ARC Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

23369370Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Expected publication: September 1st 2015

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?

I’d seen so many good things Jennifer E. Smith and her goods but this was first book of hers that I have read. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I didn’t want to have high hopes so I went in with an open mind and hoped for the best. I was fairly surprised by this book.

The overall tone of this book reminded me of Sarah Dessen’s books. I liked the two Dessen books that I’ve read so that wasn’t a big deal to me but if you’re not into Sarah Dessen’s books, I don’t think Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between  would be a good fit for you.

I liked the writing style of this book but I did think the plot was a little pointless. After I finished it, I kind of sat there like, What just happened? Because nothing really did happen.

I liked the characters but I didn’t truly become emotionally invested in them. They acted like love sick teenagers though out most of the book and that was a little annoying to me. But I did think they were well written and could be really relatable for some people.

Overall, I did really enjoy this book for a quick, fun contemporary. I feel like if I was more in the mood for this kind of book, I would have loved it a lot. And even though the plot was a bit pointless to me and the characters weren’t really my cup of tea, would recommend this book to anyone who loves YA romance.

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