The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare

57 lives of Alex Wayfare

In this book the main character, Alex Wayfare, is burdened by visions that she can’t control. This causes the kids at school to make fun of her and call her names such as ‘Spaz’. At first she thinks her visions are some sort of deja vu until she meets a man named Porter. Porter tells her that her visions are not just visions. She is remembering her past lives, of which she has had fifty-six, and is currently living her fifty-seventh. Porter also informs her that there is a man who is out to find her and possibly kill her and her family.

After Porter tells Alex all of this life-altering information, he then takes her to the place where her past lives are held. It is then that she accidentally gets sucked into one of her lives in the 1920’s where she meets a boy about her age that she nicknames Blue. She begins to fall in love with Blue and stays with him in the 1920’s as long as she can before she must return to her Base Life, a.k.a. her present life. It is when she returns that Porter tells her that she must erase her time with Blue. As difficult as this task may have been for her she does it anyway even though she knows that she will never see Blue again. At least that’s what she thinks until she goes back in time again decades after she met Blue only to see someone who looks exactly like Blue. Was it just her grief playing tricks on her or was it something else?

This book has a lot of everything including time travel, mobs, robberies, and the miseries of being the tortured kid in high school. This book is one that once you pick it up you can’t put it down. It’ll have you guessing at each character’s motives and curious as to what will happen next.

Overall I would give this book four out of five stars because although I enjoyed the parts when she went back to her past life and was intrigued by all the twists and turns the author throws in, I wasn’t that big of a fan of her Base Life. This is mostly because of the fact that I didn’t find it quite as unique as other parts of the story. Even though I didn’t enjoy her Base Life as much as the rest of the story I still recommend you read this if you’re a fan of reading something that’s a little bit different than the normal.

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