Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Author :Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher : Poppy; Reprint edition (May 17, 2016)
Genre : Literature & Fiction
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 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 leads them to family and friends, 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?
Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.
From School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—The author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (Little, Brown, 2012) returns with a sentimental story about high school sweethearts who, on the last night before they leave for college, revisit meaningful locations to decide the fate of their relationship. Clare is the levelheaded and logical pragmatist who thinks they should break up. Aiden is the romantic and spontaneous optimist who thinks they should stay together. But this work is not just about their relationship; it’s about the frightening and exciting transition that all new college students go through as they leave everything they’ve known behind and venture into the unknown. For Clare, high school, her friends, her hometown, and all of what felt so important to her for so many years already seem tinged with nostalgia and are miniscule compared to the life ahead of her. Many readers will be able to identify with that feeling and with the realistic characters and experiences presented in Smith’s latest work. VERDICT Students approaching the college transition, those who have already experienced it, and fans of romantic, realistic fiction will most enjoy this relatable, emotive story.—Tiffany Davis, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Praise for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between:
―VOYA (starred review)
“What keeps [the story] fresh and on the literary side of the genre are engaging, closely observed characters, Clare and Aidan among them, portrayed with such intimate, intense authenticity that readers too feel invested in their choices. Another smart and savvy book to add to Smith’s oeuvre.”―Kirkus Reviews
“Students approaching the college transition, those who have already experienced it, and fans of romantic, realistic fiction will most enjoy this relatable, emotive story.”―SLJ
“Fans of sentimental and intelligent romances will be drawn to this smart approach to relationships.”―School Library Connection
Langue : English
File size : 1 Mo
Format : (ePUB, MOBI)
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