A little ways through Maybe in Another Life I tweeted “I have to say that @tjenkinsreid hasn’t disappointed me yet. Just loving Maybe In Another Life #amreading.” Now that I'm finished reading it, I can officially say that this book is a winner from beginning to end.
I really enjoyed how Hannah’s character is basically a mess. You think she’s about to take a step forward, but then it turns out she actually takes a step back. How many times have we all had this happen? We think things are starting to move in a good direction, and then, BAM, we get slammed in the face with something else that is quite disappointing! I also really liked Gabby. She’s more of the sensible one who tries (yet isn’t always successful) to give some reality pointers to Hannah. It’s interesting that she kept putting aside a big one in her life. Many times it’s hard to practice what we preach.
As many of you know I love stories that have two different time periods with two different plots. This is actually a little different, and in my opinion, much more exciting. It’s actually two parallel storylines. Have you ever seen Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow? I didn’t see the whole thing, but it’s basically the same premise. Instead of getting on a train and two scenarios can happen, Hannah can either leave a party with her best friend, or stay and hang out with her ex-boyfriend. As I’m writing here I’m thinking where would I be right now if I said no to my husband’s proposal? Where would I be now if I didn’t take a semester off from Ithaca College in my junior year, and then decided to change schools? I rarely think of these kinds of things, but I have been ever since I finished the book. I like it when books really make you think.
Maybe in Another Life is a majorly addictive and emotional read. I just couldn’t put it down. It’s definitely worthy of five stars!
Thanks to Atria for the book in exchange for an honest review.
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