Relativity by Cristin Bishara
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother Willow, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Ruby knows wishes can't come true; some things just can't be undone. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities.
Suddenly, Ruby can access completely different realities, each containing variations of her life—if things had gone differently at key moments. The windshield wiper missing her mother’s throat…her big brother surviving his ill-fated birth…her father never having met Willow. Her ideal world—one with everything and everyone she wants most—could be within reach. But is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?
My Thoughts: This was very interesting! And I enjoyed it alot! We are introduced to Ruby who lives with her father. They have an okay relationship. Also living in the house is her father’s new girlfriend (or was it wife?) and her daughter. Ruby does not get along with the daughter at all.
They move into this new house and Ruby notices a big tree on the property. Its mysterious and kind of weird looking. Ruby is drawn to it! Ruby was such a fun girl. She was in love with her best friend from back home, and hopes someday he sees he feels the same.
One day, Ruby gets chased to the tree and she’s hurt, her leg. She ends up going into this tree (secret door) and she finds herself in a new reality. She realizes this tree is pretty magical. It can take her to different realities and she can see how her life is different and how things play out. She gets to see her best friend in a new light and she gets to meet her mother!
Relativity was a creative story and I enjoyed it. I liked seeing how Ruby’s life could be different. This one had some major deep hidden messages but it was also a fun little novel. She got to see her life in nine different wormholes!
Overall: Loved it! I enjoyed reading it and read late into the night and finished it. I had to know what was going to happen before I went to sleep! I thought this one was great. I loved Ruby and how she looked at things.
Cover: Like it! I think I would pick this up in a bookstore. It’s neat enough to catch my attention!
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