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The First Last Day

What if you could get a do-over -- a chance to relive a day in your life over and over again until you got it right? Would you? After finding a mysterious set of paints in her backpack, eleven-year-old Haleigh Adams paints a picture of her last day at the New Jersey shore. When she wakes up the next morning, Haleigh finds that her wish for an endless summer with her new friend Kevin has come true.

At first, she's thrilled, but Haliegh soon learns that staying in one place -- and time -- comes with a price. And when Haleigh realizes her parents have been keeping a secret, she is faced with a choice: do nothing and miss out on the good things that come with growing up or find the secret of the time loop she's trapped in and face the inevitable realities of moving on.

As she and Kevin set out to find the source of the magic paints, Haleigh worries it might be too late. Will she be able to restart time? Or will it be the biggest mistake of her life?

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"The plot of this book is familiar: Haleigh lives the same day over and over again in an endless loop....every night, in the middle of the night, her best friend’s grandmother has a stroke. For the first few days, Haleigh thinks she can prevent it from happening, but the novel gradually turns into a book about the acceptance of death. And yet, it’s hardly ever sad or philosophical. Most of the time, it’s a caper story involving some magic paints and a quest to restart time....A light book that deftly plumbs some pretty dark depths." -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author Dorian Cirrone
ISBN 1481458132
Publication Date Jun 7, 2016
Publisher Aladdin
Language English