Maybe in Another Life is most definitely in the chick lit romance genre. Is that even such a genre, who knows? Having said that Maybe in Another Life is definitely a book that made me think. The idea itself is quite simple, what happens if one decision changes everything. If you stay later in the night, a will happen, if you leave, b will happen.
But I wonder how different my world would be if any of those things had happened. You can’t change just one part, can you? When you sit there and wish things had happened differently, you can’t just wish away the bad stuff. You have to think about all the good stuff you might lose, too. Better just to stay in the now and focus on what you can do better in the future.
The above quote is so true. How often do we think how bad such an event was, how we wish it hadn’t happened. Yet, there is always some good or a life-lesson that happens as a result of such a bad event.
The story itself is definitely the typical clichè love story. Ultimately the girl wants to fall in love with a boy. Although which boy does change. I liked the idea of how certain events can change the outcome of your life. Maybe in Another Life was brilliant, no matter whether story a or b occurred, some of the other stories revolving around other characters stayed the same. How they played out did differ slightly, such as how the characters found out about an event or story. The reactions themselves remained unchanged.
Maybe in Another Life is a lovely book, I read it in a day with plenty of coffee.