Yesterday has an interesting premise, but, it didn't quite work for me. In the prologue, readers meet a grieving and oh-so-angry Freya who has vowed to never forgive her father who "allowed" her brother with a deadly and oh-so-contagious disease to be taken away by authorities. Now she knows they are coming for her, though even she doesn't suspect the real reason why. In chapter one, readers meet a Freya who is newly arrived in Canada and about to start her first day of school. She's been raised in various countries, but, after her father's recent death, her family has decided to settle down. The Freya readers first meet is from 2063, the second from 1985. The first few chapters follow Freya through her first few weeks at school as she attends classes, makes friends, goes to a party, talks to a couple of guys. But things begin to change when Freya
The book has an interesting premise: a future world that is in so much trouble that they've resorted to sending people back in time to save them. But the book is so didactic, so message-heavy. And the writing never felt quite right to me. Perhaps if the story had more mystery and the framework was different, it would have been a better read for me.
- If you're equally interested in futuristic science fiction and realistic fiction/realistic romance set in 1985
- If you enjoy reading books with unique premises
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