The Start of Me and You
“Okay,’’ he said, leaning closer to me. ‘‘I have a proposition for you.’’ Dear God, let it be marriage, I thought.
Ah, Young Adult romance! It never ceases to make me smile. True, I find most of them YA love-themed books cheesy and predictable to an extreme point, but there’s also something about them that leaves me feeling… good inside. It’s lovely, it’s fluffy, it’s beautiful and there’s a sort of innocent giddy passion comi ...more
FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD READ IT:
1. Emery Lord is writing some of the best realistic contemporary YA out there: Tis true! If your jam is contemporary YA, Emery Lord is where it is at. Jump on that bandwagon early because I know Emery Lord’s popularity is just going to grow more and more. I loved her debut Open Road Summer and this sophomore novel solidifies Emery Lord as one of my favorites already.
2. The girl power in this book makes my heart soar: I already wrote a post that was in ...more
“The Start of Me and You” was a sweet YA novel about life, family dynamics, friendship, finding yourself and about moving on. This was not necessarily a love story. In my opinion it was more a story about friendship and a coming of age novel.
Paige’s boyfriend Aaron died an year ago in a tragic accident. She still thinks about him trying to come to terms about his death and she still mourns for his life. But she also mourns for herself – her first boy who really notice her drowned in ...more
Hi guys, for my first post for The Start of Em and You Week, I decided to talk about how Paige and her story made me have a kind of revelation - one that's made me more accepting and fearless about my own life. Read on for my thoughts about The Start of Me and You, Emery's latest novel, and for an AMAZING handpainted book tote giveaway!
TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR ONE WILD & PRECIOUS LIFE? -Mary Oliver
In the past year, I’ve continua
I keep hugging the book because it was just precious and sweet and uplifting and UGH all the good things in life.
But okay here are five specific reasons why I absolutely LOVED this:
Focus on female friendships. I love that Emery Lord placed such an emphasis on the importance of friendship and specifically how lady friendships are probably the most important sort of relationship a young girl will esta ...more
Don’t get me wrong. This book wasn’t perfect. Maybe it wasn’t even all that great. But it’s started to get warm out, and when it’s warm out I read up a STORM - mostly contemporaries. This hit the spot.
MAN DID I LOVE SO MUCH ABOUT THIS. And the bonus chapter I didn't even know existed took everything up a notch. I love everything so much.
This had all my favorite things about a contemporary- a main character who has to work through some crap outside of the romance, friends to lovers (!!!!), a strong friend group, and delayed gratification in the romance department. So much to love.
The plot was pretty fantastic as well and was unique (in my mind) for a contemporary. I also really lov ...more
For over a year, sixteen-year old Paige Hancock, has been known as "the girl whose boyfriend died". She's spent the last year shutting herself off from everything but she's now ready for a new beginning and to start living he ...more
There's something special in the way Emery writes the friendship between girls and this book is no exception to the rule. Paige and her friends are awesome. They're all so different, but mesh so well. It's refreshing to read such strong relationships without bitchiness or cattiness.
And Max? Man, I don't even know where to start with this boy. He's smart, he reads, and he debates Pride + Prejudice with Paige. He's goofy and so damn adorable I want to keep him in my ...more
I could read Emery's words forever.
I don't read contemporary that often. I'm more of a fantasy kind of girl, I love being swept up in a new world, surrounded by the impossible. But sometimes, I get a craving. Like hot chocolate, or ice cream, sometimes I crave the comfort of a heartwarming contemporary novel. Today, I woke up with that craving, and this book seemed like just the fix. I sat down, and turned to the first page. 5 hours later I was reading the last line and grinning like a damned fool. If you don't count t ...more
This is what Max did to this story. He took an ordinary story and breathed life into it. This story wouldn't have been the same without him in it. In fact, I don't even know if I would have liked this story as much as I did if it wasn't for him. I did like the other characters, in fact I adored Ryan and Tessa, Grammy (especially Grammy!), and Paige but M ...more
Although it was predictable I really enjoyed this one. The whole deal with Ryan was a bit annoying bc by the middle, I could totally see Max being the other end of the triangle. (Although there wasn't a triangle) I did love how she went out of her comfort zone though <3
Ryan was adorable and I can see myself crushing on him.
BUT I LOVED what a total nerd Max was! I don't know about you but nerds are underrated in YA liter ...more
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
I love the characters.
I love the friendships.
I love the development of relationships.
I love Max.
I love Paige.
I love the writing.
I love the geekiness.
I love the references to anything pop culture.
I love Max.
I love the quiz bowl.
I love the english teacher.
I love the nicknames.
I love Max
I LOVE MAX.
I think that alone says a lot about how much I loved The Start of Me and You. It's possibly my favorite book of 2015. And Emery Lord is DEFINITELY an author I'm watching out for. (As should you.)
Now where can I find a Max Watson??
ONE MILLION stars.
Let me start off by saying that I loved this book with the fire of a thousand suns. I get all jumbly inside when trying to articulate all of the things that I loved about it because there were just so. many. feels. If something bad has ever happened to you and you just wish that wasn't the defining thing of your life, this book is for you. If you've ever felt the security in knowing that, no matter what, your BFFs have got your ba ...more
While it has elements most YA contemporary books do: being cute, humorous, and fun, it also deals with grief and loss, finding oneself, and learning to move on. It makes you think about what it means to truly live.
The pacing is great, while it’s somewhat long for its genre (near 400 pages) it never felt drawn out. When I put ...more
"You have a big life ahead of you, sweet girl. And beginning again gets easier with each step."
Monsters by Katie Sky
Brave by Sara Bareilles
Dare You To Move by Switchfoot
I was so ready to not like this book, because on the first 30% of the book, the main character really got to my nerves. Paige was not an easy character to love, in my opinion. But the good thing about her was, she got better. But it wasn't only her that gets better, but the story overall becomes great.
So what is ...more
“Whatever happened next, my friends and I would still be here trading stories and sips of our lattes. Together, we made four walls, holding each other up even as the world around us shifted.”
4 stars because of the amazing, realistic and all consuming girl friendships in this one!
I urge everyone who wants to read a contemporary book with strong girl friendships, whose sole existence is not discussing the male lead and being secondary to everything else as it hap ...more
The Start Of Me And You de Emery Lord narra la historia de Paige y Max, ademas de ser mi primera lectura de la autora, aunque ya presiento que no sera mi unica experiencia con ella.
Admito que mi relacion con este libro no fue de amor a primera vista, me costo un poco sentirme enganchada a lo que narraba la historia, mas o menos en el quinto o sexto capitulo fue cuando realmente me senti dentro de la novela pero desde ese momento ya no pude parar de leer.
Es cierto que esta historia no deja de s ...more
When Emery Lord released her debut novel Open Road Summer earlier this year, I fell head over her heels for it because of the writing, the romance, the locations, and mostly, because of the friendship. Reading about Reagan and Dee made my heart so happy and full that I was afraid Emery’s second book was never going to live up to it. Man was I wrong about that. The Start of Me and You was completely different from and yet very similar to Open Road Summer. It takes place during an entire ...more
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