The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
Published: October 2nd 2018 by Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
A copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
You know that feeling when you read the blurb and you think that you already know the story?
That’s the impression I had of this book. I thought this would be a light read, complete with all the cliches ever made for road trips and contemporary romance stories. But I was wrong. ABSOLUTELY wrong. Because this book was so, so much more than that.
I am surprised at how much emotion there is in this book.
I felt the awkwardness between Nico and Ali, their hurt over how things ended between them, and how they tried so hard to let go of their feelings. There was also one scene which was so shocking and devastating, I felt like their sorrow was my own. At one point, it even made me cry.
One of the things that I loved about this book is how the story smoothly transitioned between the past and the present. It only gives you what is needed and will keep you guessing for more. It was unpredictable. It was intriguing.
Reading this felt like an adventure on its own.
If you think the focus of this book is the romance, you’re wrong. This book is about love, yes. But there are different kinds of love. Ultimately, this book is about trust and forgiveness. It is about how sometimes, we let go of things for fear of getting hurt, when at the end of the day, we’re the ones who end up hurting ourselves.
“Sometimes, we throw things away and we never get them back. But sometimes, when we’re really lucky, they come back to us.”
About the Author
Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self “publishing” her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples, and electrical tape.
After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions and Business Development. In May of 2005, Jessica quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author.
Since then, Jessica has sold over twelve novels for teens, tweens, and adults.
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