Top positive review
Will make you think.
Reviewed in Canada on December 22, 2020
After reading a ton of 5 star reviews, I had to try it out for myself. I will preface this by saying that it wasn't my normal type of book. It wasn't thrilling, it didn't keep you on the edge of your seat. It was, however, very thought provoking. Matt Haig takes a very serious and prevlant issue in today's society - mental health- and centers and entire book around it. I found myself very curious about which life Nore would ultimately choose, if she would go back to her root life or whether she would choose any at all. There are so many possibilities in life, if we had only made a tiny or sometimes massive alteration in the choices we make. The book raised a lot of very interesting and relatable points about the regrets we all have in life, and while you may regret them, you ultimately regret what you think may have happened had you chosen a different path, not what could have happened. For example, if you regretted breaking up with an ex, what may have happened if you stayed. Your thoughts always tend towards the positive, but what if it hadn't been positive? Typically most people regret something, but no on truly knows what would have happened, positive or negative if you had chosen differently. This book makes you think in a way most fiction novels don't, and it teaches the reader a good life lesson... the choices you make, help shape you into the person you are... but those choices don't define who you are. You are whatever you want to be, and you are never trapped, sometimes it just feels that way. There is always a way out, and you matter. 🥰