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.
I scored a review copy of this book on NetGalley (woot, woot). I've been wanting to read this book!
I don't know, but to me the idea of this book was utterly romantic. One night surviving a blackout power outage and then a couple brief encounters, one memorable kiss, almost non-existent emails and a reunion at the end, all connected together by postcards. No undying love professed, no deep and profound thoughts, just a boy and a girl sharing a moment here and there with simple words that mostly said, "Wish You Were Here". Those little postcards were a reminder of a brief moment in time where two people connected and shared something and they were a hope of maybe one day sharing more.
I don't know. The postcards totally got me. There is something about a bit of handwritten mail and a thinking of you appearing in the mail. It hardly happens anymore with email and texts running rampant, right? I think it should happen more.
This was a YA book, the main characters, Lucy and Owen are young- 16 and 17. This is young love at it's best, I think. Lucy and I share a common bond- both of our brother are named Charlie and Ben. haha. Only mine are real and hers are just in the book. ;)
The writing was engaging and the minutes passed by quickly as I read. It was a cute story and exactly what I've come to expect from Jennifer Smith.
And I totally agree. The center of the world isn't a place. It IS the people that I love.
Content: I can't remember anything outstanding...