Before and Again is Barbara Delinsky at her best. The title, Before and Again intrigued me. The “before” I understood to be the past unpleasant events of the story. The word “again” though made me think that the “before” would be happening a second time. This I did not want. I looked up the definition of “again,” a word I thought I knew. One definition is “anew.” That is when I understood the title. What events shaped the characters could also change the characters
Other reviewers have written about the plot and characters, so I will not spend much time on them. You can read those reviews. What I will say is the character development left me wanting more, especially with Edward and with Maggie’s mother. Perhaps we will see more of those characters one day.
Delinsky fans will be quite happy with Before and After. I certainly was.
I received a free copy of the book from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for my honest review. Thank you.
ISBN 1250119499 (ISBN13: 9781250119490)
St. Martin’s Press
Publication date: 06.26.18