Sunday, October 11, 2015
All the Difference, by Leah Ferguson
Molly is a 30-year-old PR maven living in a house she loves in Philadelphia when she discovers she is pregnant by her handsome and wealthy--but immature--boyfriend Scott. Before she can break the news to Scott, he proposes. The book then progresses in chapters alternating between what will happen if she says Yes and what will happen if she says No. The structure is akin to that of the film Sliding Doors but the book unfortunately is not as clever as the film. Developments in both nraratives are predictable and, in some cases, ridiculous. Would even the most despicable mother-in-law actually say "I thought only poor people and vegetarians breast feed"? If so, I guess I must count myself lucky because I haven't known anyone who would say something so ridiculous and insulting. Not recommended.