Cassandra in Reverse: A Reese's Book Club Pick (Original)

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5.67 X 9.06 X 1.34 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Holly Smale was unexpectedly spotted by a top London modeling agency at the age of fifteen and spent the following two years falling over on catwalks, going bright red, and breaking things she couldn't afford to replace. By the time she had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare, she had given up modeling and set herself on the path to becoming a full-time writer. Geek Girl was the #1 bestselling young adult fiction title in the UK in 2013. It was shortlisted for several major awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Holly currently lives in London, England.

A Reese's Book Club Pick
An NPR Here and Now Editor's Pick
A BBC Radio2 Book Club Pick

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"A Time Twisting Delight" --Reese's Book Club

"Think Eleanor Oliphant meets time travel . . . Uber-particular Cassandra discovers she can travel back in time, so she does what any of us would do: She goes back and tries to fix her mistakes. But she discovers that she might be focusing on the wrong things." --Katie Couric Media

"A unique, neurodiverse take on time travel."

"A hilarious, introspective, time-hopping journey with an unforgettable, neurodivergent heroine . . . Cassandra's first-person narration is caustic, vulnerable, and laugh-out-loud funny . . . perfect for fans of imaginative, intelligent speculative fiction." --Shelf Awareness

"What feels at first like an unconventional romantic comedy develops into something quite different and extraordinary . . . Smale effectively brings her audience into Cassandra's singular mind and along on her journey in what feels like a brave voyage of discovery."

"Smale combines well-developed characters with laugh-out-loud humor as she slowly reveals truths about past events, current troubles, and her protagonist's undiagnosed autism. Readers will be drawn into Cassie's life and won't want to leave. This neurodiverse tale is ripe for discussion and makes a great read-alike for The Rosie Project (2013) by Graeme Simsion, Oona Out of Order (2020) by Margarita Montimore, and The Boys (2022) by Katie Hafner." --Booklist (STARRED)

"Witty, touching and totally absorbing. Cassandra is a funny and sharply-observed character who I loved spending time with." --Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project

"A pure delight from start to finish. Cassandra Dankworth is a character as unique as she is endearing: hilariously prickly and unapologetically clever yet delicate and tragically misunderstood. Cassandra in Reverse is an unexpected take on time travel, exploring the challenges of human connection. Humorous and insightful, this is an absolute gem of a novel." --Margarita Montimore, USA Today bestselling author of Oona Out of Order

"A glorious testament to the transformative power of being our own true selves. It's a brilliantly clever, twisty story that dazzles with its wit whilst touching our hearts. . . . A hugely entertaining book with an important message, Cassandra in Reverse is a triumph!" --Sarah Haywood, New York Times bestselling author of The Cactus

"Sharp, funny, quirky, insightful and so very, very relatable." --Joanne Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Chocolat and The Girl with No Shadow

"Instantly addictive and totally electric. Cassandra in Reverse is a gorgeous tale of all kinds of love, and dazzlingly sharp and witty. Cassie is endearing, brilliant, and Holly Smale's writing is a breath of fresh air. If only I could time travel and experience this story for the first time again!" --Beth Reekles, USA Today bestselling author of The Kissing Booth

"Hilarious, insightful, and bright with the whole spectrum of human emotion, Cassandra in Reverse reinvigorates the time loop trope with the perfect match of character and concept. Utter genius!" --Catriona Silvey, internationally bestselling author of Meet Me In Another Life

"A dazzling accomplishment--a book as intricate as it is wise; deftly plotted, deeply human, wildly original, and gut-warmingly funny. A book set to shift paradigms and make heads and hearts pop with joy. Holly Smale is a GENIUS, make no mistake." --Emma Jane Unsworth, internationally bestselling author of Grown Ups