Review: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
“There was no point in waiting for someone who hadn't asked, and there was no point in wishing for something that would never happen.
Title: The Geography of You and Me
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Traveling stories are usually fun, reading a long distance relationship trope was something I had been looking for. Second chances and lovers being reunited felt like such a wonderful book to read, yet it wasn't. I agree have to say that this book might be too YA for me and that lately I have been hurrying away from everything along those lines yet I still read them and am dissapointed by the childhood writing. Yet, I really shouldn't be complaining because that is the book I signed up to read. Basically what I am trying to say is that don't let my bad review sway you away from reading this awesome looking story if you want to give it a try. I have been in a - mood - lately, and swoon worthy PG romances have not been IT.
The Geography of You and Me tells the story of our two main characters as they meet in an elevator, as the biggest blackout NYC has experienced sweeps over the city. They spend the night together (not like that, you sneaky reader) and they begin a friendship (they want it to be more). However, both characters come to the realization that they're moving to different places and their connection is maintained by postcards and very sporadic emails.
The idea of the story was cute, I kind of felt like I was stuck in a time period where no cells phones existed because WHY THE HELL where they not communicating? This is what I found absurd, I understand that they were going their different ways but when they were apart they were not really enjoying life much so why couldn't they text, what about FaceTime? I think I would have enjoyed the story would it have been set in a different era, but in the 21st century it felt a little out of place.
I also didn't understand the "romantic connection." We barely got to see them together, and when we did this powerful "love" was no where to be found in my opinion. Hence, the connection of sending postcards and meeting again someday seemed a little bit bleak to me. There was no chemistry, and I wasn't rooting for them.
"And the geography of the thing- the geography of them- was completely and hopelessly wrong.”
--- 2 stars ---