Saturday, December 7, 2013

Week 49 Review: Parallel

From Goodreads:
Abby Barnes had a plan. The Plan. She'd go to Northwestern, major in journalism, and land a job at a national newspaper, all before she turned twenty-two. But one tiny choice—taking a drama class her senior year of high school—changed all that. Now, on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Abby is stuck on a Hollywood movie set, miles from where she wants to be, wishing she could rewind her life. The next morning, she's in a dorm room at Yale, with no memory of how she got there. Overnight, it's as if her past has been rewritten.

With the help of Caitlin, her science-savvy BFF, Abby discovers that this new reality is the result of a cosmic collision of parallel universes that has Abby living an alternate version of her life. And not only that: Abby's life changes every time her parallel self makes a new choice. Meanwhile, her parallel is living out Abby's senior year of high school and falling for someone Abby's never even met.

As she struggles to navigate her ever-shifting existence, forced to live out the consequences of a path she didn't choose, Abby must let go of the Plan and learn to focus on the present, without losing sight of who she is, the boy who might just be her soul mate, and the destiny that's finally within reach.

My Review:
Wow, I really enjoyed this book! It was so entertaining, and below, I have 2 books that I was reminded of reading this one, because yeah, I love how they come from some similar ideas, but in how they're presented as, and how they play out, is just what makes each book unique!

The first book it really reminded me of Gimme a Call, in that each girl thought that they made a wrong path choice in high school, and then somehow, sometime in the future, ends up having the ability to change her past, somehow. Well, technically, in this one, she doesn't have the ability, she just doesn't have much of a choice!

But also, when I was going in for a few details that I've forgotten in other reviews, the mentioned something that I agree with a lot-that this book also has that element from Pivot Point, where one moment, one choice, is really important, and had an effect on the rest of  your life.

This book was about Abby's journey, and it takes her to some pretty great places, though those are balanced out a bit by the not so great places, and how she grew up, and dealt with the changes that were happening, and maybe found some happiness along the way!

Really enjoyed this book, and yeah, I'll have to check out her next book!

Author: Lauren Miller
Read: December 2nd, 2013
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Sounded good! And it's a SAC 2013 Book and a DAC Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: May 18th 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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