Not Now, Not Ever, by Lily Anderson

 Not Now, Not Ever, by Lily Anderson

Not Now, Not Ever, by Lily Anderson

From my Kirkus column on Not Now, Not Ever, by Lily Anderson:

The best retellings are the ones in which authors use classic stories as inspiration, but also allow themselves to diverge from the original—when retellings adhere too closely to the original, they tend to feel clunky and, of course, predictable. Happily, in this reimagining of The Importance of Being Earnest, Anderson does the former—and the result is a book that celebrates the genius and endless quotability of Wilde’s play while also telling a story that twists and turns and twists and turns and provides surprise after surprise after surprise.