From the author of This Song Will Save Your Life comes a funny and relatable book about the hazards of falling for a person you haven't met yet.
Seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley is recklessly loyal. Taking care of her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But she's tired of being loyal to people who don't appreciate her—including her needy best friend and her absent mom.
Arden finds comfort in a blog she stumbles upon called "Tonight the Streets Are Ours," the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter. When Peter is dumped by the girlfriend he blogs about, Arden decides to take a road trip to see him.
During one crazy night out in NYC filled with parties, dancing, and music—the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does—Arden discovers that Peter isn't exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn't exactly who she thought she was, either.
I enjoyed this book a lot! The beginning was a bit of back and forth, telling the relevant bits of their lives, and then consolidating together for the "night" that was the main part of this book. And that was really awesome to read!
Arden had a slightly strange idea of love. To her, it meant giving everything that she had to that person, to help them. So of course that is hard to reciprocate, and why she felt like she did. It wasn't a healthy idea, and she learns that through this book.
This book was about a life, and how a life can change, and what you can learn. It's about seizing the day-or night-but not going totally crazy. It was about Arden finding out about life outside her own, and realizing how she could change her own. And lots of fun and exploring along the way!
I didn't like Peter all that much. Mostly because I'd read the ending, and knew what was coming. That the truth that he only told his side, not the full, actual truth, to the world through his blog. And what the actual truth was, and how different it was from his, and what he did, just made me not like him!
Totally an awesome book, and I just enjoyed reading it a whole ton!
Author: Leila Sales
Read: September 28th, 2015
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Published: September 15th 2015