by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release Date: May 17th 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Sci-Fi, YA
Format Read: ARC, eBook
Barrett Bloom is hoping college will be a fresh start after a messy high school experience. But when school begins on September 21st, everything goes wrong. She’s humiliated by the know-it-all in her physics class, she botches her interview for the college paper, and at a party that night, she accidentally sets a frat on fire. She panics and flees, and when she realizes her roommate locked her out of their dorm, she falls asleep in the common room.
The next morning, Barrett’s perplexed to find herself back in her dorm room bed, no longer smelling of ashes and crushed dreams. It’s September 21st. Again. And after a confrontation with Miles, the guy from Physics 101, she learns she’s not alone—he’s been trapped for months.
When her attempts to fix her timeline fail, she agrees to work with Miles to find a way out. Soon they’re exploring the mysterious underbelly of the university and going on wild, romantic adventures. As they start falling for each other, they face the universe’s biggest unanswered question yet: what happens to their relationship if they finally make it to tomorrow?
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Did I immediately pre-order a physical copy of this book once I finished it? Yes, I did.
I have reviewed Rachel Lynn Solomon’s YA books, which you can find here too, and my reviews tend to follow the same direction when it comes to her books. Just the synopsis of See You Yesterday alone had me vehemently requesting an ARC to read and review. Additionally, having the premise of this Groundhog Day-like story set in college was so exciting. I have found college romance a new enjoyment for me reading-wise, and having Solomon write a college romance with a twist was the best news ever.
As I have written in my past reviews, Solomon has a unique way of writing her characters. Whether you are a reader of hers or a new reader, Solomon reels you in every time. I knew to expect new feelings, fun adventures, and witty characters going into See You Yesterday, and I was not let down in the slightest. Miles and Barrett were fun and heartwarming to read, and they were so perfectly imperfect that I loved seeing them overcome their past and find one another in their healing.
Miles and Barrett stand on their own wonderfully, and they each hold so much depth to their character that you realize that this book transcends solely romantic love. Solomon continues to showcase what it means to love another person so much that being stuck in a time loop is fun and life-altering in ways you could never expect. Solomon knows how to write about young adults who hold onto past trauma and pain, and she lets us follow their journey in finding joy, love, healing, and comfort.
See You Yesterday makes you laugh, cry, and yearn for the smallest joys in life. Miles and Barrett are a joy to read, and I hope you find them just as lovable as I did.
Hi, I’m Elizabeth!! I am 22 with a bachelor degree in English Literary Studies. I love to read and talk about books 24/7, and when I’m not reading I am usually rewatching my comfort movies and shows for the hundredth time—specifically, anything Jane Austen!