Review: The Geography of You and Me – Jennifer E. Smith.

geographyThe Geography of You and Me was, well, nice. Lucy and Owen are teens who meet between the tenth and eleventh floor of their building in the elevator, in the midst of a city-wide powercut. Their relationship develops, they’re separated but they stay in touch, and it’s just generally very cute.

The issue is it’s not amazing, in that at no point was I completely enthralled by the book, but having said that I was never bored – which is actually a solid compliment. It was an easy read, a nice one – excuse the amount of times that word crops up.

It’s a nice change to find YA fiction that doesn’t fall into love at first sight, and you can kind of feel the development of it all through how they interact, the in jokes that surface, and the fact that absence (or distance, as Lucy’s mother says at the end) does make the heart grow fonder.

If you’re looking for a book to hook you in and get you amped up with anger, or curiosity, or something similar, The Geography of You and Me is not going to do it. Having said that, it is – dare I say it again – pretty nice, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Pub: 15th Apr 2014 | Poppy

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