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Title: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy: an imprint of Little, Brown
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Summary (from Goodreads): 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?
This new must-read novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that must be made when life and love lead in different directions.
Although summer is quickly slipping away, Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between will help you to hold on to the moment for a little while! It is the kind of book that is frank, yet easy going. The story also contains a likeable main character who is level headed and fun loving. This is the perfect book for an afternoon at the beach.
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between is a very realistic book. It tells the story of Clare and Aidan, who are heading to two different colleges and must decide if they want to break up or stay together. In most books, the characters have no worries about their future together, which is actually nothing like real life. In this book, Jennifer E. Smith addresses the fact that there are many difficult decisions in life, like college, and that sometimes the right decision is the hard one.
The plot in Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between is very laid back, which makes it such a perfect beach read. There is enough drama to keep the contemporary reader interested and just the right amount of romance. Quite simply, Jennifer E. Smith has created a light read that will appeal to many fans of the contemporary genre. It is the perfect book to cure you from a reading slump.
Clare, the main character in the story is very relatable and is the perfect personality for Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between. She is a very logical person, but also knows how to have a good time. She understands that a long-distance relationship is bound to be doomed, and sets up a fun idea for Aidan so they can remember all the good times that they had together and decide if they want to stay together or break up. I loved this because it really makes the story unique and shows readers that sometimes goodbye is for the best.
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between is a very truthful and relaxed book with an intelligent main character who is full of good ideas. This is a very quick read that is perfect to get you out of a reading slump. I definitely recommend this one to those looking for a sweet beach read.