Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Title: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?
Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.
Cute, easy read!
This book is perfect if you need a quick, contemporary romance. I finished this book pretty quickly and liked it.
The only thing that I really didn’t like about this story was kind of what the story was all about. Clare and Adian have an entire night to decide whether or not to stay together and have this whole list of activities to try to make the most of their night and relive some of their memories together before leaving to different colleges that are far away.
But here’s the thing: they’ve been together for two years and they can’t decide whether or not to stay together just because they don’t want a long distance relationship.
I felt like this story could have been so much better if the characters’ mindsets were just a little bit different and maybe instead of the story taking place all in one would be cool to have it be a little longer.
With that being said, it makes sense for how it is because of the title of the story, but either way it was a nice story to just have a cute little contemporary read.
I would recommend this to someone who is not looking for a particular book or doesn’t really know what to read next, I think this would be a good option!
Butterfly Rating: 2 Stars
Age Recommendation: 13+