Friday, September 16, 2016

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by: Jennifer E. Smith

Review by Tempest. (Follow me on Instagram: TempestChani)


On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.

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I absolutely loved this. I wasn't expecting to, but I ended up reading it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. It perfectly captures that feeling of being in between growing up, leaving behind the old, and fighting for the things you want to keep. The characters were all very believable, sometimes saying and doing stupid things that make total sense for a kid just out of high school about to go off into the adult world for the first time. It definitely took me back to some of my best high school moments. This is a perfect summer read, and I absolutely loved the ending! Without it I would have been distraught, that's how much I fell for the two main characters! I definitely recommend!

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