Thursday, January 6, 2011

REViIEW: Life as I know it

Life as I Know It: A NovelBy: Melanie Rose

What it’s about….

Right away we meet Jessica Taylor the main character and a bit of a homebody with a job as a paralegal and a dog named Frankie.  Almost everyday she walks Frankie in an area called the downs.  On one of theses many trips, however, tragedy strikes when  she is hit by lightning during a freak thunderstorm.  Next thing she knows she’s in the hospital and for some reason everybody is calling her Lauren.
It turns out that somehow Jessica and this other woman named Lauren got struck by lightning at the exact same time. Laurens soul went to heaven and Jessica’s got sent to her body. From then on she goes through the day twice, once as Jessica and then again as Lauren.

What I think…
I enjoyed this book a lot more then I thought I would. After reading the inside cover I thought it was going to be a story similar to Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella.  It was only vaguely like that, however, and turned out to be one of the better novels I have read this year.  Even though from the synopsis it seems like a very complicated story, it was well put together and explained by the author.  She could have really screwed up the story if she had not told it right/  At some points it is sad but I definite read!


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