(Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.)
Fun(ish) fact about me: one of my worst movie memories is of being a kid watching Groundhog Day in theatres with my dad & stepmom & feeling such angst like WHY does this keep happening & WHY do I have to watch it 😆😆.
Groundhog day is the basic plot of Rachel Lynn Solomon’s See You Yesterday but I really enjoyed it in this iteration 😅: a freshman in college named Barrett Bloom finds herself reliving the same day over & over again—though the events in “each new day” differ drastically. She soon realizes that the guy who pissed her off her first day in physics might be able to relate to her problem…
This book made me feel lots of things, especially bc Barrett wants college to be so different from her horrible & traumatic high school experience. Solomon considers all of the emotions drudged up by the ways college is different, & the ways it can be similar, skillfully.
The relationship between Barrett & Miles is something that’s comforting, thrilling, & challenging for both of them, & not only is it really fun watching two different personalities work together for a cause (like, you know, getting themselves out of a time loop), it’s also lovely & engrossing watching them understand what they could gain (& possibly lose) by making it back to where they’re supposed to be.
See You Yesterday delivers on whimsy & imagination & emotion. It’s not my fave of Solomon’s books (that goes to Weather Girl or Today Tonight Tomorrow) but it kept me on my toes & it was very very sweet.
4.5 ⭐️. Release date: 05/17.
Give me that HEA, please.
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