Review: Here I Go Again
Lissy Ryder ruled high school. She was the girl who called the shots and set the trends. The problem is, her life peaked then and, now that her 20 year high school reunion is looming, her life is falling apart. She’s lost her job, her husband has just asked for a divorce, and she’s had to move back in with her parents.
Despite her recent setbacks, Lissy decides to go to her high school reunion – surely she can do some networking there. When she arrives at the reunion, she discovers that all the people she was mean to in high school are much more successful than she is. After having too much to drink, she wakes up with a little vial of elixir and instructions to drink it carefully, a drop at a time. Thinking it’s a cure for her hangover, she drinks it all and finds she’s traveled back in time. She’s got two weeks in the past to change her current life, but can she do it?
Here I Go Again by Jen Lancaster is such a fun book! I loved Lancaster’s breezy writing style and snappy dialogue and was so hooked right from the start that I stayed up late to finish it. Lissy goes back to high school, but she takes all of her knowledge with her and she knows what she wants to change – she just has to figure out how to do it. It was so much fun seeing her view the drama of high school through adult eyes.
Lissy is a fabulous character. At first she’s annoying, so I wanted to choke her, but she learned from her mistakes and grew as her story progressed. The more I got to know about her, the more I grew to understand, and even like, her. She starts to see where she went wrong and tries to figure out what to do about it. The other characters in the book are great as well, especially Lissy’s mom, who’s a steamrolling Southern belle.
I enjoyed the storyline of Here I Go Again as well. Sure, parts of it were a little predictable but, in Lancaster’s hands, it didn’t matter because it was all a lot of fun. I laughed out loud more than once as I read this delightful story! On the surface, the story is light but there’s really a message there – the tough times in life serve to make us stronger. This book will make you smile so be sure to grab a copy!