Title: In Five Years
Author: Rebecca Serle
Type: Contemporary Fiction,
“We are like constellations passing each other, seeing each other’s light but in the distance. It feels impossible how much space there can be in this intimacy, how much privacy. And I think maybe that is what love is.”
Dannie is a type A personality. She has the details of her life planned out. She knows what job she will have, when she will get engaged and married. On the night she gets engaged she goes to bed and wakes up 5 years into the future. She’s with another man and has another ring on her finger. An hour later she’s back in present time and thinks it’s all a dream until four and a half years later she meets the man from he dream.
This book was difficult for me to rate. It was a fast read because the chapters were short. I was never bored with the story either. That’s being said, I didn’t feel connected to any of the characters and I would have liked to see more development between the friendships/relationships in the story. There were certain parts of the story I could have done without but I absolutely loved the message of the book. I realize this is kind of a vague review. This is a hard one to share my thoughts in full detail without spoiling the story. I definitely don’t regret reading it.