Plenty of fictional stories of afterlives are on the market; but the real question to living a second life is: what would you do differently? What outcomes would you change? What would be the consequences of living one's life over and over, with a foreknowledge of events and the opportunity to make different decisions?
All this forms the nexus of The Unusual Second Life of Thomas Weaver, a tale that begins with an American teen's ordinary life and moves into a story of tragedy and a serial killer in the making. Can these events be undone if a life is relived with prior knowledge of what will happen?
Watchers, angels, middle-aged men re-living life in a teen's body, and second changes all permeate a story that is heartfelt, well-written, and which approaches reincarnation experiences in a different manner than most novels. Thomas, fully aware of his nature, faces dilemmas that revolve around embracing changes.
His story is a universal tale of trying to forge a better life (or lives) against all obstacles. It's one which is hard to put down, and is highly recommended not just for young adults, but for adult audiences who will find many of Thomas's experiences thought-provoking and intriguing.
– D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review