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?
Relativity by Cristin Bishara was a solid and entertaining read about a fascinating topic: alternate realities. Who doesn't think it would be neat to be able to travel to a world where your life has played out in a different way based on small and seemingly insignificant choices? If you're into that kind of thing, you will find this book highly entertaining.
Relativity introduces us to Ruby, a teenage girl who has been moved halfway across the country to live with her father's new wife and her heinous and evil daughter. Ruby is upset that her life has been uprooted, especially since she left behind her best friend, George, who she happens to be in love with. The only thing Ruby likes about her new house and life is this old and majestic tree on the property that she can't seem to stay away from. And this tree is hiding a powerful secret...
Turns out, the tree is a wormhole to alternate realities and Ruby quickly becomes engrossed in learning about the alternate lives going on. Ruby gets to experience life where her mom did not tragically die and she even gets to meet a brother that never existed in her world. And in several worlds, Ruby has a connection with George that is much more than friendship. Will Ruby decide to stay in an alternate and better world? Or will seeing how things could have been make her miss her real life that much more?
This book was super entertaining, I LOVE the idea of alternate realities! It was highly entertaining to see how each world was playing out and to see Ruby's reaction to the changes. And being able to spend time with her mom? Completely heartwarming. And her brother? Loved him! I hated that Ruby had to leave so much behind each time she moved on to another world.
I was pleased by the ending but refuse to spoiler it for anyone so you'll just have to check it out for yourself when it releases in September. You won't be sorry, enjoy! *XOXO*
Expected publication date: September 10, 2013 by Walker Childrens