on August 8th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 464 pages
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Kennedy Rhodes turns down an acceptance to an elite private school, instead choosing to stay at her high school and jump at the opportunity to date the boy of her dreams. Three years later, Kennedy walks in on that same boyfriend cheating with her best friend—and wishes she had made a different choice. But when Kennedy hits her head and wakes up in the version of her life where she chose to attend the private school, she finds that maybe it’s not as perfect of a world as she once thought.
Jessica Brody’s novels never fails to make me laugh. At least her contemporary novels never fail to make me laugh. In Some Other Life is a reminiscent of her previous book A Week of Mondays, but instead of repeat a single day this book explores the possibility of a parallel universe. So, Kennedy being a teen, witness something all teen girls in love hate to witness and that is her best friend kissing her boyfriend. And also being a teen girl, she becomes dramatic and runs away from her problems by wishing that she should’ve gone to Windsor Academy instead of turning them down when she had the chance to attend. Because hey when the guy you’ve crushed on for a couple of years finally notices you and ask you out of course you’d follow him, right?
I really liked seeing Kennedy’s duo personalities. She’s no Jekyll and Hyde per se, but it was interesting to see how her current self interact with the people who supposedly knew her at Windsor before she switched places with her other self. It would’ve been even more interesting to see that Windsor Kennedy in Southwest Kennedy’s shoes. (I’m probably confusing you, right?) Throughout the book her little brother is the only one that seems to know what’s going on and not only that he doesn’t seem too concerned about it, but instead is fascinated by the whole thing. It’s adorable that he keeps trying to find something different about himself when the rest of her life is upside down.
Speaking of adorable, the romance between Kennedy and Dylan made me laugh so hard (the sofa scene still gives me the giggles). They’re definitely enemies at first, but eventually they sort of become friends. While the school is competitive, I definitely felt sorry for Dylan when he was dumped without an explanation. Okay, I can’t say really dumped because it was only one date but I can see why he became antagonistic towards Kennedy.
Anyways, I totally recommend this book not only for the parallel universe possibility but if you love a good romantic comedy (?) In Some Other Life will make you stay awake until 2AM to finish it.