The Do-Over by Jennifer Honeybourn | Book Review

I had randomly picked The Do-Over by Jennifer Honeybourn to read off my TBR cart because it was short and I quite liked the bright cover. Previously I had read Honeybourn’s Wesley James Ruined My Life and enjoyed my time with it. So, it seemed reasonable that I would also enjoy my time with this contemporary book. If not, at least it would prove to be a really fast read and easy to get through to clear more space on the shelves.

The Do-Over is about Emilia, a high school girl who just wants to fit with the in-crowd. As the book opens, Emilia goes to a party held by popular boy Ben. There, Ben asks her out and she accepts. Emilia ends up ditching her best friend Alistair who wanted her to leave with him. Anyways, she finds out the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. So, Emilia desperately wants a do-over. She ends up getting her wish and so her life instantly changes to what would have happened had she not gone out with Ben. Emilia only gets one do-over, so her decision is final. However, again, what happens is not quite what she expected and now she’s left pining over Alistair, again.

Overall, I thought that The Do-Over was an okay book. I would have liked it if Emilia was a better communicator, but that’s life. What was neat was in her second chance, she made a new friend and I enjoyed seeing that unfold. Also, there’s a lot of Settlers Of Catan in this book which is neat and different. I like when characters have a hobby. However, in the end, I do not feel any particular attachment to this book. I don’t regret reading it, but I also probably would not regret having not read it.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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  1. I hadn’t heard of this one, but after reading your review I’m totally okay with that, haha. Sorry this one wasn’t more amazing! Hope you and yours are doing well. <3

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