From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.
This was a charming story about love, life and how one decision can change your life. It’ll have you thinking about your decisions long after you have turned the final page.
When I first saw it I didn’t think it would be something I would enjoy, but then I found out what it was about and I was so intrigued. I always think about how my life could be different if I made a different decision so I was very excited to read this book. It took me a while to get through this book, mainly because I didn’t have much time but also partly because I enjoyed one of the story lines more than the other so I kept putting it off. But I had quite a bit of spare time the other night so I was able to finish it and boom here I am.
This book is told in alternating chapters, with each chapter focusing on two different story lines but told from the same perspective with the same characters. It was interesting but slightly confusing trying to keep up with the two different ones. It was easy to tell at the start but once you get deeper into the story it stated getting harder to decipher them as they began to intertwine with each other. It was interesting how you could get hints from one story about what was going to happen in the other (if that makes sense).
I thought the friendship between Hannah and Gabby was very interesting and endearing, but also slightly weird. The characters were very real and I think Reid did a really good job of portraying the raw emotions and struggles that people go through. The one thing that annoyed me was that it was very predictable. I pretty much called all of the major plot points in the story. I even wrote them down as proof but I won’t share them because spoilers.
I really liked the overall message that this book gave of which everything happens for a reason. “Life is long and full of an infinite number of decisions. I have to think that the small ones don’t matter, that I’ll end up where I need to end up no matter what I do”. And I really like the idea that we have different versions of ourselves out there, making different decisions and leading very different but similar lives. SO INTRIGUING IT BLOWS MY MIND.
Overall it was a good book with a very interesting story line and if you’re thinking about reading it, I definitely recommend that you do. I will definitely be checking out other books by this author.
Book: 7.5/10 (My Rating Scale)
Format: Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Retrieved from: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Adult, Contemporary
*This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review.
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