Could each person live out different versions of his or her life in alternate universes?
This question is posited for the readers of Maybe in Another Life, and we watch this theory play out as Hannah Martin shows us that life can take different turns, with consequences following the choices made.
After living in various parts of the country, Hannah returns to LA where her best friend Gabby Hudson still lives. Gabby’s parents, Carl and Tina, have been like Hannah’s parents, too, since her own went to London with her sister Sarah when Hannah was in high school.
On a night when she first arrives back in LA, Hannah attends a party with Gabby…and reconnects with her high school boyfriend Ethan. At the end of the night, he asks her to stay with him…and Gabby invites her to go with her.
One version of Hannah leaves and another one stays. And in alternate chapters, we see how Hannah’s different “lives” play out.
The story was fun and it was easy to engage with each version of Hannah; I rooted for her, no matter which universe she inhabited. In the end, I liked how there were overlapping aspects in each incarnation, making it seem possible to imagine how other lives would unfold. 4 stars.