Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

16090645Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Publication Date: March 11th 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Point of View: 1st Person & Feminine
Recommended Age: 11+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Prom, Love


Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be?

Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests–even if he wants to share all his feelings?

Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all…


Yeah… I thought the whole ‘‘flip the coin’’ thingy and then go on both dates was confusing. At first, I damn straight thought she was imagining both in order to decide which one would turn out best for her. I just felt like the events didn’t naturally follow one another.

I didn’t ‘‘like’’ it exactly, but neither did I mind reading it. I needed something light, after The Help and that’s right what I got… nothing serious, no twist to figure out, simple YA drama.

Heart is cute: I enjoyed her spunky personality. She gives an atmosphere to the whole story. I wish more characters shared this quality with her, because I couldn’t find it in myself to care for any of the people who are constantly surrounding her.

Heart’s having this ‘‘no dating’’ rule didn’t shock or annoy me… because I sort of share her difficulty to get emotionally and romantically close to another person, although, not for the same reasons as her.

I thought the ending was rushed, because no way could this kind of problem be solved with a simple five-minute talk, but what the hell, we all know YA contemporary does what it wants.

Heh, I don’t regret having read it.

6 thoughts on “Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

  1. Yeah I agree that does sound weird. I find the best contemporary endings are the ones that are thought out and not rushed. And they actually make sense. Are you going to read her other book Top Ten Reasons You’re Clueless? I’ve heard it’s pretty good and funny.
    I’m sorry that this was confusing 😦
    I hope your next read it better! Great review 🙂


  2. Oh poo, I don’t know how I feel about picking this one up. It sounds like one of those titles where you don’t exactly hate it, but you don’t really like it either. I just read The Girl Who Fell and had the same experience, and I don’t wish to have it again this soon lol


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