The Geography of You and Me

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The Geography of You and Me
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12+
Release Date
April 15, 2014
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978-0316254779
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Lucy lives on the twenty-fourth floor. Owen lives in the basement. It's fitting, then, that they meet in the middle -- stuck between two floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, Lucy and Owen spend the night wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is back, so is reality. Lucy soon moves abroad with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father. The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and to San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland, Lucy and Owen stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and phone calls. But can they -- despite the odds -- find a way to reunite? Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. Sometimes, it can be a person.

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What I liked: The cover is super cute and coordinates well with Smith's previous books despite being stand alones. I always enjoy a dual POV and unique circumstances that bring two people together. Lucy and Owen are both likeable characters and it was interesting to watch their long-distance relationship play out around the globe. One of the things Jennifer E. Smith does well is weaving together light-hearted romance with somber issues in a way that feels neither too fluffy nor too heavy. And she always gives readers an ending they can be happy with.

What Left Me Wanting More: While I enjoyed this story, I wanted it to suck me in more than it did. I wanted to have that, "unputdownable" feeling and I didn't.

Final Verdict: The perfect escape for those looking for a feel good romance.

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Very cute!
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This book is like a Stephanie Perkins novel! Stephanie Perkins is one of my all time favorite authors and I have read all her books so I was so happy to read something similar! Its not as good as her books but very good. I loved the beginning of the book and it immediately sucked me into the story with its beautiful writing.
I really enjoyed the plot of the book but I did find Owens and Lucy's parents to be to similar as in they both loved travel. I found them hard to tell apart which I disliked. I loved how postcards were kind of Lucy and Owens little thing and it was really cute how that continued throughout the book.
The two main characters were easily likeable but I would have liked to learn a little more about each of their individual interests and hobbies besides travel. I did love the travel aspect of the book, each city or state they visited was described beautifully.
I enjoyed this book. Its a quick light read, with very pretty writing and great settings. Recommended if you just finished a complex or hardcore fantasy book and want something fun and happy.
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