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SHIFTING BETWEEN MULTIPLE REALITIES A teenage girl consumed by guilt over her brother's death tries to finda universe in which he is still alive.

Sticky notes rim the mirror in rainbow colors. REMEMBER. DON'T FORGET HIM. READ THE NOTEBOOK. Remember what? Remember who? And what's this about a notebook? There's another note, bottom center of the mirror. THE DREAMS ARE REAL.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 4th 2007 by Roaring Brook Press
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Jennifer Wardrip
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If only she had her driver's license. If only she wasn't afraid to drive. If only Jen hadn't gotten too drunk to drive home. If only she hadn't called Nick to come and get her. If only... If only...

Kathleen's life is altered on the night she goes to a party where her best friend gets too drunk to drive her home. Kathleen calls her brother, Nick, to pick her up, and being the great brother he is, he doesn't hesitate to get out on a cold and slippery ni
Katrina Burchett
Kathleen is at a New Year's party with her friend, Jen, who is drunk. Since Kathleen can't drive, she calls her brother, Nick, for a ride home. It isn't Kathleen's brother who knocks on her friend's door but a policeman. He tells Kathleen that her brother has been in a car accident, and that he's been instructed to take her to the hospital. Sadly, she finds out that Nick died on impact.
Then it begins...Throughout the story things happen, but then it seems they didn't happen. Did these things ha
This book was freaking AMAZING! I loved it--no complaints or critiques. I absolutely, 100%, no holds barred LOVED this book! The concept of multiple universes that are created with every choice that you make or don't make has always been fascinating to me--I actually had deja-vu while reading a certain part which only heightened the experience of reading it.

Kathleen's story was so enthralling I couldn't put the book down--from one universe to the next, from one choice to the next. It really did
Ellen Sara
The story starts of in an intriguing way with our main character waking up from a dream and checking herself in the mirror to make sure she is still herself. Her mirror is adorned with post it notes telling her dreams are real, not to forget him and to read the notebook.Kathleen's life changes drastically when her ride (her best friend Jen) gets drunk and high at a party on New Years Eve. Kathleen doesn't know how to drive and she calls her brother to pick her from the party. I did worry about h ...more
The concept of this story was interesting, but the actual execution was a bit lacking. The dialogue was unconvincing and the romantic subplot was like something out of of "Cliché Romances for Teens". The family conflict and the concept of "shifting" was interesting, but not so much that it was able to overcome the faults in the book. Oh yeah, and the male protagonist was a bit of the "Edward Cullen" type: self hating, overly virtuous, and supposedly incredibly attractive. Not very interesting wh ...more
Apr 18, 2011 Blue rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
The premise is interesting, and the plotting is good, but the characterization and dialogue were weak and unrealistic.
Artashes Panosyan
I chose this book because it looked interesting from the cover. A teenager named Kathleen consumed guilt over her brother's death. She couldn't believe that her brother is gone and will never return. "This drive is taking forever." I like this quote because it is very true when ever you want something to happen fast it always is the opposite and it really pisses you off especially in a case like this. The author's writing style made me visualize the story. I recommend this story to everyone beca ...more
Madison Pacheco
Choices, is a creditable novel by Deborah Lynn Jacobs. In this book, the main character Kathleen (also called Kate, Kay, and Kathy) travels through multiple universes to find a world where her dead brother, Nick is still alive.

Kathleen travlels through four different universes. When she is Kathleen, she good girl who always follows the rules and is always on the safe side. Kate is almost the same as Kathleen, but after her brother died she acts a little more adventurous, but she also knows her
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Kit Kat
This book was great!!! The intricate plot, the eurhythmic writing, and complex characters, all contributed to creating a good novel. The plot was so carefully developed and confusing at times but I loved it nonetheless. The idea was so unique, I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I was so glad to find this book. All the different universes were so alike, yet so different. The twists and turns were so unexpected, I did not see the ending coming.
The characters were so well develop
Katarina Janjuseic
"Choices" by Deborah Lynn Jacobs was an exciting read. It is about the experiences of Kathleen, whose brother dies in a car accident. She realizes that she is able to move between multiple universes, and that they split to form two new parallel worlds every time she has to make a decision. She meets one person, Luke, however, which can also move between these worlds instead of staying in one. They quickly become friends, but Kathleen is not completely sure whether to trust him.

This fantasy no
Jenna Randell
Apr 28, 2009 Jenna Randell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a keep you guessing book
Recommended to Jenna by: i found it myself
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If only she had her driver's license. If only she wasn't afraid to drive. If only Jen hadn't gotten too drunk to drive home. If only she hadn't called Nick to come and get her. If only... If only...

Kathleen's life is altered on the night she goes to a party where her best friend gets too drunk to drive her home. Kathleen calls her brother, Nick, to pick her up and being the great brother he is, he doesn't hesitate to get out on a cold and slippery night to rescue his little sister.

When police kn
Alex Brown
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Christina (Reading Thru The Night)
“Okay, let’s say you’re right,” I say, “We’re shifting between multiple copies of ourselves. Is that why I have two sets of memories? The memories I carry with me when I shift, and the memories of the body I’ve shifted into?”

“Exactly,” Luke says.

I shiver. “We’re like ghost, possessing our own bodies for a time and moving on.” (92)

Stranded at a party because everyone, including her best friend Jen, is drunk, Kathleen calls her brother to pick her up. The weather conditions are fierce – snow settl
BL: 3.3
Pts: 5.0

Kathleen is at a party with her BFF, who, unfortunately, is ripped out of her mind and unable to drive them home. This is a problem, as Kathleen does not have a driver's license. She calls her brother, but after two hours, he still has not arrived. Then the policeman shows up, and takes her to the hospital, where she finds that her brother was unfortunately killed on the icy streets of Wisconsin on his way to pick her up. From there, things get decidedly odd, as Kathleen seems to
Apr 22, 2011 Erica rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Erica by: Cristina Solorzano
This book is so unbelieveable! I do not want to be the person that writes a refiew that says OMG but OMG! The book kept me so interested and it was a straight read, once I started it I could and did not put it down! This book surprised me so many times, so many times it was so jaw dropping I was screaming OMG at the pages. I did not want to believe some of the things that happened, but every little detail made the storyline so much better!
This novel had me thinking so much as and questioning
What I liked:
The plot, the characters, the relationship between kathleen and luke. It was a very good idea for a plot that was executed fairly well. It got even better once I had an idea of what was going on. I loved the whole switching universes/identities thing. I've never read anything like it.

What I didn't like:
The book started and ended as two different stories. In the beginning was the whole the dreams are real thing. We were never really brought back to that and the beginning made me thi
I really enjoy these types of books that deal with shifting realities and timeliness. the story is about a girl named Katleen who older brother dies she blames herself. If she had not been at the party then Nick would not have to had to come and pick up her up and get in a car accident along the way. After his death she begins wake up in different realities. In one her Mother has gone into a deep depression and is heavy drinking. In another her mother has gone back to work and is also working fo ...more
This book has a great plot, i will admit that, the writing was fine. Although you never feel. I never felt the loss of Kathleen's' brother, sorrow from the disconnection between her and her parents in some universes, the love between Luke and her, or Micheal, the happiness of being with her parents again, and no surprise from knowing that he was the one who hit her brother.
Basically there is so much in the book which could be improved with some better writing. When Jacobs described the taste of
I basically devoured "Choices" in one sitting. It might not be everybody's cup of tea, but I sincerely enjoyed it. The concept of parallel dimensions has always fascinated me, and I think Deborah Lynn Jones touched on it perfectly because it didn't read like a supernatural espionage type of book. She made it so much more realistic by combining it with a normal girl and a very surreal setting. And the way she went in and out of each world was very cool -- I want to say it's almost like you're ent ...more
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I loved this book. I could not put it down. It was so completely lovely. The plot twist was wonderful and I am in love with the ending. I mourned over her brother. The author described Kathleen's loss so perfectly that I felt her pain. The book is just so lovely
I don't remember much about this book considering I read it around 4 years ago, but I do know it was captivating enough to write it down in my old, battered notebook for my future self to reread.
A pretty good book that begins in one timeline and then keeps splitting to others like branches from a tree. Kathryn or Kay or Kath etc. is devastated after her brother dies but when she realizes she can shift to multiple universes she begins to hope that she will be able to find a time where he is alive. But how will all this shifting effect her relationships and herself? How can she remember what is going on in all these lives? And how can she accept the choices that she makes? Because within ...more
I decided to reread this book because my thoughts kept going back to it. I would remember random events that happened in the book and although I didn't remember many details, I knew I had loved it. Just finished rereading and even though it took me awhile, I finished it and I fell in love all over again. The concept of the book is unique and intriguing and the way Jacobs puts everything together perfectly makes this book amazing. I love this book and I would recommend it to anyone, it really mak ...more
Mariyamou Drammeh
Mar 27, 2011 Mariyamou Drammeh rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like books that are different and original and relates to people.
Recommended to Mariyamou by: no one
I picked this book because the title caught my attention. Also i read the small excerpt in the back of the book and it seemed good. I liked that the book is original. It something different and unique. The author made this thing up about different universes and how Kathleen, the main character has different lives in each universe. It shows how the choices you make can lead you in different paths. The whole universe thing and the main character changing personalities really surprised me. I want t ...more
I like the idea of this book more than the reality. After her beloved brother dies Kathleen starts shifting between different universes in which her choices are slightly different. Eventually she starts to think that there must be a universe where her brother is still alive. I think the book does a good job of demonstrating to teens how there are always different ways to react to a situation and our choices can make a situation better or worse. However, I didn't find Kathleen a particularly comp ...more
Winter Sophia Rose
Amazing Concept For Romance & Drama!
Reader17 Der
Loved this book!! I couldn't put it down. I even thought about it for days after reading it. It is such and interesting concept. What if there where parrell worlds, and you could change the outcome of your world. Kate,katie,cathy depending on which world she woke up in she had to figure out which person she was before she got out of bed. Who her friends where, what was her family like. It just made me think for days afterwards what would I change in my life if I could go back and make changes.
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