My Second Impression of You by Michelle I. Mason ~ 304 pages ~ published September 20, 2022 by Bloomsbury YA
Sixteen-year-old Maggie is having the worst day ever. Her perfect boyfriend, Theo, breaks up with her, and then she literally breaks a leg (well, foot), preventing her from starring in the school play. When she receives a text offering her the chance to relive her best day ever – the day she and Theo met – she decides to take the leap. Everything would be better if she could figure out how to win him back. Only, there’s a catch. She doesn’t just relive the day; she gets everyone else’s perspectives, too. The information – not only about Theo, but her family, her best friend, and even Theo’s obnoxious buddy Carson (who is suddenly… nice?) – is more than she bargained for.
As she learns about all the minor details – and major ones – she missed the first time around, she finds herself transported back to reality with a completely new perspective and a big opportunity to decide how to move forward on her own terms.
What I Thought:
*I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Bloomsbury YA for this ARC!*
This was a cute little contemporary YA romance! I really enjoyed the time travel aspect of the story, especially that it was done through a mysterious phone app. It was creative and fun!
Maggie was a fun character. I enjoyed all of the musical theater references, as she was obsessed with the theater. She kind of reminded me (uncomfortably so) of myself when I was in high school. I really liked her journey of self-discovery.
The two love interests in this book were so much fun. I really enjoyed seeing both of them from two different perspectives as Maggie gets more background info from her “best day”.
The opportunity to go back and re-experience the “best day” of your life, but not be able to change anything was an interesting premise. I loved that she could choose to hear peoples inner monologue or not. It was very creative!
The over-dramatics and self-absorption were spot on. You don’t think you are acting that way as a teen, but looking back on it…we all absolutely did 😏
This was a really fun read. It makes me want to search out more time travel type books in the future.
I gave My Second Impression of You 4 Stars!
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