Author: Margarita Montimore
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: February 25, 2020
Book Description: Just because life may be out of order, doesn’t mean it’s broken.
It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics, or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the New Year begins, Oona faints and awakens thirty-two years in the future in her fifty-one-year-old body. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random. And so begins Oona Out of Order…
Hopping through decades, pop culture fads, and much-needed stock tips, Oona is still a young woman on the inside but ever changing on the outside. Who will she be next year? Philanthropist? Club Kid? World traveler? Wife to a man she’s never met?
Surprising, magical, and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore has crafted an unforgettable story about the burdens of time, the endurance of love, and the power of family.
Rating: 4 stars
Review: What if you every New Year you awoke in a different year in your life. One day you1 18 at the stroke of midnight you are 50 and then the next year you are 27. Oona Lockhart is living that life.
This book begins New Year’s Eve 1982, and the day before Oona’s nineteenth birthday. She has met the man of her dreams, she has a big decision to make whether to study abroad with her friend, or go on tour with her band that her boyfriend also fronts. She is living her dream. As the countdown to midnight occurs, Oona starts to feel strange and the next thing we know, she wakes up 31 years later. This this first leap that Oona takes.
She will have many relationships when she jumps, but her mom and Kenzie who she meets in her first jump our the only people that know about her condition. She leaves herself letters to give her clues about the upcoming year. With each jump Oona learns to live each year at a time, but takes her knowledge with her to each year she goes to.
This book as so much charm, and just extremely smart. I think like Oona there are many lessons in this unique tale. Maybe don’t take life so seriously, and accept what is meant to be. I think this will be a hit for many readers, I personally could not put it down.
Thank you NetGalley and Flatiron Books for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.