Title- In Five Years
POV- First person, present tense
Trope- Friendship, Do-overs
Similar Books/Comps– Me Before You and One Day and It Ends with Us
My emotions- I felt “alive” in this book, as if I was experiencing most of the scenes for myself and there in the moment. I felt invested in the main character the story definitely didn’t go in the way I assumed and I wasn’t sure if I felt disappointed due to that at the end.
Dannie Kohan- concrete thinker, sees the world analytically black/white
Bella- best friend, whimsical, believes in fate
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Dannie’s meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content.
But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.
The writing style felt very “present.”
What I’d change-
The main character learns things about herself through the journey but I was also hoping she realized she doesn’t have to be a “specific kind of person” to be happy.
“You mistake love. You think it has to have a future in order to matter, but it doesn’t. It’s the only thing that does not need to become at all. It matters only insofar as it exists. Here. Now. Love doesn’t require a future.”