Tuesday, December 17, 2013

[Book Review] Class of '98 by A.L. Player

Class of '98
Class of '98
A. L. Player
Jackie Dunn and Matt Stewart barely knew each other in high school, back when she was a blue-haired alterna-kid and he was a preppy jock. High school rules dictated they'd never hang out, or sit at the same lunch table, or God forbid, date. 

But when a weird storm transports them from their ten-year reunion back to senior year, they have to work together to figure out a way to get back to 2008. 

Stuck in high school, Jackie and Matt agree to tough it out. They agree to do everything exactly as they remember, even though that means staying with the boyfriend Jackie knows will betray her, or playing nice with the girl that will someday be Matt’s ex-wife. Soon, they come to rely on one other, even become friends. 

Jackie’s just starting to get used to curfews and term papers again, when Matt hits her with the biggest surprise of all: he’s fallen in love with her. He’ll change the past however he has to if it means a future with Jackie. But Jackie’s terrified they’ll not only alter their lives, but the lives of everyone around them. 

*ARC provided by the author as a part of tour in exchange for an honest review*

Will they get it right this time, or waste a second chance to fall in love...

This was supposed to be the day when Jackie finally gets that promotion at work. With $7 coffee in her hand she finds out that someone else gets the job that she worked so hard for. Oh and at the same time she spills that $7 coffee on herself. And finds out that it’s her high school reunion where she needs to revisit her days of blue hair and heartbreak. 

When Jackie arrives to the reunion, she greets Matt Stewart who was always nice but never was in the same circle of people. When they step out of the room, they suddenly open the doors to 1998 – their last year in high school. Not knowing what to do, they will have each other to rely on and try to figure out if this is the second chance they wanted. For Jackie – find happiness and not have to go through breakup and her best friend’s betrayal and for Matt – making a mistake of marrying his highschool girlfriend only to find himself divorced few years later. 


With light and humorous writing, Class Of ‘98 was very enjoyable read. Although the story did not stuck up to me as something special, I did enjoy reading about Jackie and Matt’s friendship and how it grew into something more. Definitely did not expect to like this one as much as I did but I’m really glad I read it. 

About the Author
A. L. Player teaches middle and high school English in Atlanta, GA.  She lives with her guitar-playing, English-teaching husband and their three crazy rescue dogs.  Her last name gets about the reaction you'd expect.
CLASS OF '98 is A.L.'s first novel.

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