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Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Summary:
Jack Ellison King. King of Almost.
He almost made valedictorian.
He almost got the girl.
Until…
When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. Jack’s curse of almost is finally over.
But this love story is . . . complicated. It is an almost happily ever after. Because Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Beautiful, radiant Kate. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind. Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do—and let go—to save the people he loves.
Opposite of AlwaysReview:
Opposite of Always was not at all what I was expecting. I think that might be becasue I didn’t really know anything at all about this book before going into it. I bought this purely for the cover and the hype. I’m so glad that I did.
I had so much fun reading this book. I loved Jack, our main character, even when he was being unlikable. He loves so much and so fully, but doesn’t always do the right thing to the people he loves. He makes mistakes but he learns from those mistakes and makes sure to do better. I loved him. He was caring and kind and passionate. He always had the best intentions even if things didn’t work out how he planned.
I loved his friends too. Jillian and Franny are the cutest couple, aside from Kate and Jack of course. In the beginning, when Jack talks about how he’s in love with Jillian I thought we were going to get some moping and pining. But I ended up really liking Jillian and Franny together but also the friend dynamic between the three of them. I enjoyed how their history was shown and how close they were.
Then there’s Kate. I liked her. Though there didn’t seem to be much more to her than being Jack’s love interest and being sick. I don’t feel like we got any backstory or history for her. Also, her brother was really annoying.
Overall, I loved this. I read it all in one day because I just could not put it down. The story was interesting and the characters were loveable and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this book.

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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