This novel is another version of the plain, quiet, bullied girl becoming beautiful, popular and shallow then learning a lesson in the transformation. The plot vehicle in this story involves a bit of quantum physics and an alternate universe to make for a nice twist. Annie Nutter turns into Ayla Monroe when her mother starts to wonder what would have happened if she had married a rich plastic surgeon instead of a struggling inventor. A flash from her father’s odd invention causes Annie to find out what her life would be like if she had a different father – one who is rich and successful. It is a well written story and should be popular with teens looking for a light read.
Netgalley review Publication date 7.10.12