[Book Tour] ARC Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

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Title: Ask Again Later

Author: Liz Czukas
Publisher: Harper Teen
Date of Publication: March 11, 2014
Acquisition: borrowed from Pinoy Book Tours

Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.
Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be?
Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests–even if he wants to share all his feelings?
Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all…

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This was one very long prom night. The story was mostly told with two storylines – what would happen if the coin toss favored heads or if it ends up tails. Despite showing different prom nights for Heart, I personally liked how there were some similarities and differences between the two possible routes. The funny thing is, you don’t really know which one was true. They both just start and end the same way. What happened in between can go both ways. It’s like choose your own adventure. 😛

The “surprising thing” that the synopsis promised wasn’t really surprising though. I pretty much shipped the two characters from the start. I know they were meant to be together. Even though things got so screwed up, I still rooted for them all the way. I think Heart was the only one who refused to see that they’re a good match.

I think that the problem with Heart is that she took things to the extreme. She was so hung up over her name, which is actually pretty common. I see no wrong as being called such, except for the body organ teasing. She also distanced herself too much from romantic relationships because of her past. She needed to find the middle ground, or maybe the person who could change her ways.

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OVERALL, Ask Again Later is entertaining and funny with a wonderful ending to stick around for. It’s not perfect, and it was a little predictable, but it’s definitely worth the read. Having the story told in dual storylines shows all the possibilities that our choices lead to, but maybe, just maybe, some things are truly meant to be.

RATING:

4-star

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Disclaimer:

  • This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
  • I do not own most of the images I use, and some may be subject to editing.
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