Book Review Tour: Again, Again by E. Lockhart

Published in Australia on the 2nd June 2020 by A&U Children’s, an imprint of Allen & Unwin.
Add it to your Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52305282-again-again

Purchase Links:

Booktopia:

https://www.booktopia.com.au/again-again-e-lockhart/book/9781760295943.html

Dymocks:

https://www.dymocks.com.au/book/again-again-by-e-lockhart-9781760295943

Angus & Robertson:

http://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/again-again-e-lockhart/p/9781760295943

Allen & Unwin:

https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/young-adult-fiction/Again-Again-E-Lockhart-9781760295943

Australian RRP: $19.99

ISBN: 9781760295943

Format: Paperback

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction.

Page Count: 304

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Allen & Unwin:

In this novel full of surprises from the New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud, E. Lockhart ups the ante with an inventive and romantic story about human connection, forgiveness, self-discovery, and possibility.If you could live your life again and again, what would you do differently?
After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times – while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind.

A raw, funny novel that will surprise you over and over, Again Again gives us an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people.

My Review:


I received a copy of Again, Again by E. Lockhart from Allen & Unwin in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are my own.

This was my first foray into E. Lockhart’s writing and I absolutely loved it! It was completely dreamy and immersive, with a completely likeable main character leading its story through a narrative which takes place over one Summer, across multiple universes. I loved the unique premise of Again Again which sees Adelaide falling head over heels in love in different ways and different worlds. I feel as if I haven’t read anything like this beautiful book before and I definitely can’t wait to read more of E Lockhart’s books soon! I found her writing style to be completely inviting, not only completely immersive and easy to follow. I found the addition of the multiple universes where Adelaide meets a couple of boys that will hopefully rescue her from her eternal torment and solemn self…

Adelaide’s just such a beautiful character, truly. Initially, she’s a character that suggested to me that she’s feeling the weight of the world on her shoulders, her family being fractured by her brother’s recent overdose, Adelaide being the one who found and ultimately saved his comatose self. Family bonds are explored completely honestly, raw and powerful throughout Again Again, with messages dotted throughout communicating the fragile ties between Adelaide and her Brother. I really enjoyed this heart wrenching moments exploring the fragile relationship between Adelaide and Toby and their families and E Lockharts’ absolutely heart-tugging prose crafted an all the more perfectly honest and believable reading experience! I love how the different universes not only highlighted Adelaide’s varying what ifs as far as her love interests are concerned, but also in terms of rectifying that once broken bond with her Brother. I just loved every moment of this utterly beautiful book and I completely recommend that everyone pick up a copy! I know my mind will often be wandering back to this unique and heartfelt book, with an absolute fresh and heartfelt lead character with a fondness and attachment for walking dogs that aren’t her own, it was just too adorable!

Happy Reading,

Brooklyn.

Author Information:

E. Lockhart wrote the New York Times bestsellers We Were Liars and Genuine Fraud. Her other books include Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and the Ruby Oliver Quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys and Real Live Boyfriends. emilylockhart.com

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