Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

23369370★★★★.5 stars

“A witty romance with twists and turns round every corner”

I have wanted to read this book since September and I finally decided to go to the library and pick it up just last week. I went to pick it up and also got Mosquitoland which I recently reviewed. This book was just what I expected!

I knew what I would be getting into with this book even before I started it. I’ve read other books by this author and was already familiar with her writing style. Jennifer’s writing is so amazing! Whenever I want to feel happy I pick up one of her books. This book was no different.

Any time I picked up this book I was totally and utterly engaged. It took me four days to read this book, only because I have exams next week! Normally, I would read a book like this in one sitting. This book is one that I normally just eat up!

The romance was so amazing! The book takes place over less than twenty – four hours, which I loved! The chapter names were perfection and they tied in perfectly with the story. I love how everything in the book connects. Jennifer has written in wonderful and funny puns that her characters use. The conflict in the book is amazingly written and I love all the thoroughly unique characters. She writes romance perfectly, she is literally my writing goals!

Why not 5 stars? A little bit of a slow beginning, but still perfection.

Would Recommend If You Like: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West or This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

⦁ 12+ ⦁ no “adult” language ⦁

 

 

 

Top 5 Fandoms

Top 5 Wednesday 

Originally started by gingerreadslainey

#5 Narnia
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Narnia is one of those series – the books and the movies – that just make you smile. It makes you happy just thinking about it. I started the series when I was seven or eight and finished the last book when I was thirteen. Of course, I had my crushes on Peter and Edmund and still have quite a crush on the actor who played Peter, William Moseley. Narnia was one of the series that made me start to love reading and I recommend to everyone and anyone.

#4 Doctor Who

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My mom actually made me start watching this with her when I was twelve, which is funny considering that now she doesn’t watch it because it gives her “strange dreams”. This show is one of my favorite things because it could literally continue forever. I love the idea of regeneration and all that jazz. My favorite doctor is Eleven and I love Amy Pond! They are my OTP and relationship goals. And the science fiction element of this show is just great. There are countless numbers of times I have cried during this show. I recommend it to anyone who loves science fiction.

#3 Girl Meets World

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Okay, okay. I know what you’re thinking (maybe). This is a family channel show! The first season was less than decent! The story lines can be ridiculous! Okay. I know all of this, I really do, but this show is my guilty pleasure and all of us are allowed one of those. I love the ridiculous things that happen and the somewhat love triangle! I love the crazy fandom community! And I am not ashamed to say that I love Girl Meets World.

#2 Harry Potter

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I mean, you knew this was coming, didn’t you? Most people have Harry Potter somewhere on their list. It is just such a timeless tale of good and evil, as well as heroism. The characters are vibrant and the author is amazing! If you haven’t read this, please do. This is another series that made me love reading.

#1 Reign

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So here it is… Number One. Reign. The. Best. TV. Show (in my opinion). The only thing that I wish was different about this TV show is that I wish there were books (and one other thing, but it’s too spoilery). That’s the only thing that could make this show any better. It’s a historical show about Mary, Queen of Scots and it is just perfection. Like, it is literally the best thing I have ever seen in my whole life. Just watch it. Please.

That was my first Top 5 Wednesday! Hope you enjoyed!

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

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★★★★.5 stars

“A gritty road trip story with unforgettable characters.”

I came upon this book on the New YA shelf at my library. I had come in for one book. A Jennifer E. Smith novel. A lovely cute romance that would give me all the feels. I left with nearly 400 pages of intense reading material that I would gobble up in less than 24 hours.

My initial thoughts were that it looked interesting. I’d heard a lot about it and never thought about reading it before. I had heard some mixed reviews and wondered would this be my next reading favorite or my next reading failure?

At first, while I was reading I wasn’t sure about Mim. She seemed very down about life, which does make sense considering her circumstances. I was confused about some of the ways this character looked at life.

When I started, I wasn’t sure if I would end up putting this book down or not. I wasn’t sure about Mim and Poncho Guy creeped me out. But as I kept reading I got more and more intrigued in the mind of the character. I wasn’t sure what was going on with her most of the time, which made me even more excited to delve into Mim’s mind. The romance was good, light, and fun. Nothing mushy, but still cute. Walt is my favourite character and I like the aspect that this character added to the book.

Why not 5 stars? I like my beginnings intriguing if you please.

Would Recommend If You Like: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid and All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

• 14+ • medium use of “adult” language • themes for those not faint of heart • a fear-inducing scene or two •