9.25.2022

finished reading

This is the love story of a daughter to her father.  I liked this book a lot.  Alice is trying to squeak in more time with her father.  I enjoyed that Leonard is an author of time travel novels.  And I enjoyed the relationship between Alice and her bestie, Sam.  It's significant to note that Alice didn't try to hide or lie to her friends about the ability she discovers.  I also enjoyed that Alice is living a modest, uneventful life; her job isn't flashy and her apartment isn't glamorous.  I enjoyed that Alice tinkers with some facets of her life but doesn't change who she is.  The 90s references and cultural touchpoints were a great touch, too.

From the publisher:
On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn’t just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it’s her dad: the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?

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