discussion of the book (spoilers)
Do not read until you have completed the book. Spoilers!
The best way that I can describe this book is a guilty pleasure. I tend to avoid romantic/love stories, but I found this one interesting enough to keep my attention. I even cried at the end.
I loved the 1st person, present tense. It was nice to read a more unusual format. It was an easy, fast, and fun read. I liked the Henry and Clare characters and the chronological complexity of their relationship. Overall, I would give it a "thumbs up" review, however, I think I would only suggest it to other chicks and sensitive guys (due to the book being pretty much a love story).
I would have liked the ending to have provided a little more information: Does Alba continue to enjoy timetravel? Does she get beat up or raped? Does she opt to check out gene therapy? Do Clare and Gomez remain friends? Although the author mentioned that Clare got back into her art (and appeared to be accepting Henry's death), I didn't really get the impression that she was going to find happiness. I would have liked to have seen a little more closure there.
One last thought... I did enjoy the story, but I would have liked to have seen Henry experimenting with changing history a little bit. I can't believe he never once told his younger self to stash clothes and shoes in some of the places that he would time travel to. Henry tended to give up some information to people on another timeline, but then he would say he couldn't change anything. He defended himself saying those things already happened, but that seemed like a lame excuse.
"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching." -- Keller Williams