Book Review: ‘I’ll Stop The World: A Novel’ By Lauren Thoman

by | Mar 15, 2023 | Books | 0 comments

The year is 2023, and for Justin Warren it’s his senior year of high school, with no plans for what comes next. He’s living with his alcoholic mother, and Stan, who took them in years ago. His Grandparents were killed in 1985, in a school fire, and a janitor was sent to prison for it. It’s time for the annual town bonfire, and right before that happens a body is found in the water, off of the town bridge. For Stan, this seems to bring up painful memories, and he warns Justin not to go to the bonfire, hinting something will happen. Justin gets drunk, and his car goes off the bridge, and he wakes up in 1985, with no idea how he got there. There he meets Rose, and they to piece together things, and Justin wonders if he can stop the fire, save his grandparents, and change the future. A series of dramatic twists and turns you don’t see coming, highlight this time-travel novel, which is really well written. Fans of this genre will really like this one.

You can pick up I’ll Stop The World in stores on Saturday, April 1st.