Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith will help you to hold on to summer 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 BetweenTitle: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Also by this author: The Unskinkable Greta James
Publisher: Poppy
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

❀ Realistic Story

This 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.

❀ Perfect Beach Read

The plot in the book 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.

❀ Relatable Main Character

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.

❀ Truthful and Relaxed

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

About Jennifer E. Smith

Jennifer E. Smith

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of eight books for young adults, including WINDFALL and THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her writing has been translated into 33 languages.

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8 thoughts on “Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

  1. Josephine says:

    Beautiful review! I want to read this book so badly. It sounds absolutelty wonderful and since spring is approaching here in Australia, it would be perfect! xoxo

  2. Zaira F says:

    So glad to know you liked this book! Even if I have not read it yet, the story seems unique and realistic to me as well. I enjoyed the author’s other books so I’m really looking forward to this! I definitely need this book asap since summer is slipping away from me as well, haha 🙂

  3. Olivia Roach says:

    I like this one being a bit more mature when it comes to facing a real life problem. A lot of couples do face this problem as well so it is very realistic to write about this one. I am curious to see how the characters end up handle this or not. Thanks for the review x

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