Saturday, 17 May 2014

{Review} The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith 

Published on 15 April 2014
Genre: YA Romance
Page Count: 337

Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

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This is my first book by Jennifer E. Smith and I think she writes a cute read. The Geography of You and Me is about two people from two totally different background meeting in an elevator when the blackout happened. The two of them went from strangers to friends and penpal when they were apart. It's interesting to read how they would send postcards to each other while separated by geographical location.

I really enjoyed reading about what happened during the blackout and the things the two of them did. The characters are likable--Lucy is independent and has a sense of humor while Owen is dependable. The romance portion isn't that much because the two characters are separated for various reasons and this disappointed me a little. I don't want to spoil the story for you so you will have to pick up the book to find out for yourself. But I did get to read about each characters' family and how they adapt to changes within their lives and overcome obstacles so this is one plus point for the book. Given the thickness of the book, I was surprised by how fast I finished the book in just one sitting.

I think the ending is sweet! While I had some issues with the romance portion of the book, I'm quite satisfied with the ending. The Geography of You and Me is a cute read and I think I'll be reading Smith's other books and immerse myself into her world of cute characters.

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  1. Nasyrah Nordin18 May 2014 at 00:19

    I'm glad you like this book. I have this one in my tbr list. Hopefully I'll be able to read this sooner :)