[Book Talk] If Only We by Jessica Sankiewicz

if only weBook Details:

Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Read: August 2016

Synopsis:

They say all it takes is one wrong move and you lose the game. One false step and you’re trapped. One slip-up in your choice of words and you ruin a friendship forever. That is what they say. They say I lost.

I do not believe them.

At the end of the summer after graduation, Adrienne wonders what happened to cause her life to be in ruins. She isn’t getting along with her mom, her stepsister isn’t talking to her, and, to top it off, the boy she’s been in love with doesn’t want anything to do with her. She believes the turning point was a choice she made at graduation. When she wakes up the next day, she has been transported back three months to that moment, the one where everything started to fall apart.

Adrienne realizes she has been given a second chance—and this time she doesn’t want to mess anything up. Reliving the entire summer, though, turns out to be a lot harder than she thought. As the same days and weeks go by, she starts to see how simple decisions can make a huge impact on the world around her. Despite knowing some of what lies ahead, there are some things she didn’t anticipate. She thought she knew what mistake led her to where she ended up the first time. She was wrong.

And by the time summer is over, she discovers what was really at stake.

My Thoughts

So I bought this ebook years ago when people were raving about it and, as my ebooks usually do, it sat on my ereader for quite some time until I was chatting with the author online about something or other. I checked out her profile and saw what book she had written and remembered I had it and decided to finally give it a go. And I totally loved it!

This is exactly the kind of book I love to read. It’s one of those sliding door, what if type of books, that starts off with a resolution after certain events happen, but then our main character, Adrienne (awesome name, by the way – my best friend has the same!), gets a DO OVER. I loved going back with her to see what she would change and what the outcome was after she did things differently. I also loved that not only does Adrienne get a second chance, but that she didn’t just use it frivolously. We get to see her grow and change and learn and fall in love … it was magical!

Oh, and Adrienne loves to sew and I spent the majority of this book wanting to learn to sew again (I have very, very, very limited skills) … in fact, I would read the book for a bit and then I would work on setting up my sewing machine and do the odd tutorial and get back to reading afterwards. I love books that motivate me to do things!

Seriously, such a great book about second chances, friendship, love, and finding your way. I’m so excited to read more by Jessica Sankiewicz!

 

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