BHBC Review – “Here I Go Again” by: Jen Lancaster

A description of the book, thanks to Amazon.com:

Twenty years after ruling the halls of her suburban Chicago high school, Lissy Ryder doesn’t understand why her glory days ended. Back then, she was worshipped… beloved… feared. Present day, not so much. She’s been pink-slipped from her high-paying job, dumped by her husband and kicked out of her condo. Now, at thirty-seven, she’s struggling to start a business out of her parents’ garage and sleeping under the hair-band posters in her old bedroom.

Lissy finally realizes karma is the only bitch bigger than she was. Her present is miserable because of her past. But it’s not like she can go back in time and change who she was…or can she?

Oh man. Who can’t relate to this story?! Thankfully, my high school experience didn’t involve anyone quite as mean as Lissy Ryder because she was one mean girl! But karma came back to bite her – after taking advantage of everything and everyone, she finds herself without it all. And everyone who worshipped her in high school? Far from it now. In fact, most of them despise her.

The story has an “It’s a Wonderful Life” vibe to it and we can to see Lissy “re-live” parts of high school, making changes to who she is and seeing whether it affects her present life. Everything we do has a ripple effect to it. So as Lissy changes everything she did wrong in high school, she learns that there so much more is affected. More than she realized.

This is a perfect summer, beach/vacation-read type of book! It’s my first Jen Lancaster book but definitely not my last!

If you could re-live your high school days, what would you do differently? Anything? Join the conversation over at BlogHer this month and let us know!

Disclosure: This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.

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