Just Like Fate

Just Like Fate

Book - 2013 | First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
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"With her Grandmother dying, Caroline is given a choice to either stay by her Gram's side or go to the biggest party of the year. The story is told in alternating chapters, revealing what happens if Caroline stays or goes"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2013
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781442472723
1442472723
9781442472716
1442472715
Branch Call Number: TEEN
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Young, Suzanne

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crystel1234
Jul 14, 2017

This book was awful, the chapters were labeled stay and go and when it changed chapters it didn't even make sense, it was horrendous. I didn't get what happened when her grandma died. I didn't even know what happened. I was so confused. I don't recommend this book. So many other books are better than this one in MY opinion but it doesn't mean you think so.

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gracenote123
Apr 05, 2015

This book was okay. It's sometimes hard to process the two plot lines at the same time. A lot of the stuff in this book is too spontaneous that nothing really connects well.

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red_lion_2934
Aug 03, 2014

Nice book. I HATED Caroline's character though. She always got mad and hurt when she THOUGHT Joel or Chris were cheating on her or something, but she was always cheating on both of them.....

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nilalogan
Jul 24, 2014

Very confusing.
Had to read it twice.

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oboechica88
Dec 06, 2013

The book starts out with a bang - Caroline finds out her grandmother is in the hospital because she's had a stroke. We know what is going to happen in the story, but the authors really throw you in instead of working up to the pivot point. And let me just say that this story TOTALLY didn't go where I was expecting it to. I think I thought this was going to be more of a fast-paced thriller where she has to choose which reality she wants to live in, and not the exploration of human relationships that it was. And I absolutely loved that that's what it was! I was pleasantly surprised by the ending to this book, and the message it sent. I won't say why, not even a hint because it's the sort of book you need to not know anything of the ending for it to work well as a book. It wasn't the message I'd been expecting, and it's a message that I think will stay with me for a long time.

I couldn't recommend this book more highly!

For the full review, head to my blog at OboeChica Books (so long and thanks for all the fish).

JCLEmmaF Aug 18, 2013

Really good. So interesting, how the two 'lives' are parallel. I loved that- it adds this extra twist/drama to it. For someone who does believe in God and His planning, it was so interesting- a little taste of what maybe is real, since I believe that God plans out my life...
One seemed more real then the other though and so I think I know which she picked...
Very cool.

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