Author: Cristin Bishara
Published: September 10th, 2013
Source: E-Galley from Netgalley
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!
If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother Willow, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Ruby knows wishes can't come true; some things just can't be undone. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities.
Suddenly, Ruby can access completely different realities, each containing variations of her life—if things had gone differently at key moments. The windshield wiper missing her mother’s throat…her big brother surviving his ill-fated birth…her father never having met Willow. Her ideal world—one with everything and everyone she wants most—could be within reach. But is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?
My Thoughts :
I was really curious to read this one, I had been putting it off for a while because so many parallel universe books came out last year and I was reading them all around the same time. I waited to read this one so that I wouldn’t be tired of this type of book and I am so glad that I waited to read this one because I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much as I did. Bishara incorporated more of a scientific aspect then many of the other YA parallel universe reads.
Ruby Wright is not happy, she has just moved to a new town courtesy of her dad new marriage and she is stuck with a crazy stepsister and stepmother that she doesn’t want. What she finds in a tree behind her new house. Their is nine parallel universes each a varaiation of her life. Ruby is determined to find the perfect one, the one where everything is just the way she wants her life to be. Adventures along the way, Ruby finds so many different things that she wants her perfect life to involve.
I really love parallel universes, I love imagining the different scenarios in which your life could be depending on the different choices you have made or things that have happened in your life that may have never happened. Relativity is full of that, Ruby recognizing when certain events happened that changed her life her that happened or were different that made her realize how much she was missing. The only thing that bothered me was that Ruby never really thought about the effects she was having on the universes while she was there.
Ruby was definitely determined to say the least, no matter what was happening to her or what her danger she is in. She loves physics and the science of it all, and was very interested in how the parallel universes and the tree went to be.
Relativity is a great read for a younger audience when it comes to parallel universes, a story filled with lessons on loving the life that you have and realizing that who you are is built up of so many moments that make you who you are.