Teen Review: “The Geography of You and Me” by Jennifer E. Smith

Lucy and Owen meet during a freak accident that caused a complete power outage of New York City. They are first trapped in an elevator in the building where Lucy lives and Owen’s dad manages. When they are rescued, they end up walking around New York and spending the night up on the roof, enjoying the view of the stars that are usually covered up by all of the light pollution. They even have a discussion about how insincere “Wish you were here” post cards are because of the abundance of ones Lucy has on the fridge from her ever traveling parents. Though they form this connection that night, not long after they both end up moving miles apart, and it’s hard to tell if what they felt applies outside of this single night. They stay connected through cheesy “Wish you were here” post cards, but can they keep this up forever?

Aedan, Central TLLC, 18

"The Geography of You and Me" by Jennifer E. Smith book cover

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