The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

gymLucy 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.

SOURCE:  egalley via publisher/Netgalley

 

Character Highlights:

Lucy – This girl right here is my kind of people.  She HATES the saying “it is what it is”  OMG people this saying kills me.  I HATE when people use it.  She was 95% relatable – I’m leaving a 5% window for being rich since I have no idea what that is like.  😛

Owen – While I enjoyed reading about him and his time with his father he wasn’t quite as relatable for me, something I noticed when he and Lucy both did the same thing and I automatically took her side.

Overall Thoughts:

I think GoY&M is my favorite title by Ms. Smith so far.  I loved all of the travel (which made me want to take a trip even more than normal), the “meet cute”, the rebuilding of Owen’s relationship with his father, and the showcase of Lucy’s loneliness versus her being alone.  If I had any issues at all it would be I wish there would have been a little more togetherness/swoon & MAYBE an epilogue set 5-10 years later. 🙂

 

4/5

kiki

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6 thoughts on “The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

  1. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert May 9, 2014 at 8:41 am Reply

    I haven’t read any Jennifer Smith books yet! I think this one sounds great and I’m pretty sure it will appeal to my travel side as well.

    • Kristina May 9, 2014 at 10:27 am Reply

      I definitely want to go somewhere now!

  2. Candice May 9, 2014 at 9:56 am Reply

    Aghhh! I need to read this one so bad! That’s all. 🙂

    • Kristina May 9, 2014 at 10:27 am Reply

      Yeah you do!

  3. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook May 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm Reply

    I actually identified with Owen more. I’m not sure why, because our life isn’t similar at all. I think, because I’m such a homebody, I had a hard time relating to Lucy. I mean, I just want to be home! 🙂

    I really did like Geography, though I think my favorite Smith book is still Statistical.

    • Gone Pecan May 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm Reply

      I really liked Statistical but something was off for me for it to be my top pick by her. . .

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