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Book Review: Woke Up Like This by Amy Lea

book review woke up like this amy lea

I'm a bit behind in posting my book reviews. We read this one for our November book club.


Pros: Mostly clean read.

Cons: A little more bad language than I usually prefer and references to intimacy, naked body parts and living together before marriage.

My Thoughts:

Charlotte Wu finds herself paired with her archnemisis J.T. Renner to plan the perfect prom. J.T. has ruined every big high school moment for Charlotte so far and she's sure he'll ruin this one too. It's totally his fault when she falls from a ladder hanging decorations.

But whose fault is it that they wake up twelve years later engaged to each other?

They must work together to find their way back to reality, but along the way, they learn a lot about each other and truths about others in their lives.

It's a little bit like the movie One Freaky Friday. I laughed out loud at some of the scenes and teared up in a few others.

I'm not sure if the author intended to teach a lesson or just write a fun novel, but it's a reminder that we all have more going on in our lives than others realize.

Thirty-year-old Charlotte and J.T. confess to each other details about their lives as teens that shaped who they were then and who they have become. Until that moment, they only knew what they saw from the outside looking in.

In the last few years, I've been reminded to be kind to others because we don't know what's happening in their lives that we don't see. Social media makes us think we know a person, but we don't unless we're living with a close connection to them. Woke Up Like This uses humor and a little science fiction to remind us of this lesson.

If you're looking for a rom-com to start 2024, check out Woke Up Like This by Amy Lea.


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