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Book Review: Oona out of order by Margarita Montimore

Oona out of order by Margarita Montimore

Genre: Fiction, Time Travel

BUG Rating: 3.5/5

Overall: I’m still trying to decide how I feel about this book 🤔 What I loved: the unique premise of the story (I was a HUGE fan of the movie 13 going on 30 🤣), and the clear message about how important it is to live in the moment, and enjoy all the highs and lows thrown your way 🖤

What didn’t work for me: I felt I couldn’t get invested enough in the story/Oona because it jumped through quite a few years fairly quickly: one line we were in May and two lines later it was the end of the year?! I think this is why I didn’t manage to develop much of a connection with Oona 😔

I was expecting more from this one, but for originality and overall enjoyment I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

💭 I know Oona couldn’t choose… but if you could, what year would you go to? 📆👇🏻👇🏻


A remarkably inventive novel that explores what it means to live a life fully in the moment, even if those moments are out of order.

It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics, or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the New Year begins, Oona faints and awakens thirty-two years in the future in her fifty-one-year-old body. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random. And so begins Oona Out of Order…

Hopping through decades, pop culture fads, and much-needed stock tips, Oona is still a young woman on the inside but ever changing on the outside. Who will she be next year? Philanthropist? Club Kid? World traveler? Wife to a man she’s never met? Surprising, magical, and heart-wrenching, Margarita Montimore has crafted an unforgettable story about the burdens of time, the endurance of love, and the power of family.

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