Hey Guys! So, the third book I picked for the Taylor Swift Read-a-thon was The Geography of You and Me. The prompt for this book was The Man: Read a book written by a woman.
The Geography of You and Me is a novel written by Jennifer E. Smith and is a YA contemporary.
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.
Well, if you have been here from the start, you may know that I like reading Jennifer E. Smith books. I mean, most of them. This book was another different and unique concept (Somehow, Jennifer E. Smith is full of these) and I found the book likeable.
The characters were very well-portrayed and fun to read about. The book shows Lucy and Owen moving past each other and then coming right back to each other. I found the two of them adorable.
The book literally flew – in the sense that I wanted more of both of them. It was super fast and I managed to finish it in a day.
I didn’t like the end though, it just wasn’t right. The author could maybe have fast-forwarded in time and shown us what they were in maybe like 15 years or something.
This is a light, mindless read and if you are looking for something that does not require a lot of brain-storming, this one is for you.
Have you read this book? Do you like the author? Are you taking part in the read-a-thon? Let me know in the comments!