Friday, 30 May 2014

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Headline and BookBridgr.
The Geography of You and Me
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.


The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars



The Geography of You and Me(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Headline and BookBridgr.)
16-year-old Lucy, and 17-year-old Owen meet in an elevator during a blackout, and soon become friends. When Lucy and her parents move from New York to Edinburgh, and Owen and his father move too, suddenly the two are doing the long-distance thing, and things aren’t smooth sailing.
Can Lucy and Owen make their relationship work? Or are they destined to never be together?


This was an okay story, but the second half let it down.

Lucy and Owen were both okay characters, but I didn’t love them. As we got further into the book they seemed to start arguing, and didn’t seem to know how to act around each other, which was frustrating.

The storyline was alright, but I felt like not a lot happened. After the initial meeting there was some postcard sending, and an awkward meeting, but not a lot else really, and I got a bit bored. The constant changing of locations was irritating too.
There was romance, but it didn’t work for me. While the initial meeting was sweet, the rest of the story let it down.
The ending was a bit of a disappointment also; to me it felt like nothing had really changed, and if anything the couple were in a worse position than when they started.
Overall; not impressed,
5 out of 10.


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