Genre: Young Adult. Contemporary. Romance.
Owen lives in the basement. Lucy lives on the 24th floor. But when the power goes out in the midst of a New York heatwave, they find themselves together for the first time: stuck in a lift between the 10th and 11th floors. As they await help, they start talking…
The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland they can’t shake the memory of the time they shared. Postcards cross the globe when they themselves can’t, as Owen and Lucy experience the joy – and pain – of first love.
And as they make their separate journeys in search of home, they discover that sometimes it is a person rather than a place that anchors you most in the world.
Jennifer E. Smith does it yet again. The Geography of You and Me is the third of her novels that I have read, and the third that I have absolutely adored. Smith has a way of weaving her words into a story that is both fluffy and heart-wrenching at the same time. There were times throughout The Geography of You and Me when I was yelling at both Owen and Lucy to get their acts together.
As with both The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and This is What Happy Looks Like, I raced through this in only a few hours and I loved every moment of it.
Overall, I think this is another great book for reading at the beach. I will be keeping an eye out for anything else that Smith publishes in hopes that I will enjoy it as much.