I picked up this book because I wanted a lovey-dovey romance and I was slightly disappointed, to say the least. It just didn't have what I wanted in a cutesy book...
Rating : ☺☺☺☹☹
Do I recommend it : If you want a light read then totally.
Would I reread it : Nope...
The Geography of You and Me is about a boy and a girl who meet during a blackout in New York city, but their short romance/friendship is soon broken as she learns that she's moving to the UK and he learns that he's going on a very long road trip. They don't stop talking to each other, but distance will make them drift apart and meet new people and slowly forget bout each other... or do they?
↙ What I didn't like about the book :
Oh gosh the characters I could NOT stand. I found both so shallow and bland, as if they had no personality. They were very basic and the typical teenager. Also, both weren't very loyal and had serious arrogance and pride problems (if you read it you'll understand).
The communication between the characters was immature and childish. I honestly wasn't expecting something like this from a Y.A. book, and was very disappointed with the way they handled their problems. As teens, you'd expect them to work things out better and in a smarter way.
As much as I liked the concept and the way the chapters alternated in the end, there just wasn't any actual interaction between the characters, and they seemed to have drifted apart. Although the author reminded us that they thought of each other and hinted the possibility of them missing each other, their love just didn't feel real, and felt forced for the purpose of a book.
↗ What I liked about the book :
The writing style was great I honestly love Jennifer E. Smith and am looking forward to reading more of her books. I liked how her sentences went together and how she was able to pack so much in one sentence without making it sound too loaded.
I really liked the concept of the book overall, and how long distance relationships are possible, but I will say that the concept was way better than the actual final product. I think that Jennifer E. Smith had a great idea and I'm sure her other books are interesting and as well written as this one.
I would suggest this book to anyone looking for a light read, but then again, if you have time for a book there are so many more I would suggest. I have a few blog posts of my book recommendations in the "Babbles" section if you'd like to read more!
Thanks for reading,
☺☺☺☺☺ : Flawless
☺☺☺☺☹ : Very good, a few flaws
☺☺☺☹☹ : Enjoyable
☺☺☹☹☹ : Okay, would not reread
☺☹☹☹☹ : Disliked, do not recommend