Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Geography Of You & Me by Jennifer E. Smith


The Geography Of You & Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Page Count: 337
Published on: April 15th 2014
Published by: Poppy
Source: Library
Genre(s): Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

My Rating: 4 stars


Goodreads synopsis:

      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.

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     This follows Lucy and Owen, who got caught in a stuck elevator when the whole east coast of the United States looses power. They bond during the time and talk about their love of travel and the strong urge to travel. Soon after the black out, Owen and Lucy move away from their building. They keep in touch with emails and post cards. 

     Honestly, I didn't really enjoy this as much as I enjoyed This Is What Happy Looks Like. It felt jumpy and too fast paced. I felt like Jennifer E. Smith kind of skipped around and sometimes it was kind of random and you didn't know where Lucy or Owen lived half the time and it was kind of confusing. I also didn't like Lucy's parents at all until the very end. The whole ending totally made up for the middle bits. The beginning and end were really good but the middle was kind of boring. The characters weren't as interesting as the characters in TIWHLL. Over all I give this about 3 & 1/2 stars compared to This Is What Happy Looks Like. This book was cute, but not as great as Jennifer's other works. I look forward to reading Jennifer's other books though, she's a really skilled writer.

My favorite character: Lucy, she was really cool and I loved her traveling spirit. 

This was cute, but not as good as TIWHLL. :)
Until later guys!
Happy Easter <3
Olivia
~livthebooknerd~