A World Without You By Beth Revis

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I tend to always gravitate towards mental illness books in young adult fiction. They always have this wonderful element of solving an identity crisis that is painted so beautifully.

I met Beth Revis at a local bookstore a few years back. It was right before this book was released and as she described it, I fell in love with the idea. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and I got it the day it came out.

Bo can travel through time, or so he thinks. He is attending the school Berkley, which is a school for students with special powers. It is a boarding school and he has some communication with his family, but spends most of his days falling in love with Sofia. As the reader, you quickly find out that Sofia has had a lot of family drama in the past and its starting to catch up with her. She ends up committing suicide and Bo wants to travel back in time to try and save her. Can he do it?

I had such high hopes for this book. There is a big twist in the end that you can predict is coming. I really did not want the ending to be true. I was so upset about it, I was mad for days. I threw the book, I’ll admit it. The characters weren’t likable to me. I felt like the original storyline would have been an awesome fantasy/sci-fi book if there wasn’t that twist. I will say that the ending leaves you questioning for more; questioning if the twist is really even true in the first place. That makes it a little promising? I digress….not my favorite read.

2.5/5 Stars

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