justin. a. reynolds has been a pest control operator, night security guard, steel mill janitor, NASA intern, salesman of high-end faucet fixtures, and carpet-flooring installer. He was most recently a registered nurse, before trading his stethoscope for a pencil, but likes to think both instruments reveal the heart. He lives with his family in northeast Ohio, home to snow, Lake Erie, and the Cavaliers. The Opposite of Always is his first novel.
A witty, poignant time-loop story. * The Guardian * Jack's narration is as funny as it is poignant as he moves from romantic to frantic and back again... [a] sentimental but not saccharine fantasy. * Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books * [Reynolds] creates an enormously likable character who is doing the best he can and then some ...the book's blend of humor and heartbreak wins out. * Publishers Weekly * Reynolds spins a poignant, dizzying tale of love and loss in this page-turning time-travel fantasy. * Horn Book * Romeo and Juliet meets Groundhog Day and Love Story in this wonderfully romantic story of teenage love and second chances.... Reynolds creates a pair of unforgettable protagonists who are doomed to love, lose, and work to find one another again and again. * Kirkus Reviews * A love story about friendship with a choose your own adventure twist... Any teen who's ever wanted a do-over will enjoy reading this story. * School Library Journal * Read this one, reread it, and then hug it to your chest. Reynolds' debut is wise, heartfelt, and wildly, infinitely charming. -- Becky Albertalli, #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda</i>and <i>Leah on the Offbeat</i> This charming, wry novel packed with witty, crackling banter is propulsively readable. There are some big questions about choice, consequences, loyalty, and love in this novel, and Reynolds beautifully complements those heavy concerns with the sweet, funny, and genuine voice of his protagonist. * Booklist * Wise, heartfelt and infinitely charming -- Becky Albertalli, author of <i>Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (</i>filmed as <i>Love Simon</i>) Jack King is the hero we've been waiting for -- Angie Thomas, author of <i>The Hate U Give</i>