Book Review: A Way Back to You

Welcome back, Arrowheads! Today I’m posting a book review I wrote for the novel A Way Back to You by Emily Gray Clawson. I originally posted the review on Goodreads in 2015, but this book still sticks out in my mind as a great Christian read:


Review: A Way Back to You


A Way Back to You has been on my reading list for over a year now, and so I was really excited when I received the novel as a Christmas present. The premise for this book is adorable; basically it’s a cleaner, female version of 17 Again, or similar to 13 Going on 30.

I’ve always been interested in the concept of time travel, which is why I was interested in reading this book. I laughed through the first few chapters of the novel, (Clawson adds a lot of humor to this book), but somewhere around the middle whenever all the Sam drama started happening, it got kind of boring. However, the dullness dissipated after a while, and I became engrossed again. The brief area of dullness is basically why I’m rating this novel four stars instead of five, though I know it was needed to add a bit more explanation to things.

As for memorable/inspirational quotes, A Way Back to You is full of them, mostly because Annie’s Dad is the Shakespeare of the late 80’s (I’m guessing that was the time period that Annie flashed back to). I personally adore anything that talks about fate and the fact that everything happens for a reason. This novel also offers a Christian perspective on why things happen for a reason, which I really enjoyed.

I realize that this review is shorter than most of my other reviews, but I really did not want to go into major detail about the story; I’ll let you guys discover the wonder on your own. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars.


Thanks for reading, and be sure to check back with me on Friday for another Flash Fiction Friday post!

-Allyson 😀

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