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Don't You Wish - Roxanne St. Claire When I first read the summary I thought this would be just my kind of book, even though I was a bit wary of it turning silly in a slapstick kind of way and that's not really my thing. But while the mechanics/physics/quantum thingamajies behind the parallel universe travelling was a bit silly, the rest of the story never was!

I could SO relate to Annie in her wondering what it would have been like if a billionaire would have been her dad! I mean, aren't we all at one point thinking the grass is greener on the other side? I love my life, but of course I've thought about what it would have been like if I'd been prettier/richer/just different. I loved seeing Annie struggle with the pink bubble popping out of existence and realizing that what she had might not have been so bad and just maturing and facing her problems head on.

I loved the whole high school drama with mean girls galore and guys being stereotypical jerks and WAY hormonal. I loved that Annie rebelled against the social order and started doing her own thing and discovers a great 'invisible' guy. I mean, there's the whole BOOM, INSTA-LOVE! going on, but I probably would have fallen for him as well if I'd been Annie. He's just one of those good guys, you know. And I kinda have a thing for good guys :)

Ayla's family life is beyond horrifying and Annie trying to navigate it and deal with all the crap Ayla's pulled before was hard. Ayla's dad is a first class *BEEP* and I wish nasty things to happen to him! Gah, that guy got on my nerves! It's not even funny!

You guys, this book was just so cute!! It was fun and put me in a happy place and was perfect for getting my mind off stressing out about my first day at the new job! There's actual character growth mixed in with the fun and without giving anything away: the ending was PERFECT!

My rating: 4,5 stars