Last Year’s Mistake

Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca

“I just wanted to know what would happen if you and I were in the same place at the same time again.”

Goodreads’ Description

Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke, and everything around her crumbled—including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey’s parents decided to move away, she couldn’t wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn’t ready to let her go…

Now it’s senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David’s family moves to town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey’s second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never truly let him go. And maybe she never wants to.


Nothing delight me more than a book told in alternating section, as it always feels like I am getting two books for the price of one. I love seeing how the duel sections and timestamps come together, to have to have the mystery solve and the story flood open into the present. Author Gina Ciocca executes this incredibly difficult tactic effortlessly.

Kelsey and David are perfect for each other but too afraid to complicate there important friendship but then the hardships of life get in the way and they are pulled a part not just by the distance from Kelsey move but by each other as well. It was great to see the evolution of the characters from freshman year to senior year and how high school and adolescence has changed them.

This book kept me up all night as I just had to find out what happened next and see how Kelsey and David tragic yet beautiful love story unfolded. 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

3 Purples Stars


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