Goodreads Rating: 3.62 / 5 stars
My Rating: 3 / 5 stars
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 1st 2015
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.
Before I proceed with my review, many thanks to the lovely CW of The Quiet Pond for recommending this book to me years ago! (click her name to read her beautiful review)
“Sometimes the hardest things are the ones most worth doing.”
Once high school ends, college is a new chapter in our lives. New interests, new friends, new struggles, new experiences and new memories. I’d been through that adjustment period and it’s a different kind of fun. High school sweethearts Aidan Gallagher and Clare Rafferty have twelve hours left before they leave for college and decide whether they should stay together or break up. It’s a short adventure involving their friends and family, revisiting places that are memorable for them with a little trouble along the way.
I like the story. From the beginning, I knew the fate of their relationship before they go to college. My heart broke a bit for them but I find it realistic. It’s a good decision so they can focus on their studies for a brighter future. It’s a sacrifice they must do and I’m sure it’ll have a better outcome. It definitely ends with a new beginning. I just wish it’s a bit longer. Aidan and Clare have a strong foundation in their relationship and without a doubt they’ll make it through.