Book Review: You Only Live Once, David Bravo

Posted December 29, 2022 by geograph in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: You Only Live Once, David BravoYou Only Live Once, David Bravo by Mark Oshiro
Published by HarperCollins on September 20, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men, Juvenile Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural, Juvenile Fiction / Family / Adoption, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / LGBTQ, Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino, Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
Pages: 384
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley
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From Mark Oshiro, award-winning author of The Insiders, this time-bending adventure is perfect for fans of Sal and Gabi Break the Universe and When You Reach Me.

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Middle school is the worst, especially for David Bravo. He doesn’t have a single class with his best (okay, only) friend, Antoine. He has to give a class presentation about his heritage, but he’s not sure how—or even if—he wants to explain to his new classmates that he’s adopted. After he injures Antoine in an accident at cross-country practice, he just wishes he could do it all over.

He doesn’t expect his wish to summon a talking, shapeshifting, annoying dog, Fea, who claims that a choice in David’s past actually did put him on the wrong timeline… and she can take him back to fix it.

But when their first try (and the second, and the third) is a total disaster, David and Fea are left scrambling through timeline after timeline—on a quest that may lead them to answers in the most unexpected places.

Coco meets Sliding Doors in this laugh-out-loud, heartwarming middle grade novel that explores how our choices make us who we are. 

This review redacted while HarperCollins workers are on strike. You can take these actions to help support the strike. Solidarity forever. Rated at a neutral three stars; real review will be up on my blog and edited on Goodreads when HarperCollins’ workers’ demands are met.

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