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The Geography of You and Me
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*Starred Review* The meet-cute master behind The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (2012) and This Is What Happy Looks Like (2013) delivers her best book yet, a straightforward, old-fashioned swoonfest that, in another time, would be a film starring Audrey Hepburn. One sweltering summer day, Lucy and Owen get stuck on an elevator in their New York City high-rise. Well, it's her high-rise, really—Owen is the superintendent's son living in the basement—but class differences vanish with only a few feet of breathing room. They are freed, and the few hours of citywide blackout that follow become an enchanted fissure in time wherein the two establish a deep connexion. The bulk of the book details their winding paths back to "the heat and spark and flame" they found in the dark, as Lucy is tugged around Europe by her successful parents while Owen and his newly jobless father hit the American highways in search of work. Yes, it's another take on An Affair to Remember, and no, there's nothing new here. But it's a classic dish served up with style, heart, and a long-distance yearning immediately recognisable to anyone who has had to love from afar. And Smith makes it all look as effortless as the charmed rapport between Lucy and Owen. Grades 8-11. --Daniel Kraus --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Jennifer E. Smith is the author of Hello, 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, and The 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 thirty-three languages. She currently lives in New York City.

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""The Geography of You and Me" is a magic, magic book. It will take you to a place where we all want to live, where true love overcomes any distance." "Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of "My Life Next Door "and "What I Thought Was True""" * "The meet-cute master behind "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" and "This Is What Happy Looks Like" delivers her best book yet, a straightforward, old-fashioned swoon-fest that, in another time, would be a film starring Audrey Hepburn." ""Booklist," starred review"" * "Fans of Smith's previous works, namely "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight," " "and other love stories like John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars "and David Levithan's "Every Day" will like this novel, which is a similar combination of head and heart...A welcome addition to any library." ""VOYA," starred review"" "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 "The Geography of You and Me is a magic, magic book. It will take you to a place where we all want to live, where true love overcomes any distance."--Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door and What I Thought Was True "Jennifer E. Smith represents the absolute best in YA writing, and readers will carry this poignant love story in their hearts long after the last sentence is read."--Susane Colasanti, bestselling author of When It Happens "The greatest space between two people is measured in emotions, not miles. The Geography of You and Me is a true, tender long-distance love story guaranteed to strike a resonant chord in hopeful romantics everywhere."--Megan McCafferty, bestselling author of the Jessica Darling series and Bumped "Smith captures the romantic sparks that fly in unusual situations and the way love can build even when circumstances keep people apart. If you like your romances with a bit of European adventure, some New York glamour, and a lot of honest heart, this one's for you."--E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks "Smith has written a sweet, moody story that can also be deeply heartbreaking...There are plenty of romantic sigh-worthy moments, too, but it's Owen and Lucy's individual journeys that really hit home."--Publishers Weekly "Truth about love always gets our attention, and this book will catch readers'."--Kirkus Reviews "A heart-shaking exploration of a fragile long-distance relationship...Deftly romantic and anchored in an age when the Internet has made long distance a much more familiar concept for teenagers, this is a fantastic story."--Vanity Fair * "Fans of Smith's previous works, namely The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, and other love stories like John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and David Levithan's Every Day will like this novel, which is a similar combination of head and heart...A welcome addition to any library."--VOYA, starred review Praise for The Geography of You and Me A VOYA Perfect Tens 2014 SelectionA YALSA 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers SelectionA YALSA 2015 Teens Top Ten Nominee* "The meet-cute master behind The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and This Is What Happy Looks Like delivers her best book yet, a straightforward, old-fashioned swoon-fest that, in another time, would be a film starring Audrey Hepburn."--Booklist, starred review Praise for "The" "Geography of You and Me" A "VOYA" Perfect Tens 2014 SelectionA YALSA 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers SelectionA YALSA 2015 Teens Top Ten Nominee* "The meet-cute master behind "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" and "This Is What Happy Looks Like" delivers her best book yet, a straightforward, old-fashioned swoon-fest that, in another time, would be a film starring Audrey Hepburn." ""Booklist," starred review"" Praise for "The""Geography of You and Me" A "VOYA" Perfect Tens 2014 SelectionA YALSA 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers SelectionA YALSA 2015 Teens Top Ten Nominee* "The meet-cute master behind "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" and "This Is What Happy Looks Like" delivers her best book yet, a straightforward, old-fashioned swoon-fest that, in another time, would be a film starring Audrey Hepburn." ""Booklist," starred review""

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