  

If you are looking for OH CRAP that did not just happen moments!! Then check this one out! 


“From the meet-cute to the emotional conclusion, a breezy rom-com and poignant coming of age story in perfect balance.”—Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist and author of Goodbye from Nowhere

“Twisty and fun—and it hits all the best notes: love to hate, fierce friendships, and rogue technology. But most importantly, it shows the value in being present, living in the moment, and loving every second."
— Ronni Davis, author of When the Stars Lead to You

“A witty, charming, and exceptionally heartfelt look at the tricky balance between self-control and fate, and what it means when you finally give in to what your heart’s been telling you all along.”
—Meg Leder, author of Letting Go of Gravity

“A breath of fresh air.”—Kelly Coon, author of Gravemaidens

About the Author

Sara Bennett Wealer grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (the "Little Apple"), where she sang in all the choirs and wrote for the high school newspaper. She majored in voice performance at the University of Kansas before transferring to journalism school and becoming a reporter covering everything from house fires to Hollywood premieres. She now works in marketing and lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, and a growing menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, you can find her at the ballet, or obsessively watching ballet on YouTube and Instagram.


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