The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. SmithThe Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography Of You And Me

byJennifer E. Smith

Hardcover | December 10, 2015

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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.
Jennifer E. Smith is the author ofHello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between,The Geography of You and Me,This 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, ...
Title:The Geography Of You And MeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1.25 inPublished:December 10, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316254770

ISBN - 13:9780316254779


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adorable I fell in love with this book. I admit, the beginning is very slow. A lot of time is spent in New York, in the elevator and not much happens. However as soon as the setting changes, the character development begins. I absolutely fell in love with Lucy and Owen's relationship. Although a relationship may be long distance and doesn't always work, this book proves that love finds a way. If someone is meant to be in your life, they will find a way. The constant change of scenery in the second half of the book adds to the excitement (and my life of travel). Overall a lovely read. Great with a cup of tea and a view out your window.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute, if a little disappointing 3.5 stars. Definitely a cute and hope filled read but I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped I would. Characters are ok but not outstanding. Cute contemporary.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a little eventless Nothing special, good to read on a plane or at the beach
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh in the Middle Actual Rating: 2.5 This book started out strong, Lucy and Owen get trapped in the same elevator due to a massive blackout. They get to talking and hang out even after they are rescued from the elevator. When the blackout is over, Owen and Lucy go back to their lives and move off to different parts of the world. That's when the book got slow and well... boring. Lucy and Owen send each other a few postcards and emails but other than that they have no contact at all. They both are in a relationship with someone else but think about each other a lot, even when they are with their current bf/gf. Liam and Paisley where just plot devices to get Lucy and Owen to realize that they where actually in love. I would describe this book as, 'meh' in the middle. At the end of the story Lucy and Owen realize they're in love and are (of course) ready to live out their lives happily ever after in their relationship built on postcards. SO romantic.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from quick read this is a quick read (i read it in one sitting) but the story is the opposite. it doesnt progress as quickly as i had hoped.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books I bought this book two years ago after a staff member recommended it and I couldn't put it down. Each chapter skips back and forth from each of the main characters' perspectives which I really enjoyed. It was a nice, lighthearted book.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay This book was alright, but not one of my favourites.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it I read this book in one day and it was interesting. However, I found that for a romance novel, there wasn't much romance. Anyways, it was light hearted and easy to read and I overall enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute It was a cute little story. The epitome of meet cute
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A cute little story This was simple yet enjoyable you went along for the ride with the characters. Its the time of story that made everything feel right.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gave me butterflies This book was so entertaining. It's really straightforward, no plot twists and super dramatic crap. It's one of those books you read when you want to take a break from all those dystopian books you've been binge reading.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love!!! I really enjoyed this, I just feel in love with Owen and Lucy. A great contemporary read to make you feel happy inside!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really good loved this novel very good
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LDR FEELS I really enjoyed reading this book. I love the concept of travelling and being in various parts of the world because I, also enjoy travelling. Totally something I would recommend to others.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Although I enjoyed this one(I always like myself a Smith contemporary) I really don't have a lot to say about it. The romance was super cute. But to me it wasn't really about the romance. Both Owen and Lucy were sort of at a stand still in their lives. Owen trying to move on from his moms death and Lucy figuring out the the perfect spot between being invisible and standing out. I thoroughly enjoyed the travel aspect and realizing that the word home isn't necessarily a house or city. Smith is really good at delivering a sweet contemporary showcasing self identity.
Date published: 2015-08-05
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

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