The Loop

The Loop

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Ben and Maggie have met, fallen in love, and died together countless times. Over the course of two pivotal day--both the best and worst of their lives--they struggle again and again to resist the pull of fate and the force of time itself. With each failure, they return to the beginning of their end, a wild road trip that brings them to the scene of their own murders and into the hands of the man who is destined to kill them.
As time circles back on itself, events become more deeply ingrained, more inescapable for the two kids trapped inside the loop. The closer they come to breaking out, the tighter fate's clutches seem to grip them. They devise a desperate plan to break free and survive the days ahead, but what if Ben and Maggie's only shot at not dying is surviving apart?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 147 x 213 x 23mm | 363g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1423160894
  • 9781423160892
  • 2,328,982

About Shandy Lawson

Shandy Lawson's "day jobs" have ranged from making wine recommendations to being a machinist, a dispatcher in an auto repair garage, a philosophy tutor at a local college and a stone mason. Creatively, he put most of his energy into a career as a performing song writer before turning his focus to writing fiction. Shandy lives and works in New York City. The Loop is his first novel.
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581 ratings
3.41 out of 5 stars
5 16% (92)
4 32% (184)
3 33% (194)
2 15% (90)
1 4% (21)

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The Loop was a suspenseful twist on time travel. Ben and Maggie lived the same two days over and over again, and fate led them to the same place to face the same guy and die the same death. But Maggie is able to remember some of the things from previous loops, and Ben is able to bend the loop some, so they try to change what happens. While I enjoyed the story, I had some issues. The first is why Roy was after them. There is a brief explanation that I didn't quite understand about money and a horse track. The second is their seeming insta-love. I get that Maggie can remember Ben, and Ben has a sense of dejavu. Also that they have been through this who knows how many times together, but still I guess I don't get their love for each other despite the fact that they are placed in these incredibly dangerous situations together. The ending was pretty clever and tied up the plot pretty well. It left me satisfied. That aside, I liked the story and their characters. They had personality, and I saw some character growth in this story. Bottom Line: Fun and quick but I wasn't blown more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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