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Book Review / Hello, Goodbye and Everything In Between by Jennifer E Smith


On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only 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.





Published:     1st September 2015
Publisher:  Poppy
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Library



MY REVIEW

What I liked about this story...  Jennifer E Smith is an author I have been wanting to pick up for ages.  I couldn't wait to pick up this one.  In this story we follow Clare and Aiden who are about to embark on a new stage in their lives by moving away to college.  Unfortunately they are going to different colleges and hundreds of miles away.  Do they want to commit to a long distance relationship?  Aiden wants to do just that.  Clare doesn't, not because she does not love him but because of many other reasons, most of them I did find understandable.  This was such a fun story to read, following these two characters as they follow Clare's list of places they need to go to reenact some of the greater moments of their entire relationship, which is meant to help them decide what they are doing next.  You also have their two best friends which I really enjoyed getting to know and would have loved to have learnt more about.

What I didn't like about this story... There were times where I found the character of Clare really annoying.  She has a very practical and down to earth personality but at times, mostly at the beginning of the story, when she is reflecting on her relationship with Aiden I found it a little hard to believe that she really loved him.





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