Book Review – Fast Forward by Juliet Madison

Fast Forward
Fast Forward by Juliet Madison

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Kelli Crawford is a model, on the verge of a successful International career, and with a gorgeous photographer boyfriend who’s about to propose to her.

Waking up on her 25th birthday, Kelli discovers she’s experienced a Fast Forward. She’s in the body of her 50 year old self and is a mother, married to a high school geek and part owner of a small business – with none of the friends from her early twenties still in her life.

Desperately trying to get back to her 25 year old self, Kelli must learn whatever lessons she’s been sent to learn, no matter how harsh they may be.

I found myself mostly bored or irritated throughout this book.

The main character appears to be written as a self indulgent, spoilt, whiny brat, which annoyed me immensely, and seemed really over done for a 24 year old. I’m sure that’s deliberate, so we can see her grow and develop over the course of the book, but I never really got past it.

The writing is reasonable and there’s a bit of plot and humour, but as primarily a character driven book with a character I disliked, it’s unsurprising I didn’t enjoy this.

If you like character driven stories, and the idea of watching a spoilt 25 year old learn some life lessons, then you may enjoy this, but it’s definitely not my cup of tea.


Disclaimer: Whilst I read this as a judge for the 2013 Aurealis Awards, this review is my personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging co-ordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

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