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strives to change as little as possible, but
when he meets Rhiannon and falls in
love, all bets are off.
Extra Life. By Derek Nikitas. 2015. Polis,
$18.95 (9781940610535). Gr. 8–11.
Another chance to live a single day is
what Russ Vale’s future self promises him
(or so it seems), but each reset results in
dangerous anomalies, and eventually, he
has to decide whether to keep making
the leap or stay put and deal. Escalating
action and quantum physics give this
The First Last Day. By Dorian
Cirrone. 2016. Aladdin, $17.99
(9781481458139). Gr. 4–6.
Another chance to live her last day of
summer vacation at the beach? That’s
Haleigh’s idea of heaven, and for a while,
endlessly luxuriating in the waves with
her best friend is perfect. But thanks to
some poignant conversations about mortality, she reluctantly concedes that life is
best when it moves forward, despite the
The Loop. By Shandy Lawson.
2013. Disney/Hyperion, $16.99
(9781423160892). Gr. 7–10.
Another chance at life is literally what
Ben and Maggie get when they repeatedly wake up after being murdered only
to find themselves experiencing the same
two days, each time with a powerful
sense of déjà vu. Can they use their vague
memories to outsmart the killer and escape their time loop?
to huge differences in her day, and she
learns uncomfortable truths about herself
and her friends. Will it be enough to save
her from her fate?
Best Friends for Never. By Adrienne
Vrettos. 2016. Scholastic, $16.99
(9780545561495). Gr. 4–7.
Another chance to make a first impression with new friends seems like a dream
come true, but it takes a while for Hattie, a
Brooklynite newly transplanted to a quaint
New England town, to see it that way.
First, she’ll have to wrangle with what it
means to be herself. Then she can break the
jinx that has her locked inside a time loop.
Bounce. By Megan Shull. 2016.
HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen, $16.99
(9780062311726). Gr. 5–7.
Another chance at a perfect Christmas
preoccupies Frannie, but her wish doesn’t
quite pan out the way she expects. She
wakes up on several Christmas mornings,
but she’s always in someone else’s body.
Even if each host body’s Christmas has all
the perfect trappings, Frannie learns that
it’s the unseen elements of the holiday
that are the most important.
Every Day. By David Levithan. 2012.
Knopf, $16.99 (9780307931887).
Another chance at a different life greets
A (his only name) each morning, when
he awakes in a different body—each body
is different, but A is always 16, and he’s
never the same person twice. In a neat
reversal from the rest of these titles, A
No True Echo. By Gareth P. Jones.
2015. Abrams/Amulet, $16.95
(9781419707841). Gr. 7–10.
Another chance to catch the pretty
new girl’s attention is all Eddie wants one
morning in seriously sleepy Wellcome Valley, but he gets more than he bargained for
when he learns she’s from the future. Soon
Eddie’s also traveling to the past, and his
and Scarlett’s overlapping time loops give
him a fresh perspective as well as answers
to a long-standing mystery.
Odessa Again. By Dana Reinhardt.
2013. Random/Wendy Lamb, $15.99
(9780385739566). Gr. 4–6.
Another chance will surely be what fixes
Odessa’s parents’ marriage. When she falls
through a magical hole in the floor of her
mom’s new house into the previous day,
that’s exactly what she tries to do. But her
changes have unexpected consequences
for the future, and they’re not always
A Week of Mondays. By Jessica Brody.
2016. Farrar, $17.99 (9780374382704).
Another chance to fix her terrible Monday? Ellie would like nothing better, but
no matter what choices she makes, she
still ends up getting in a horrible fight
with her boyfriend. Is she fated to live
eternity getting dumped? Or is her focus
on fixing the relationship the problem?