Time is of the essence in `Oona Out of Order’

  • This cover image released by Flatiron shows "Oona Out of Order" by Margarita Montimore. (Flatiron via AP)

Associated Press
Published: 3/24/2020 4:22:39 PM

Oona Lockhart is ready to begin her adult life when she turns 19 at the stroke of midnight. Surrounded by friends at a New Year’s Eve party, she wonders what her future holds as the clock counts down the final moments of 1982. Author Margarita Montimore offers the birthday girl quite the adventure in Oona Out of Order.

Instead of blowing a horn and kissing her boyfriend, Oona faints, opens her eyes and finds herself in an unfamiliar house. Not only is the environment different, but so is her body. What’s wrong with her joints? Why do they ache?

Oona has awakened 32 years in the future in her 51-year-old body. A kind stranger named Kenzie assures Oona that all is well. Kenzie explains to Oona that she is home, she’s a time jumper, and even though she’s “old” on the outside, she’s still her true age on the inside.


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