This is the perfect book for a wacky Wednesday. Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore is one of the cleverest books I've read in a while. It is a very fun read and with each chapter you are surprised. I could only imagine the author's wall filled with a timeline and post it notes, only to be rearranged constantly.
cover blurb It's New Year's Eve 1982 and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown begins, Oona faints and awakens thirty-two years in the future in her fifty-one year old body.
Thus begins your adventure as a reader. It's fun to watch Oona figure out what's doing on. She has to navigate life as a stranger to her life. Fortunately, her mother is a solid fixture and is aware of Oona's time travel dilemma. There's also a fellow named Kenzi who appears in years as an aid (or more to his story). Thanks to very wise investing (it helps as you move in time to know to bet big on Apple stock), Oona is very rich and does have a home base.
P.318 Kenzi to Oona "When you go from year to year randomly, I bet you see things differently. Notice more. Appreciate more." Indeed, this book does make you think about your own life.
Oona Out of Order is inventive, clever, and really entertaining. A good summer read.