Title: Class of ’98
Author: A.L. Player
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Genre: Chick Lit; Young Adult/ Adult
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.
Back to the Future meets She’s All That, Class of ’98 is a young adult/adult crossover that will appeal to teens and adults
Class of ’98 was a really fun read. The book travels back in time to the year 1998 (two years before I graduated) so I still remember the music, movies, and the clothes and hair styles from back then. It was fun going back to a time when internet and all of this other technology we use today basically didn’t exist. I enjoyed this book not only for taking me back to 1998, but also because of how cute and romantic it was, it was an enjoyable read, especially on a snow day!
The characters were good. I liked that both Matt and Jackie, although not having talked much in high school, managed to put their differences aside in the future. It was fun to see how two people can change over time. It was fun to see that they got to do things over again, and maybe the “right way” the second time around.
The plot was very enjoyable- I mean who wouldn’t like to go back and do some things differently? I know I sure would! The pace of the novel was good and continued moving the story forward.
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.
** GIVEAWAY **
4 – ebooks of Class of 98’ + $10 iTunes gift card (INT)