Saturday, August 24, 2013

[Book Review] Living Backwards by Tracy Sweeney

Living BackwardsLiving Backwards
Tracy Sweeney
Twenty-nine-year-old Jillian Cross refuses to believe that a pair of skinny jeans has led to her untimely demise. Life just isn't that cruel. But when an overly-enthusiastic attempt at squeezing herself into them leads her to fall and lose consciousness, she is faced with just that possibility. When she awakens with both a bruised ego and a bump on her head, she's not in her tiny apartment but her childhood bedroom circa 1999-the spring of her senior year in high school. Jillian knows that time travel isn't logical. But then again, neither was her decision to wear skinny jeans. As she attempts to navigate her way through the halls of Reynolds High, walking the same path and making the same choices she made years before, she knows that any change she makes can have a catastrophic effect on her future. But when she strikes up an unexpected friendship with motorcycle-riding, cigarette-smoking Luke Chambers, can she pretend to be the same shy girl she once was? At least she has her pink sparkly flask to take the edge off. One little change won't hurt, right?

Living Backwards is an amazing story about Jillian Cross and she blames everything on skinny jeans. If she wouldn't have tried to put them on, she would not traveled into the past and had to re-live her childhood. But things might not be so bad after she realizes that this might be her chance to fix everything that she has done and move on.

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Not bad, not bad. I enjoyed reading about Jillian's adventures and it was hilarious!  I loved the author's writing and the atmosphere that she has created with these characters. I definitely do not see a lot of interesting books that make me laugh but THUMPS UP!! Great read!

About this author

Tracy Sweeney graduated with a degree in Management and Finance but prefers writing ridiculous things to crunching ridiculous numbers. She lives north of Boston, Massachusetts with her two young boys. Her short stories have appeared in Literary Juice, Solecisms and Slice of Life Magazines. She is currently working on her second novel which will be equally as ridiculous.

Follow her nonsense on Twitter at @pink_flask.