Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore: A Book Recommendation

Oona Out of Order

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

Imagine yourself as Oona Lockhart on New Year’s Eve 1982. You’re about to turn nineteen. You stand at a crossroads, torn between pursuing your passion for music while staying with your boyfriend in Brooklyn, or jetting off to London to study economics.

However, before you can make a decision, you suddenly faint and awaken thirty-two years later, inhabiting your fifty-one-year-old body.

And so begins the extraordinary journey of Oona Out of Order—a bizarre adventure through time, where Oona catapults to different ages each year at the stroke of midnight.

Will she awaken as a carefree club kid? A generous philanthropist? A globetrotting explorer? Married to a stranger? She never knows. For some unknown reason, she’s been robbed of a linear life and must come to terms with living in random 365-day vignettes.

This book is mind-blowingly unique and unputdownable!

Oona stopped trusting the mirror years ago. After all it told only a sliver of the story. The mirror exposed time’s passage, yes, but eclipsed her heart’s true mileage. Each year the body was hers but her mind was out of sync with her reflection.

Margarita Montimore, Oona Out of Order

If you’re giving Oona Out of Order as a gift, here are a few things to consider:

The vibes are curious, mysterious, emotional, and adventurous with a fast pace.

It’s the perfect book for readers of magical realism. It’s also a wonderful gift for a young person on the cusp of making big life decisions.

Permission to judge a book by its cover!

This is such a fun cover, as you can see from this compilation via @flatiron_books! You kind of can’t help but play with it. The cover art shows Oona’s face a little skewed, with the added bonus of being a nice blue. It’s such a complimentary color for shelfies!

Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore

*Oona Out of Order fulfilled my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt for a book with alliteration in the title.

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