Thursday, 3 April 2014

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

Title: The Geography of You and Me
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Pages: 352
Publisher: Little, Brown for Young Readers
Release date: 15th April 2014

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.

 My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review. Thanks to Headline and Jennifer E. Smith*

3/5 stars

Lucy and Owen meet in an elevator during a blackout that affects all of New York. 
They spend the night together before they both end up moving away. 
Their encounter affects both of them so deeply that even halfway around the world they keep in contact and eventually meet again.

This was a sweet story but I was surprised at how little contact Lucy and Owen actually had. 
It wasn't a particularly gripping read but I did enjoy it.