Saturday, January 12, 2019

{Book Review} Me and Me by Alice Kuipers

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Title:  Me and Me
Author:  Alice Kuipers
Series:  
Publisher:   HarperCollins  
Date:    April 11th 2017
Pages:  248
IBSN:  1443448834 (ISBN13: 9781443448833)     
Source:  NetGalley


Purchase:  Amazon

It’s Lark’s seventeenth birthday, and although she’s hated to be reminded of the day ever since her mom’s death three years ago, it’s off to a great start. Lark has written a killer song to perform with her band, the weather is stunning and she’s got a date with gorgeous Alec. The two take a canoe out on the lake, and everything is perfect—until Lark hears the screams. Annabelle, a little girl she used to babysit, is drowning in the nearby reeds while Annabelle’s mom tries desperately to reach her. Lark and Alec are closer, and they both dive in. But Alec hits his head on a rock in the water and begins to flail.

Alec and Annabelle are drowning. And Lark can save only one of them.

Lark chooses, and in that moment her world splits into two distinct lives. She must live with the consequences of both choices. As Lark finds herself going down more than one path, she has to decide: Which life is the right one?


I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I have to say that the blurb provided on NetGalley had me completely interested. However, the book just didn't deliver for me.

Living parallel lives is something I have always been interested in, and have done my own research on. But Lark's story was almost unbelievable. The switching back and forth between "lives" was interesting, but should have been handled better. I never knew which life I was reading about until a different detail was mentioned as both "lives" were repetitive except for a few differences. The "Day: #" chapter headings were confusing and would have been better utilized with the parallel life theme ( with Alec or Without Alec)
And honestly, it may be because I am older, or because I'm a mother; but I personally would have gone straight for the child if I was in Lark's position. Even my own daughter's agreed that saving the child would have been a no brainer.

The ending was a major let down, the epilogue seemed like a quick wrap up to the story and didn't explain anything to me.



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