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.
Hardcover, 337 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Poppy
(ebook provided by publisher via netgalley)
This is my first book by this author, it is YA which is a genre I enjoy. When I started this review I struggled with the right words to describe this book. I always came back with the same one, cute. It was cute, this was a quiet, calm, cute book. That's not a bad thing. The plot was somewhat unique but also a tad predictable. The characters, Lucy and Owen were well developed. I was able to get inside their heads and learn what made them tick. They are different, Owen still struggling with the dead of a loved one, while Lucy doesn't see a lot of her family.
It's the big black out on the east coast that starts this book and puts Owen and Lucy together for the first time. A relatively quick read that kept my attention. A good beach book or one to read while curled up under a quilt in front of the fireplace (yup it's that time of the year.)