Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

16090645 Genre: YA Contemporary
Published: March 11, 2014 by Harper Teen
Length: 336 pages
Source: HarperTeen (ARC)

Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be?

Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests–even if he wants to share all his feelings?

Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all…”


What a fun read! I was honestly not expecting this book to be such a fun and enjoyable read. I thought this book consisted all of the clichés and stereotypes one could think of but the characters were so real! There were a few clichés here and there, but I know some people who are like that back in high school so it was realistic for me. Ask Again Later is about Heart, the main character, who has less than 2 weeks to choose who to go to prom with. She has a hard time choosing because she does not want to hurt the other person, so she decides to flip a coin and let it choose for her.

The author’s writing style is really good. The chapters switch back and forth to ‘Heads’ and ‘Tails’ where in heads, it shows the outcome if she chose her brother’s friend (Troy) as her prom date and in tails, it shows the outcome if she chose her friend, Ryan, as her date. I was totally not expecting for the writing style to be like that; I thought it was just going to be a book full of drama and her falling for either Troy or Ryan. I was so wrong! This book is filled with adventure, disaster, friendships, and a cute romance.

I especially liked the ‘tails’ scenes more than the heads although they are very similar because the stuff that happens to Heart is much more horrible in ‘heads’ than in ‘tails’. I also did not like how Phil, Heart’s brother, acted in the entire book. He is the definition of a douche. I love Heart’s friends though; they are just so fun to be with and I like how they got Heart’s back.

Overall I recommend this to anyone who is in the mood for a light and fast read. This book will not fail to make you laugh, and if you’re missing high school (like me lol) then you should definitely read it!

4 of 5

9 Responses to “Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas”

  1. 1 Nara October 14, 2014 at 7:03 AM

    I read this book a couple of months ago, and I totally agree- it was a super cute, fun read. Like a super fluffy Pivot Point haha. I have to admit, I didn’t quite get the whole “heads” vs “tails” thing- was it like alternate timelines? If so, what’s with the deja vu moments..?
    lol, I guess it’s the type of book where you shouldn’t really think too hard about what’s happening 😛

    • 2 Leigh (LittleBookStar) October 14, 2014 at 8:04 PM

      Oh yeah, I totally get you. At first I didn’t sort of understand either. But basically we actually don’t know who she chose. What matters is that whether she got heads or tails, her fate wouldn’t have changed. She still would’ve had a sucky prom night, she still attended the party, and she still would’ve been asked out by her love interest. The author is just showing that if she got heads/tails, all those stuff would’ve still happened, but sort of in a different way.

  2. 3 One Curvy Blogger October 14, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Sounds incredibly cute! Nothing wrong with a little light reading. 🙂

  3. 4 Sydney October 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Ooo this sounds like it could be a lot of fun! In a few ways it reminds me of Pivot Point, but less serious and a lot more fun. (I didn’t really finish Pivot Point even though I know I should…) I enjoy light reads when all of my reading is suuuper involved.

  4. 6 literateture October 16, 2014 at 4:32 AM

    I was pretty interested with this book because of the adorable cover. This sounds really really fun to read. I can’t wait to start. 😀 Thanks so much for the honest review, love.

  5. 7 Rebecca November 3, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    This does sound like a lot of fun! People seem to have really enjoyed this one and it does sound like a great book when you’re after something light and sweet, so I’ll keep that in mind for next time. Great review!

  6. 8 Hazel @ Stay Bookish November 11, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    This is one of my favourite cute reads and trust me, Liz Czukas’ sophomore novel, Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless, is just as fun and adorable! I’m glad you got to read this and enjoyed!

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