Also, I'd reviewed Carry On (UK - US) previously, and enjoyed it a lot.
(And Rainbow Rowell liked one of my tweets of that review, and I nearly fell off the sofa in shock.)
So I figured that I'd try another book by Rowell, and see how it went.
He hasn't left her.
As time-machines go, it's pretty useless - all she can do is call 1998-Neal. It's 2013-Neal she needs to deal with, right?
So why does she keep calling?
I love Rainbow Rowell's wit and quirkiness - she can make normal conversations hilarious. And that's a talent worth having.
(Believe me. Everyone could do with that talent at some point in their lives...)
This book is incredibly readable - light-hearted and fun, it's one you just sort of... keep reading.
(And then you're like - I had stuff to do book! You win this round!)
I love Heather, Georgie's sister, she's great. She rocks in the 'sarcastic, but will defend her sister to her last breath,' kind of way.
Oh, and the name Georgie McCool? Dude, it's just fab. :)
The main crowning glory of this book though is that IT SOMEHOW MANAGES TO AVOID THE AWKWARD CLICHES!
Seriously, it could've gotten so cringey, but Rowell manages to side-step most of that and plump instead for realism and originality - and I always love me some originality. ;)
This is probably my fault - I'm far too used to violent deaths and supernatural creatures in my books, and this doesn't have that.
I found the kids, Noomi and Alice, annoying. But that's mainly because Naomi was pet-named Noomi, and also because kids often bug me.
I also wasn't sure I wanted Neal and Georgie to work things out. I kind of felt at various points that she'd be better off with Seth.
But then, Georgie isn't sure whether she wants to work things out with Neal - so maybe it's just the tone reflecting the character's indecision.
Oh, and there's swearing here - which I found pretty hilarious in its usage, but I will warn you about as part of my blogger-ly duty (*salutes smartly*).
It's light, it's fun, and it will definitely keep you reading.