Year 7, Book 77

77. The Other Life by Ellen Meister

Quinn is a happily married mother pregnant with her second child. However, she knows lurking out there is a portal to another life in which she made the exact opposite choice for every major decision in her life. She has always felt its pull but faced with the tough decision of whether or not to continue a pregnancy with a severely disabled child she begins to explore her other life in which she is married to a different man, childless, and in which her mother is still alive. Which life is better? How can she choose?

I found the premise of this book to be intriguing. However, I found this book to be better in concept than in execution. There was something I can’t quite put my finger on that just didn’t get me very excited about it. Summarizing the plot even makes it sound interesting to me again even though I was far from enthralled while actually reading it. I give it a 6 out of 10.

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