Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

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I received this ARC at ALA in San Francisco, Ca in exchange for an honest review. This book will be released September 1, 2016. For more reviews on this book, visit Goodreads.com.

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they'll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?

Romance, tears, adventure and so much more. This book was a very quick read and it was amazing!! I've never read any books by this author and I'm now totally going to go buy her other books. This story follows a couple that is going to go to colleges on opposite side of the country. It's heartbreaking to follow them through their journey as they decide whether to stay together or break up. It is a story that isn't sugar coated in any way and it gives you feels! This book has brawls, late night swims, alcohol, coffee, emotions, and bowling balls. I didn't want their night to ever end. I loved the characters because they were people. They didn't have crazy back stories and they were just normal teenagers who are going off to college with their hopes and dreams. You go through this story making stops that are significant to Clare and it's because she's retracing her relationship with Aidan. Twelve hours is not enough time and it was heartbreaking because all these stops were so important. The story flows very well and the entire time you never really know what is going to happen with them. This book was an emotional rollercoaster for the couple and the reader. I think that by far my favorite part was the entire thing. There wasn't any part I didn't like except for the fact that I needed and wanted more! I loved the characters and I'm sure you will too! Happy reading.