Thursday, January 3, 2013

You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith

Summary:(from goodreads)  Emma and her neighbor Peter are both lonely in a way that only bothers them on occasion. They both come from families they don’t quite understand. They both feel like something big is missing from their lives—and they’re both about to search for answers. When Emma makes a discovery that shakes the foundations of her identity, she convinces Peter to join her for a road trip. Each of them has something to find: For Emma, it is a grave—a grave that may be her only connection to her family. Peter is seeking something harder to define, but perhaps easier to navigate—a freedom, a sense of something more than what he has. Together, they take to the open road, engaging in a universal quest to make sense of who they are and where they come from…and learning a thing or two about love along the way.
Review: This was a really cute story. The road trip aspect really made this book a lot of fun and lighthearted, although there is some more serious issues thrown in as well. When i first started reading this I was confused for the first few chapters because I kept mixing up Peter and Patrick, but after that I got into the story and started to enjoy it. The plot was a little bit slow paced at first and i am glad that Peter went along with Emma otherwise it wouldn't have been nearly as good. I thought the second half of this book was really good and I loved the way things came together at the end. The last few chapters especially just made me happy. I liked both Emma and Peter as main characters. I thought that the switching of perspectives is the only thing that made me like Peter, I think without that he just would have been annoying. Although, they both kept doing things that were really annoying to me, overall, I did like them. Anyone who is a fan of road trip books along with a little dash of love and learning how to move on along the way should give this one a try.

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