Published by Poppy on April 15, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Girls & Women, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Advanced Review Copy
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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.
I’ve become a huge fan of Smith’s work since The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. And, I loved This is What Happy Looks Like. As soon as the semester ended, I took the opportunity to dive into this one. Of course, it helped that the book came in a very lovely box.
Honestly, who could resist?
This book has all the trademarks of the things I love about Smith’s work:
- Romances between two people that seem so unlikely but they are thrown together by fate.
- Sweet dialogue
- Characters with a past
- A major theme that takes the book from pure fluff to a serious issue