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After Hello – Lisa Mangum (Review)

28 Sep


What if the first day of your relationship was the only day you had?

Seventeen-year-old Sara is a seeker. She’s always on the lookout for the perfect moment to capture with her ever-present, point-and-shoot camera, especially on her first trip to New York City.

Sam is a finder. He has a knack for finding what other people can’t—a first-edition book or the last two tickets to a sold-out Broadway show. In New York, there is always something interesting to find.

When Sam and Sara’s paths cross, neither one of them is prepared for what they will find out about each other—and about themselves when they form an unlikely partnership in search of a seemingly elusive work of art. They have one day to find the impossible. Fate brought their talents together, but what happens when time runs out? Will love be able to overcome fate? This new novel from award-winning author Lisa Mangum explores what happens after hello.

My thoughts

*Book received from NetGalley.

I thought it was going to be a cute, typical YA romance, but it was more than that…it had depth.

I liked it very much because it was captivating, it was realistic, it taught the reader a lot of lessons and it delivered a message: “If you don’t know what you want, you’ll never get it. What’s more, if you don’t know what you want, you’ll never know when you do get it.”

The story was fun but serious at the same time. The main characters dealt with their own issues, sad events which had happened in their pasts and changed the way they were looking at life. I liked that the story was told from alternating points of view because the reader was able to connect with both of the characters, to read about their emotions and be able to know their thoughts.

I also enjoyed the fact that the plot was set in New York and I think the author did an amazing job describing the city…it was almost like you were really there.

The ending was a little bit sad, but it was an open ending which left the possibility of another book maybe?! but even if it’s not going to be a sequel, the ending was satisfactory enough.

My rating