The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith
Posted by Caitie F on April 13, 2014
Summary from pub:
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.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need a good romance. And when I need a good romance, I tend to head over to the YA section. I love to read romances in this age group because when you are a teen all of your emotions are heightened, especially when it comes to love.
Lucy and Owen have a pretty great story. It helps that I love Lucy and feel for Owen. He took a little time to grow on me, but once I got through a few of his chapters, I was on board.
The one reason this didn’t get five stars is that parts of it felt a little like Just One Day. It was about how a short time with someone can change you and it really reminded me of that book, so much so that it felt like I had read parts before.
But this did have a long distance relationship, which is something you don’t see often. It really worked for a story. It had the pain from being away from someone you care about, the awkwardness of being together again, and the absence that doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes the heart forgets or pushes away.
Don’t read this book is you don’t want to dream about traveling. Both Lucy and Owen are on trips and I was daydreaming about travel for the next few days.
This is a fun and sweet romance that I think you will enjoy if you like Gayle Forman and Stephanie Perkins.