The Repeat Year: A Novel

The Repeat Year - Andrea Lochen I received a copy of The Repeat Year: A Novel by Andrea Lochen in exchange for an honest review.

Olive woke up on New Year’s Day of 2011 – but it should really be 2012… What a concept, don’t we sometimes wish that we could do that, get a chance to do over a really bad year, I bet most of us have had at least one of those!

The concept of this book was really wonderful and I liked that there were some twists that I could not have predicted, but I found it hard to understand Olive’s behavior and actually I found she was quite selfish sometimes, but at least she had the opportunity to put it right somewhat. Olive’s boyfriend Phil was one of the more likeable characters in the book, as well as Olive’s mom Kathy, who was trying to keep her children happy while trying to move on after the death of her husband.

The characters were well developed and I would totally recommend this book to anyone, it puts a lot of life into perspective.