Publishing Date: May 20, 2019
Publisher: Borne Back Books
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: eBook (Adobe Digital Editions)
Goodreads Rating: 4.52
My Rating: 3.5
“That newspaper was my first glimpse of the outside world, and I wanted to see more of it.”
Edwin Green’s ex-girlfriend is famous. We’re talking cover-of-every-tabloid-in-the-grocery-store-line famous. She dumped Edwin one year ago on what he refers to as Black Saturday, and in hopes of winning her back, he’s spent the last twelve months trying to become famous himself. It hasn’t gone well.
But when a history class assignment pairs Edwin with Parker Haddaway, the mysterious new girl at school, she introduces him to Garland Lenox, a nursing-home-bound World War II veteran who will change Edwin’s life forever.
The three escape to France, in search of the old man’s long-lost love, and as word of their adventure spreads, they become media darlings. But when things fall apart, they also become the focus of French authorities. In a race against time, who will find love, and who will only find more heartache?
A CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY ADVENTURE…
This is a book to read when you want a light and “classic YA contemporary”. I enjoyed the writing style for the majority of the book and there wasn’t anything that I particularly disliked.
I thought that the characters were very relatable and I found the whole vibe of the book has a bit of an adventurous feel. The narration and writing style very easy to get into with fun character relationships. The writing style also reminded me of PJO (Percy Jackson) because of the chapter titles and overall writing feel… which was really cool.. and cute and sweet ❤
The plot was centered around a lot of highschool-y subjects and I just don’t think that was what I expected from this book nor was I in the mood for it. It was a tad bit cliche even though it was hilariously enjoyable. The added touch of World War II gave the book its own personality and made it more original.
The cover gives the exact vibe while you are reading the book and I love that!! It’s light and adventurous. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a light and feel good, classic, YA Contemporary. It reminds me a bit of “All the Bright Places” with the PJO (Percy Jackson) writing style.
A STANDALONE BOOK
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