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In Some Other Life

A Novel

Jessica Brody

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Hardcover (8/8/2017)

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A fresh and funny young adult contemporary romance about how one different choice could change everything

Three years ago, Kennedy Rhodes secretly made the most important decision of her life. She declined her acceptance to the prestigious Windsor Academy to attend the local public school with her longtime crush, who had finally asked her out. It seems it was the right choice—she and Austin are still together, and Kennedy is now the editor-in-chief of the school's award-winning newspaper. But then Kennedy's world is shattered one evening when she walks in on Austin kissing her best friend, and she wonders if maybe her life would have been better if she'd made the other choice. As fate would have it, she's about to find out . . .

The very next day, Kennedy falls and hits her head and mysteriously awakes as a student at the Windsor Academy. And not just any student: Kennedy is at the top of her class, she's popular, she has the coolest best friend around, and she's practically a shoo-in for Columbia University. But as she navigates her new world, she starts to wonder whether this alternate version of herself really is as happy as everyone seems to believe. Is it possible this Kennedy is harboring secrets and regrets of her own?

Jessica Brody's In Some Other Life will keep readers guessing and find them cheering for Kennedy until the final page.


More from Jessica Brody:

A Week of Mondays
52 Reasons to Hate My Father
My Life Undecided
The Karma Club

The Unremembered Trilogy:
Unremembered
Unforgotten
Unchanged

Praise for In Some Other Life:

“With realistically flawed characters, plenty of humor, and much to say about the perils of wish fulfillment, Brody’s novel will appeal to anyone longing for a second chance at success.” —Publishers Weekly

"This amusing and accessible novel explores the unexpected consequences resulting from taking a different path in life. . . . This light-hearted novel will resonate with teens who are in the midst of making some critical choices about school and relationships." —VOYA

"Well written. Kennedy's friends in both realities are clearly characterized, and her family members, especially her physics-loving 11-year-old brother, steal the show. . . . A fun and light YA novel that will find a home in most collections serving teens." —School Library Journal

“The temptation to second-guess decisions is an instantly recognizable one, and Brody’s execution of Kennedy’s process is a thoughtful one. Readers will find themselves wondering 'What if?' right along with Kennedy.” —Kirkus Reviews



Praise For In Some Other Life: A Novel

Praise for In Some Other Life:

“With realistically flawed characters, plenty of humor, and much to say about the perils of wish fulfillment, Brody’s novel will appeal to anyone longing for a second chance at success.” —Publishers Weekly

"This amusing and accessible novel explores the unexpected consequences resulting from taking a different path in life. . . . This light-hearted novel will resonate with teens who are in the midst of making some critical choices about school and relationships." —VOYA

"Well written. Kennedy's friends in both realities are clearly characterized, and her family members, especially her physics-loving 11-year-old brother, steal the show. . . . A fun and light YA novel that will find a home in most collections serving teens." —School Library Journal

“The temptation to second-guess decisions is an instantly recognizable one, and Brody’s execution of Kennedy’s process is a thoughtful one. Readers will find themselves wondering 'What if?' right along with Kennedy.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Publication Date: August 28, 2018



About the Author

Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started "self-publishing" her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape. Brody graduated from Smith College in 2001 with a double major in Economics and French and a minor in Japanese. She went to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions and Business Development, and then, in 2005, she quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author. Brody is the author of two novels for adults--The Fidelity Files and Love Under Cover--and the young adult novels The Karma Club and My Life Undecided. Jessica's books are published in over ten foreign countries including the U.K., France, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, China, Portugal, and Taiwan. She now works full time as a writer and producer, and currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Colorado.