Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith: Book review

Hello, Goodbye, And Everything In Between
Publisher/Year: September 1st 2015 Headline
Genre: YA Contemporary
Series: No
Pages: 248
Source/Format: Paperback | bookbridgr
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Rating: 4/5

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion.

*This review may contain spoilers!*

Synopsis

One night. A life-changing decision. And a list...
Of course Clare made a list. She creates lists for everything. That's just how she is.
But tonight is Clare and Aidan's last night before college and this list will decide their future, together or apart.
It takes them on a rollercoaster ride through their past - from the first hello in science class to the first conversation at a pizza joint, their first kiss at the beach and their first dance in a darkened gymnasium - all the way up to tonight.
A night of laughs, fresh hurts, last-minute kisses and an inevitable goodbye.
But will it be goodbye forever or goodbye for now?

My review

I was so excited to receive this book! Jennifer E. Smith is one of those authors that is regarded so highly in the YA community, and her books always sound right up my street; this was not an exception.

I wasn't sure if I would love this book because Clare and Aidan already have a relationship when the book starts, and I really like reading about a relationship forming. However, that didn't matter at all, which just goes to show how good of an author Smith is. I thought that this book would be quite sad going into it due to the nature of their relationship, but instead it was a magical, nostalgic ride that the readers take with Clare and Aidan.

I loved how the book panned out, with all the different locations and what they meant for the couple. It felt like you were involved in their story right from the beginning.

As main characters go, Clare and Aidan weren't the greatest. It seemed like they were constantly avoiding the thing they had to talk about. I do understand how tough of a decision it is whether to break up or stay together, but they were just being quite immature at times, picking fights rather than dealing with the issue.

Overall, this book was really cute and that was exactly what I was looking for in this book. I will definitely be reading another one of Jennifer's books.

Izzy

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