Parallel by Lauren Miller

Parallel by Lauren MillerParallel by Lauren Miller
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher
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Rating: four-stars

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.

This book distressed me greatly *sobs* Especially the ending

I’m not sure if you know this, but I’m telling you now anyway: I adore parallel universe/multi-verse/time travel stuff. Much like Christina from A Reader of Fictions. It all really intrigues me, and I love thinking that it’s a possibility with our own universe and not just in fiction. How cool would it be to discover a parallel universe? Of course, it wouldn’t be cool if that universe declared war on us, or if it collides with ours and changes our lives like the parallel universe did in Parallel. Continue reading