Do Over by Jeff Kirvin: Review

Do Over begins with whiffs of ‘Back to the Future’, with the nostalgia, frustration, and regret of a young man in a rut, asking the eternal question, ‘Where did I go wrong?’ And then it takes a wonky turn off the tracks. Going much farther than to ask what things would be like if one could do everything over, the choices Rick Preston makes ask more complicated questions about the nature of fate, and the role of his own will in defining the kind of person he wants to be. It is a sober tale told in a colorful humorous voice that defies traditionally scripted Disnified endings. A fun and thoughtful read.


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