Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

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                                   The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett, 416 pages

In one moment, two lives will be changed forever . . . and forever . . . and forever.

The one thing that’s certain is they met on a Cambridge street by chance and felt a connection that would last a lifetime. But as for what happened next . . . They fell wildly in love, or went their separate ways. They kissed, or they thought better of it. They married soon after, or were together for a few weeks before splitting up. They grew distracted and disappointed with their daily lives together, or found solace together only after hard years spent apart. 
With The Versions of Us, Laura Barnett has created a world as magical and affecting as those that captivated readers in One Day and Life After Life. It is a tale of possibilities and consequences that rings across the shifting decades, from the fifties, sixties, seventies, and on to the present, showing how even the smallest choices can define the course of our lives. 

I was asked to read this for an online book club. Knowing that I needed to remember what all I had read and knowing the concept of the book, I tried to read as much of the book as I could at one sitting. I had a SUPER hard time getting through this one! As an afterthought, maybe I should have read all of Version 1 at once, then Version 2, then V3. I had to backtrack to remember what all was happening on any given Version and remembered that I had a read a review where the reviewer admitted that she had had to make a list of all of the characters! So to sum up: interesting concept but a little too out there for me. 

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