One Last Stop Book Review

8.8Cute, Unexpected, Heart-warming
Title: One Last Stop
Author: Casey McQuiston
Type: Fiction
Published: 2020
Pages: 417
TW: Anxiety, Alcohol Consumption

What I think McQuiston’s get so right in this book is that the characters don’t automatically know what they’re doing – they perfectly capture that feeling of being young and learning as you go, so yes they might make mistakes, but they generally pick themselves back up again and carry on going – no matter what life throws at them.

“But, you know, that feeling? When you wake up in the morning and you have somebody to think about? Somewhere for hope to go? It’s good. Even when it’s bad, it’s good.” 
With a genre-bending plot, this is unexpected and layered and while it was thoroughly enjoyable, I think it will surprise readers with its depth. The main time travel element of the story was actually the least interesting part – the camaraderie shown by August and her new friends is so heart-warming it’s like a hug in a book. This found family aspect is what makes this book so triumphant, that and the smutty encounters that help build the relationship between August and Jane!

Review overview




Jane’s upbringing, her relationship with her mother and their never-ending search for her uncle added another layer to this narrative. Jane is imperfect but you can see in the book as she becomes more sure of herself and it’s refreshing to witness! This comes from her gaining confidence, but also her friends’ support (which is about as envy-inducing as watching any episode of Friends) and it’s just so damn cute!

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