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Parallel - Lauren   Miller Short and Sweet: Parallel is a cool book. I loved the concept and really enjoyed the way Lauren Miller brought the parallel lives of Abby together. This book reminded me a lot of the movie Sliding Doors, but it was an infinitely better story. :) To Elaborate....Abby wakes up the morning after an unusual earthquake and ends up making a series of life choices she wouldn't have made had she been on time. What she doesn't initially realize is that her life has become entangled with a parallel life she would have otherwise never experienced. In her actual life she woke up on time and took a drama class that led to a life in Hollywood full of regrets, but her parallel self woke up late and took Principles of Astronomy and met a boy named Josh.The two stories/parallel universes take place one year apart. So Abby 'there' (year 2008) wakes up late and falls in love with Josh, and Abby 'here' (year 2009) wakes up at Yale with memories of her original life in Hollywood but no memories of Josh (she never met him). Her best friend Caitlin, a science loving girl who luckily believes in parallel universes, is the only person she confides in as wakes up to new realities and new memories every time her parallel self alters her current reality. Because she has no memory of Josh, she meets a different guy, Michael. But as her parallel self's memories catch up with her reality she begins to have feelings for Josh, whom she's never met. The ending twists and turns and addresses the idea of destiny vs free-will. Parallel was emotional and fun, a perfect combination of geeky and cool. :) (Originally published @ http://iheartyafiction.blogspot.com/)