Title: Hello, Goodbye, and
Everything In Between
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Release Date: September 1st,
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, that does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?
Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith , author of The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.
I read this book pretty quickly in less than a week considering I had some big old assignments to complete in that time! I really enjoy books that focus on university/college and the whole coming of age theme. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
definitely fit the bill. While Clare and Aidan weren't at college during the novel, they're both on their way there the following morning, and are figuring out what to do with their relationship.
Clare is pretty dead set on breaking up with Aidan before moving away to college, and I completely understand why she wouldn't a long distance relationship, I'm not sure I'd cope with long distance myself! As a last goodbye Clare creates a list of places and things they need to see and do before the night ends. Honestly, at first I wasn't that attached to either of the characters, Clare kind of bugged me a little to begin with, which is not something you want from a main character.
As I continued reading I warmed to Clare, and to Aidan, so much so that I was a bit of an emotional mess at some parts of the book. I've always been the kind of person who becomes emotionally attached to books and has the tendency to cry if a book warrants that kind of reaction, but I think being in a relationship myself, and being able to empathise with Clare and Aidan's emotions caused a lot of emotions of my own!
I don't want to give away any spoilers, but I was pretty happy with how the book ended, I definitely felt that as a reader I got closure, which I think is important! Also, I was pretty happy with how everything turned out, because I completely understood Clare's reasoning behind wanting to break up, and Adian's for staying together.
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
is a book that would be perfect to read during summer! While it's fun and enjoyable, it also explores the transition and move to college, which I'm sure lots of people would be able to relate to!
Have you read Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
? Let me know what you thought in the comments!
'Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between' by Jennifer E. Smith
Labels: 4 Stars, Book, Hello Goodbye and Everything In Between, Jennifer E. Smith, Published 2015, Review, YA, Young Adult