Wednesday 14 May 2014

The Geography of You and Me by Jen E. Smith


Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.


God I just love Jen E. Smith's books. I am a HUGE, HUGE fan of hers and I am pleased to report that I loved The Geography of You and Me so so much!

To me, a book that really stands out is one that I just can't wait to finish work to read; one that I just want to keep going back to over and over again because it is just so good. When I had finished this, I wanted to read it all over again. It made me feel all nice inside and left me feeling happy.

The title for this fantastic book also really summed up the story; we get to travel to so many different places with Lucy and Owen. It made the story feel all the more special and unique, and I loved reading how their relationship developed across the distance between them.

I found Lucy a very relatable character. She prefers her own company at times and loves reading. It was Owen that I felt the most sympathy and compassion for though. So young and had already dealt with so much.

This was an incredibly sweet and uplifting novel based on young love, but real love and how all it takes is a chance meeting and it was this that melted my heart. 

An incredibly poignant story that will stay with me for a long time.


The Geography of You and Me is available from Amazon UK and Waterstones and all other good bookshops.


  1. I'm reading this at the moment! I love it so much :) Glad you enjoyed it! The only thing I think I would change is have it told in first person. I'm not a huge lover of the third person point of view.
    Great Review! Thanks for sharing :)

    The YA's Nightstand

    1. Glad you are enjoying it :). Ah really? I don't mind myself, but at least you are still liking it :) x

    2. I think I just like to have individual voices, when it's in third there's not that much of a difference between chapters. I forget who I'm meant to be reading :P
      But it doesn't take away from the book so :D x

  2. I've seen this book around but never really knew what it's about. Sounds like a really fun read. I'll have to pick it up. Thanks for the review!