Sunday, October 11, 2015
Author: Cathleen Davitt Bell
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
ARC provided by publisher
Juliet is a good student who has never had a boyfriend before. So when hockey player Lucas tells her he remembers their first kiss, she's not sure what to make of him.
Cathleen Davitt Bell creates a premise where Lucas-from-the-future is trapped in the body of Lucas-of-the-present, sort of Peggy Sue Gets Married set in the 1990's. Juliet is left to wonder if Lucas is nuts or if this weird phenomenon is actually happening to him. And if it is, what can she do to help him?
It's a romance story with (very) light science fiction elements. The novel is told from Juliet's POV and it's mostly reactive. I think the tension and stakes would have amped up if was a dual POV of Juliet and Lucas.
Juliet is also dealing with friendship drama and figuring out if the future that Lucas predicts for her is really the future she wants. She's a smart character, but doesn't have much to do except wait for Lucas. She should be smarter than that.
The book is a quick read and best suited for hard-core romance readers.