This fun, heart-warming read will make you want to re-watch films such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science and Pretty in Pink.
The story follows two friends, Julie and Rosanna. One has an uncaring husband, the other is a single parent of a surly teen. When they dig out some of their favourite nostalgic movies and watch them on a kind of time-travelling Betamax player, Julie and Rosanna are transported into an 80s teen movie and become the characters. They have to survive for a week, until prom night when they know they can get home… but do they actually want to go home?
I liked how the book explored the conventions of 80s teen movies, while mirroring these stories. It was humorous but also wise. I would recommend it to anyone who wants an entertaining, short read and enjoys the films which inspired the book.
Independently published in 2014.