“I don’t know how this story goes or how it ends. . . but i want to find out,”
It’s Christmas Eve at JFK in NYC.
Charlotte is a British student, waiting for a flight home after the worst semester of her life. Anthony is a native New Yorker, surprising his girlfriend at the airport after three months apart. Charlotte has just been dumped, and Anthony is about to be dumped, right in the middle of the holiday crowd.
Charlotte’s flight is canceled when a blizzard blows in, and Anthony can’t bear to go home. So, they set out into the city together, clutching a book Charlotte picks up in the airport gift shop: Ten Easy Steps for Getting Over Your Ex. For this one night, they’ll focus on healing their broken hearts … together.
Step-by-step, the two struggle to put the past behind them. But the snow is so enchanting, and the holiday lights are so beguiling, that soon their shared misery gives way to something else. Soon, they’re not only over their exes — they’re falling for each other.
Then a subway ride splits them up by mistake. Will they reunite before Charlotte’s flight leaves New York forever?
Publishing Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
ISBN: 177138848X (ISBN13: 9781771388481)
Goodreads Rating: 3.77
My Rating: 3.00
I thought this was going to be super cliche. . . but it started out pretty different than usual. It was a very unusual start that left me impressed and gave me enough motivation to keep on reading.
While the plot in general is pretty cliche, the style of how everything was written is unique, appreciated the little twists of. . . well. . . everything to be honest.
The character-to-character interactions are pretty cute and I enjoyed them a whole lot. But, I felt like everything was happening way too fast. The story could have gone more slowly to give the readers a chance to process everything that was going on in the story.
I love the idea of having a book that ‘helps you forget about your ex’. . . I am amused by the whole idea of it. It was a very creative addition. The number of steps was also just the right amount and was chosen very carefully with no “filler” steps since this is a problem with some YA romance books.
This had a very anticipating and intriguing writing style.
Appropriate for teen and YA readers who are in need of a romantic read. XD
“So, look for a door. Theres always a way out. There’s always a new path. But you can’t find it if you stand still, you know what I mean?”
A STANDALONE BOOK