Author: Cathleen Davitt Bell
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 320 pages
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Lucas and Juliet couldn’t be more different from each other. But from the moment Lucas sees Juliet, he swears he remembers their first kiss. Their first dance. Their first fight. He even knows what’s going to happen between them—not because he can predict the future, but because he claims to have already lived it.
Juliet doesn’t know whether to be afraid for herself or for Lucas. As Lucas’s memories occur more frequently, they also grow more ominous. All Juliet wants is to keep Lucas safe with her. But how do you hold on to someone you love in the present when they’ve begun slipping away from you in the future?
My heart. It hurts. That was my reaction after reading this book. What an amazing love story, this is one of those books that I just FELT. It perfectly captures first love. How overwhelming it is. How intense it is. How it takes over every part of your life and the other person is all you can think about. It was lovely, but the whole time I was reading it, there was a sense of foreboding. Of that feeling that it would not work out. The book is written from the perspective of Juliet as an adult, remembering this relationship. Which is unusual for a YA book. And toward the end, the book spans fifteen years. Again, unusual for a YA book. I won't say anymore because I don't want to spoil it, but I will say this. I thought about this book long after I finished it. It's emotional, it's beautiful, it's sad, it tugs at your heart strings. Just read it. My only complaint is that it ended too soon. It's missing THE SCENE, which I needed.
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