The Geography Of You And Me

Hardcover | December 10, 2015

byJennifer E. Smith

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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.

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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 ...

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, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1.25 inPublished:December 10, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316254770

ISBN - 13:9780316254779

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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

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"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