Friday, March 22, 2019
In Some Other Life, by Jessica Brody
But then it all goes wrong. She finds out Austin is cheating on her with her BFF and she blows the interview with Columbia. Realizing that she made a terrible mistake with her life, she turns back to Windsor in desperation, begging them to take her in. While at the school, a freak accident finds Kennedy transplanted into an alternate reality where her dream has come true -- a world where she chose Windsor instead of the boy three years ago. A world, she comes to realize, that is no more closer to perfection than the one she came from. And one where the costs are much greater than she expected.
The story could be passed off as trivial, but proves surprisingly deep in its exploration of the cost of dreams. The alternate worlds idea is pursued more as a literary device than some sort of sci-fi fantasy concept -- a chance to illustrate that every choice has consequences and that there is rarely a right decision. Add excellent writing with strong characters and you get a truly enjoyable read. I raced through this book, reluctant to put it down.