When Hadley Jamison finds out a fellow classmate, Archer Morales, committed suicide, she can't help but feel she could have stopped him. Then at the funeral she runs into Death who has a proposition for her. She has 27 days to stop Archer from killing himself. Hadley goes back in time and is determined to stop Archer. Problem is he wants nothing to do with her and pushes her away. Hadley must decide to put everything on the line if she has any hope of saving Archer but she has to hurry as time is ticking down.
What worked: This is an addictive, fast-paced read where Death makes a proposition for Hadley to go back in time to stop a classmate from killing himself. I got swept up in the drama as Hadley goes out of her way to befriend Archer. Hadley is one of those stereotypical 'rich' NYC girls while Archer's family owes a coffee house. They're different in so many ways, yet also alike. While Hadley's parents are rich successful business people, she's often left alone in their apartment. Her quest to save Archer pushes her to step outside her comfort zone.
The strength of this story has to be how Hadley goes out of her way to get to Archer. There's a lot behind his standoffish behavior. As Hadley gets closer, secrets come out about what might have behind Archer's deadly decision. I liked Hadley's determination and spunk even when Archer goes out of his way to let her know he's not interested.
Another huge plus has to be how the author breaks down the stereotypes behind what a suicidal person looks and acts like. Archer has a large loving family but also a terrible secret. Hadley refuses to ignore his rudeness at first as she tries hard to reach out to him.
A twist on Groundhog's Day meets Death, this paranormal tale will have readers turning the pages to see if Hadley stops Archer from making a tragic mistake. * YA Books Central * After reading only a few chapters of this gripping story, it's clear why this novel was originally a Wattpad sensation! Compelling characters and several creative plot twists make this tale truly unputdownable. Readers will embrace Hadley and Archer (as well as Archer's family) and their unusual yet endearing friendship. Tucked away between the wry humor and vivid NYC setting is a powerful look at grief and at the difference that even one person can make in another's life.
Hadley Jamison knows Archer Morales as an aloof loner, but she also remembers him as the guy who made her blush in freshman English. She is stunned when she learns Archer committed suicide, and she attends his funeral, wishing there was more she could have done. At the funeral, a man introduces himself as Death and offers Hadley a strange deal: If she goes back in time 27 days, she has the chance to stop Archer from taking his own life. She accepts but has no idea how much her own life will change in the process. * Romantic Times *show more