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Do You Remember the First Time?

Do You Remember The First Time? - Jenny Colgan Interesting surmise, but let down by the manufactured ending. Flora is early 30s and is heading to her best friend, Tashy's wedding. The event they've been planning since they were teenagers, and it puts Flora in reflective mood. what happened to the aspirations of 16? Did they really have to end up in a dull job, with a nice, but not terribly exciting boyfriend called Olly, who seems about to propose. Is this what she wanted? The reflection is further enhamced by the unexpected appreance of her first love, the one who left her at 16, breaking her heart. As events come to a head, the cake is cut & she wishes she were 16 again.And the next morning, she wakes up to find that she is 16 again, but with the knowledge of being 32. Her parents are also younger, still together ahead of their breakup shortly after Flora's 16th birthday. But everything else is different, she hasn't gone back 16 years, just is 16 years younger and 1 month ago. It all gets very confusing but she tries to do the right thing to keep her parents together, and to turn up at Tashy's wedding and wish herself back to 32 - presuming she wants to return, of course.What actually happens is a bit of a fix. It is almost too neat and the ending just tips over into fairy tale territory.