Kennedy spends a lot of time wondering ‘What if?’ about her decision to ignore her Windsor Academy acceptance and stay at the local public high school with her boyfriend Austin. Other than the obsession with Windsor Academy (and how much better everything, down to the lockers, must be) her life is going well; editor of her award winning school paper, her best-friend, Laney, is the news editor and she’s still with Austin. But when she finds Austin and Laney kissing she has a minor meltdown and finds herself at Windsor Academy begging for an open spot. On her way out of Windsor she falls, hits her head, and when she wakes up she is Windsor Academy’s top student, commonly called ‘Crusher.’
In Some Other Life is a fun book that explores the consequences of choices, for yourself and those you care about, and that the grass might not always be greener on the other side (it might just know how to take a better picture). Kennedy was annoyingly obtuse at times and her obsession with Windsor Academy was a bit over the top, but she was ready to charge through her senior year (and most likely life) with a plan and a notebook.