In Five Years: A Novel
by Rebecca Serle
Hardcover- $18.90

Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences ...

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What if you had a glimpse into the future? Dannie has a plan, she lives by the numbers and she is right in track. She interviews for her dream job, gets engaged to the man of her dreams all on the same day, but when she returns home she falls asleep for an hour and wakes up in a different apartment, with a different man and a different ring on her finger and it is five years in the future. She tells no one. Then she wakes up again and is back in the present.Life goes on as planned until her best friend develops cancer and Dannie’s whole world starts reeling out of control. Was what happened a premonition or something else.
There are many emotions in this wonderful story. By the end you will know the true meaning of love and friendship.

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Although Rebecca Serle did not intend IN FIVE YEARS to be a young adult novel, it still has a YA feel to it. The main characters, although adults in their late 20s, early 30s, refer to each other in YA terms (e.g., "best friends,” "besties"), and their circumstances almost always concern their love lives (also very YAish). That may put off some adult readers.

The real problem with this book is what, at first, seems like a good thing because it sparks your interest and draws you in.

Dannie has a dream that seems very real. Probably nothing will come of it, but maybe it was a premonition. So the entire book leads up to that particular day. And for the entire book you will be expecting an explanation of the dream/premonition. If it is a premonition, how and why did it happen?

That, alone, kept me interested in this story. Otherwise, IN FIVE YEARS is just a typical live-with-her-boyfriend-for-five-years-and-look-forward-to-marrying-him YA book. But there is that dream/premonition that sets it apart.

In the end, though, the story is unsatisfying. I still have questions and don’t feel like anything was explained.

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