I’m reading The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith this week! I’ve previously enjoyed This is What Happy Looks Like and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, so I can’t wait to see what Smith has in store for us in her latest novel!
Although this book has already been out for awhile, I saved it for my summer reading because this romantic adventure around the globe seemed like the perfect fit for me to get my travel-fix from the comfort of my own back deck.
Smith is a master at writing poignant and heart-warming teen romance, and this novel is guaranteed to have plenty of that plus travel, which for me is the perfect summer novel. I can’t wait to start reading!
Here’s a synopsis from Smith’s website:
Lucy lives on the twenty-fourth floor. Owen lives in the basement. It’s fitting, then, that they meet in the middle — stuck between two floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, Lucy and Owen spend the night wandering the darkened streets and marvelling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is back, so is reality. Lucy soon moves abroad with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and to San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland, Lucy and Owen stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and phone calls. But can they — despite the odds — find a way to reunite?
Happy reading this week! If you’ve already read it or have it in your to read pile, let me know what you think!