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…
My Two Cents…..
I loved this book from the very start, but you have to go into it knowing that it is time travel and NOT expect it to be completely logical. It is a very engaging story full of pop culture, emotional depth, and genuine self discovery. It soon became clear that if you listened (as I did) or read closely, each phase, or leap, of Oona’s life has small details that give you clues to her next year and what it may or may not have in store for her. The story was very compelling and had me questioning if I would change my past or if I would want to know the future. Each one of Oona’s leaps offered a situation that was charismatic for me and I enjoyed watching the raw, and vulnerable Oona grow and mature through her various stages of life. If you’re looking for a delightful escape, definitely pick up this book.
**As I mentioned, I listened to the audiobook and it was fantastic. Brittany Pressley did an amazing job and made it easy to follow even with the time travel.**