I was curious to see what Rose, the main character of Deja Vu by Michal Hartstein, would do when she has to start her life over. What if you could live your life over from the age of 16?
At the age of 16, Rose is in an accident and has amnesia. She cannot remember anything that happened before the accident. Her family and friends are supportive. Rose has a decent life but she wants what her friends have – money, seemingly perfect husbands, and children. Her jealousy consumes her daily thoughts.
When she is 32, she wakes up in the hospital again. Could she really be 16 again?
Things that I liked about Deja Vu:
- The concept of the story was really interesting. Would you redo things? I know that I would.
- Rose is honest about her feelings. She struggles with motherhood. It’s not something that comes naturally, which is hard to admit. I think her honesty is what makes it easy to relate to her.
There was only one thing that was confusing. When I started reading the book, I didn’t know that the characters were living in Israel. So I didn’t know why they were all in the army. Now I know thanks to Google I have learned that Almost all Israeli citizens have to serve in the army.
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