Parallel

Parallel

Book - 2013
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"A collision of parallel universes leaves 18-year-old Abby Barnes living in a new version of her life every day, and she must race to control her destiny without losing the future she planned and the boy she loves"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062199775
0062199773
Branch Call Number: Teen Mil
Characteristics: 423 p. ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 15, 2017

Parallel by Lauren Miller was out of this world. A girl named Abigail Hannah Barnes lives in a forever changing world. One minute she is a normal teenage girl, the next she is starring in a movie and starting her first day of college. She was always one of the top five students in her class when it came to grades. Abby had always dreamed of being a journalist practically her whole life, but what she thought would happen may change. I recommend you to read this book. It was awesome. I rate it three out of five stars. P.S. it may be a rather large book.
- @SDJ of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

FindingJane Sep 04, 2014

The premise of a life lived in an alternate reality is skillfully handled here, although it may take a few chapters before the reader can untangle the storyline. Abby’s dilemmas don’t have easy solutions and the writer doesn’t try to tie everything up in a neat package. The notion that the slightest, most trivial actions might have momentous consequences (the butterfly flapping its wings, etc.) is played out carefully; Ms. Miller doesn’t give us any shortcuts as we wrestle through the dual timelines of the heroine and her parallel self. Abby’s fears that she might wind up in a rubber room or in a secret lab somewhere are treated with utmost seriousness and then dismissed in the gentlest of fashions. Without anybody having to say so, you realize that she possesses a layman’s acceptance of science but unreasonable fears of it as well. Warped by seeing one too many science fiction films, she initially shares her problem with the brainy Caitlin only, a secondary but vital character in this YA drama. This is an absorbing novel, filled with well-rounded three-dimensional characters and sparkling dialogue. Ms. Miller also throws in such disparate subjects like rowing, astronomy, religion and Greek mythology and manages to make them all rather interesting. The knowledge that everything and everyone are connected is a awe-inspiring discovery that grows on the protagonist and the reader alike.

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BethW429
Jul 21, 2014

I wasn't really interested with the book AT FIRST(at that point I had only read the back), but I decided to read it and it was surprisingly GREAT! One of my new FAVORITES! I reread it immediately!

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GloryyCP
Dec 11, 2013

This book is AMAZING! If you look at it in a different angle...its one girl and three different story mixed with science, love and friendship ! Loved it !

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