Title: Shuffle Repeat
Author: Jen Klein
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
June wants high school to end and real life to begin. Oliver is soaking up senior year’s glory days. They could have coasted through high school, knowing about—but not really knowing—each other.
Except that their moms have arranged for Oliver to drive June to school. Every. Single. Day.
Suddenly these two opposites are fighting about music, life . . . pretty much everything. But love is unpredictable. When promises—and hearts—get broken, Oliver and June must figure out what really matters. And then fight for it.
Ever since reading the synopsis, I marked the date of release and waited. I got it several days after but I’m so glad I didn’t give up on it!
June and Oliver and connected only through childhood memories and their moms, so when June moves house which is far from school, their moms arrange Oliver to take her along in his car everyday since he lives nearby.
It starts with them fighting and trying to find things to fill in so the whole ride wouldn’t be in silence. Turns out, even music won’t work because they are complete opposites. They fight mostly about whether school matters (Oliver) or not (June).
The whole book revolves around them stating to become friends with each other and their friends, starting to like each other and usual high school drama. The basis of the book is them trying to convince each other on their view of whether school matters later.
I loved Oliver so much, and June is a really good character. I loved each and every character because they were so well thought and formed. The family problems and the relationship between their moms along with June and her dad’s relationship was inserted in appropriate amounts.
Since I was alone at home while reading this, I freely said “aww” and laughed. Only the part where they patched up after fighting and breaking heard was a bit messy but—YA—we teenagers are stupid and like that.
I recommend this to anyone who loves YA, high school, enemies-turned-friends, childhood sweethearts and a happy ending that shows them staying together to college.