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Growing Up Again by Catriona McCloud
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Growing Up Again

by Catriona McCloud

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This is the story of Janie Lawson and a moment in March 2002 where she finds herself suddenly in 1981. Back in school, 15, teenage, dealing with all the issues and knowing what she knew in 2002. After she realises that this isn't a dream and that she wasn't going to just wake up from it, she decides that there's a reason why. She decides to make life better for as many people close to her as she can and to deal with some major issues, like Chernobyl and Diana marrying Charles.

It doesn't really have a good sense of place and apart from some placenames and the odd bit of slang could be set anywhere, still it's a fun read, and while it's quite light and fluffy there are times when some seriousness pokes through. Though the ending made me chortle. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Dec 19, 2007 |
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"Janie Lawson's life hasn't turned out quite the way she'd hoped. Nearly forty, she's in a marriage that's frozen over with a mother-in-law she despises. Before Janie can make the final step toward divorce, though, her fate is taken out of her hands. Janie wakes up in her old bedroom and finds it just as it was in her teens. She stumbles downstairs to the kitchen where her mother greets her, looking radiantly young. But it isn't until Janie looks in the mirror, to be confronted by her fifteen-year-old self sporting the most diabolical 80s perm, that the reality of her situation sinks in. For a woman who scoffs at anything science can't prove, being swept back decades in time is a particularly ironic twist." "She's gone back to 1981 and all the signs suggest that it's a one-way trip. But there's an upside - Janie has the chance to make her life turn out the way she wanted it. She's determined to help her parents, make her fortune and do some good in the world, starting with saving Lady Diana Spencer from her fate. But things don't quite go to plan and pretty soon Janie realises that even second time around, nothing is guaranteed."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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