REVIEW: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Published by Headline on April 15th 2014
Pages: 352
Source: *Received from Publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Owen lives in the basement. Lucy lives on the 24th floor. But when the power goes out in the midst of a New York heatwave, they find themselves together for the first time: stuck in a lift between the 10th and 11th floors. As they await help, they start talking...

The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland they can't shake the memory of the time they shared. Postcards cross the globe when they themselves can't, as Owen and Lucy experience the joy - and pain - of first love.

And as they make their separate journeys in search of home, they discover that sometimes it is a person rather than a place that anchors you most in the world.
Simply adorable! This was the first Jennifer E. Smith book I have ever read, and I can guarantee you I will definitely be reading more; it will make you swoon at the long-distance relationship of two loveable teens. The cover is gorgeous, so happy and bright it immediately grabs your attention. The colour of blue may represent the idea of how they are both separated by the sea.

Lucy from the top floor and Owen from the bottom floor have never met one another, but when they become trapped in a lift together, their friendship soon blossoms. Even though they both travel in opposite directions, they still possess a strong longing for one another. About the strength of friendship and love, these two opposite teenagers are stretched apart though like anything, they soon find one another again.

Lucy and Owen are two adorable and sweet characters, their friendship will make you 'ah', and their postcards will make you smile. They are two opposite characters, both from opposite backgrounds, but their similarities and love bring them together into a lovely, cute relationship.

I liked the idea of the significance of countries for them, like France and how their love for travel was one of the main focuses that brought them together. My only criticism was I found the plot very slow, however the chapters were nice and short meaning it became a cute, fluffy read.

A simple yet fun and quick read, perfect for a summers day.

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