What If Book Review

Book review(First off, this is going to sound really stupid. But I honestly don’t care; One of the things I loved about this novel is the fact that the author put a note at the end of the book before the acknowledgements asking the readers, politely, to write a spoiler-free review and not ruin this story to others. Which I found very considering and sweet of her. Although, there isn’t much to spoil; comparing this to other very-spoiler-worthy books. But I think authors should do this more often, and warn their readers, because people can be pretty careless when it comes to the act of not-spoiling.

Anyways, back to the book.
I picked this up randomely at the bookstore. And let me make this clear; I did NOT expect it to be this good.
Wow. This was honestly mind-blowing. I loved the concept itself about second-chances. Again, I dont want to spoil this. So I’m trying my best here to write a review without actually giving away the plot.
I found a lot of similarities between Nyelle and Margo from Paper Towns. Both are characters that are totally unpredictable, care-free, and full of surprises. But with a troubled past.
Reading this was as entertaining and as thrilling as reading Paper Towns. But the only difference, which I personally LOVED by the way, is that this one is a new adult book. Meaning, it deals with so much more than just romance, or just friendship. It deals with self-discovery, family, and the different kinds of love.
I loved the alternating point of views between the characters. And the flashbacks.
I found this book very realistic. Even the epilogue was pragmatic and most importantly, not cliched, thanks for that by the way.
Thanks for the whole book, basically.

5


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SynopsisWhat if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time?

Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago.

Except this girl isn’t Nicole.

She looks exactly like Cal’s shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she’s hiding, the less he wants to know.

When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems.

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