It’s time to get back to some reviews! Today’s is Skipping Forward by Bethany Wicker.
This is a great cover. I liked it when I picked up the book and I liked it even more after having read the book. It really captures the emotion of our heroine, Molly. She has an ability (or problem). She can skip forward in time, usually unwillingly, and won’t remember what she missed. Her parents don’t believe her, but her best friend does and is trying to help her cope, when new guy, Rhett, shows up and seems to understand her more than anyone else.
So, this book took me by surprise. I expected a more action-adventure story. Instead, I felt like there was more focus on Molly coming to terms with her talent and what she could and couldn’t control. She also learns the pitfalls of moving through time and the heartache that can come with it. I appreciated that the book had depth and real-world applications.
However, to me, this story felt longer then necessary. I feel like the last couple of chapters weren’t needed and it made me confused as to the main plot line of the story. Was it that Molly learned to accept the limitations of her ability and overcome tragedy? Or was it a story of her deciding what to do after college and committing to Rhett? I just felt like I had the closure I needed long before the end.
Overall, I would say this is a solid, well-edited book. There’s nothing flashy about the writing, but Wicker really does make you think with difficult situations and a character learning to accept herself and her limitations. Happy reading, my friends!