The Geography Of You And Me

by Jennifer E. Smith

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 15, 2014 | Hardcover

The Geography Of You And Me is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
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 marveling 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?

Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Jennifer E. Smith''s new novel shows that the center of the world isn''t necessarily a place. Sometimes, it can be a person.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1.25 in

Published: April 15, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316254770

ISBN - 13: 9780316254779

save 27%

  • In stock online

$15.20  ea

Online Price

$20.00 List Price

or, Used from $9.41

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Most heartwarming novel I've read all year. Jennifer E. Smith is my go to contemporary, romance-y author to read whenever I'm in need of a good, cute love story. However, cute doesn't describe this book well. It's more emotionally touching regardless of how unrealistic it is. If you're looking for a more realistic love story, this isn't the book you want to read although it does have a bigger message rather than it just being a regular love story. The blurb says at the end, "...Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too." And she does. She really does show that throughout the book. It's those moments in the book that showed depth of the characters and their emotions. I personally really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a lighthearted read.
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Typical Jennifer E Smith Lucy and Owen meet during a city wide blackout, being trapped in the same elevator with only each other for company. When they’re finally freed, they spend the rest of the blackout together, almost in their own little universe. Then the power comes back and the real world drags them back. Lucy moves to Edinburgh with her parents and Owen travels out west with his father. Their lives are going in complete opposite directions yet they do their best to stay in touch, Lucy with e-mails and Owen with postcards. This was a really cute book. Maybe it was because I started reading it during a power outage, but it was really easy to connect to these two characters. It was a typical Jennifer E Smith book, in all the best ways. The beginning, during the blackout, was like reading a daydream come true, getting stuck with some stranger only to find out they he’s cute and interesting and someone you could definitely fall for. The book is told from both Lucy and Owen’s POVs and their stories get pretty equal time to develop. I love how different their backgrounds were but they still wanted similar things and they just clicked. I enjoyed their separate stories just as much as their one together. It was a pretty quick read, under 400 pages. The middle part was a little slow but still enjoyable. There’s not too much drama, it definitely falls more toward light hearted. This is my second Jennifer E Smith book and I’ve enjoyed them both. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2014-04-27

– More About This Product –

The Geography Of You And Me

by Jennifer E. Smith

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1.25 in

Published: April 15, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316254770

ISBN - 13: 9780316254779

From the Publisher

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 marveling 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?

Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Jennifer E. Smith''s new novel shows that the center of the world isn''t necessarily a place. Sometimes, it can be a person.

About the Author

Jennifer E. Smith is the author ofThis Is What Happy Looks Like,The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,The Storm Makers,You Are Here, andThe Comeback Season. She earned a master''s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her work has been translated into twenty-nine languages.

Editorial Reviews

"If it was just a travel story or just a love story, The Geography of You and Me would still be perfect, but it''s both and more. I loved this book!"-Lauren Morrill, author of Meant to Be and Being Sloane Jacobs