Rating: 4 / 5
I received TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW by Rachel Lynn Solomon in my YA Once Upon a Book Club box. This was a new to me book before opening the box.
In TODAY TONIGHT TOMORROW, Rowan and Neil are high school seniors about to graduate after a long lived rivalry for top place throughout their high school career. when Rowan loses the top final ranking to Neil, she is heartbroken. Her last chance to best her rival is to beat him in the Howl. The Howl is a senior tradition, part scavenger hunt and part war game where only one senior walks away alive with the top prize. The evening doesn’t go entirely according to plan and situations force Rowan and Neil to get to know each other a bit better and it turns out they have more in common than a shared rivalry.
Contemporary YA is a bit outside of my usual reading, but that is what I love about this box, giving me good change of pace reads and this one was a fantastic addition to my November reading when little was holding my attention. This is a fun read, but it is balanced out with some serious subjects as well including anti-Semitism and prejudice in various forms.
The author did a fantastic job of building the relationship between Rowan and Neil. The inclusion of backstory about how their rivalry came to be and the personal histories of two highly ambitious characters made for great banter and fun moments. As they open up to each other and find some common grounds, the pace felt natural.
This was a fun and sweet read and a great change of pace for my reading month!
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