Again again / E. Lockhart.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Rising high school senior Adelaide Buchwald grapples with a family catastrophe and romantic upheaval while confronting secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind." -- (Source of summary not specified)
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      Summary: After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, high school senior Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility. She will fall in and out of love a thousand times-- while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind. If you could live your life again, what would you do differently? -- adapted from information provided and perusal of book
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      Ages 12 up. Delacorte Press.
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      LOCKHART, E. Again again. First edition. [s. l.]: Delacorte Press, 2020. ISBN 9780385744799. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lockhart E. Again Again. First edition. Delacorte Press; 2020. Accessed September 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Lockhart, E. (2020). Again again (First edition.). Delacorte Press.
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      Lockhart, E. 2020. Again Again. First edition. Delacorte Press.
    • Harvard:
      Lockhart, E. (2020) Again again. First edition. Delacorte Press. Available at: (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
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      Lockhart, E 2020, Again again, First edition., Delacorte Press, viewed 26 September 2020, .
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      Lockhart, E. Again Again. First edition., Delacorte Press, 2020. EBSCOhost,
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      Lockhart, E. Again Again. First edition. Delacorte Press, 2020.
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      Lockhart E. Again again [Internet]. First edition. Delacorte Press; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2

*Starred Review* "This story takes place in a number of worlds. But mostly in two." Lockhart's moving, high-concept novel follows Adelaide Buchwald through numerous different variations of the summer after her junior year as she misses her ex-boyfriend, falls for someone new, and processes the trauma of her brother's drug addiction. Starting with Adelaide's meet-cute with Jack at the dog park, the story branches into multiple possible worlds. In some, their relationship ends there after a disastrous conversation. In others, they start seeing each other around campus and grow closer, with each new encounter spawning new variations. In all of these different worlds, Adelaide starts talking again to her brother Toby, now out of rehab, and struggles to forgive him despite her grief and anger. If this sounds confusing, it isn't; it's surprisingly easy to follow the main story, the variation to which Lockhart devotes the most time. (The wonderfully illuminating Part IV gets the second-most time.) Font changes and spatial cues delineate the other worlds as variations on a theme, with Adelaide's inner life as the fulcrum around which the story spins. The variations all work together to tell the story of a messy, normal life where connecting authentically with others is perilously hit-or-miss but worth the heartache for what you learn about yourself.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Lockhart nabbed a Printz Honor for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (2008), hit best-seller lists with We Were Liars (2014), and never does the same thing twice. Readers will be all over her latest. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2020 #3

In this novel set in the same world as The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (rev. 5/08), Lockhart explores the intersection between love and the multiverse. The summer between her junior and senior years of Alabaster Preparatory Academy boarding school, "middle-class white Jewish 'faculty brat' with a public school background" Adelaide Buchwald "would fall in and out of love more than once, in different ways in different possible worlds." In most universes, she is devastated by a break-up with Mikey Double L, her first love. In some, she is distracted from her broken heart by Jack Cavallero, a mysterious poet with a tragic past. In one, she falls for Oscar, a pianist with a great sense of humor but terrible timing. In every universe, Adelaide is big sister to Toby, her beloved brother and a relapsed addict. If she can heal that relationship, the pieces of her complicated love life just might fall into place. Readers will be able to keep the universes straight through the use of font changes and clued-in chapter headings. An appealing cast of secondary characters-which include an acerbic art teacher, a romance-challenged roommate, and, best of all, a motley pack of sweet dogs that Adelaide walks-serves as amusing examples of the types of relationships Adelaide should embrace or avoid. An offbeat, philosophical love story for those who enjoy pondering the mysteries of the universe or the heart. Jennifer Hubert Swan May/June 2020 p.128 Copyright 2020 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 May #1

Lockhart returns to Alabaster Preparatory Academy—the setting for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks—to tell the story of a different character. Adrift and languorous in the summer between her junior and senior years, Adelaide Buchwald navigates the aftermath of an unexpected breakup, at least one potential new romance, and a wrenching situation with her brother. Her daily routine revolves around her job walking dogs belonging to vacationing faculty members and working to fend off academic probation by completing a set design project. Lockhart takes her penchant for plot twists to a new level, with a narrative that explores the idea of the multiverse, those infinite worlds loosed by paths taken and not taken. Key scenes are imagined and then reimagined, laying out an iterative feast of ideas about art, possibility, and the creative process for readers hungry for big concepts. Others will simply luxuriate in the storytelling: Adelaide's ups and downs, the sweetly individual personalities of the dogs she walks, and the dreamy atmosphere of the nearly deserted summertime campus. Ages 12–up. Agent: Elizabeth Kaplan, Elizabeth Kaplan Literary. (June)

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