Review: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid


When Hannah Miller moves back to Southern California she has no idea what to do with her life.  She and her best friend Gabby go out to a bar one night to meet some old friends.  At the end of the night as Hannah is ready to leave, Ethan, Hannah’s ex, asks her to stay.  It turns out that that one decision affects her life in ways she never imagined.  We learn in concurrent stories the path Hannah’s life takes based on that decision.

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That is not what I was expecting at all! I really liked it.



I love these types of stories.  Sliding Doors is one of my favorite movies, so I was so excited to read this book.  Add on to that, that this is the author the wrote The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo and I was sold! I love the way the Jenkins Reid writes, its very accessible and she tackled the concurrent stories in such a great way.  I was worried that it might be confusing, but it really wasn’t.

I didn’t really love any of the characters, I liked them all certainly, but not love.  Not even Hannah.  Hannah was a little to flighty for me.  However, that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book.  The plot was wonderful and both “stories” were equally engaging which is often times hard to do.  I certainly had a favorite, but that didn’t mean that the other one wasn’t as good.  It was simply a personal preference.

Bottom Line

This book makes you think in a good way.  I really want to discuss this book with someone so if you’ve read it please let me know!

Overall: 4

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