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Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  8,315 ratings  ·  1,460 reviews
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, famili ...more
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Published September 1st 2015 by Poppy
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Jan 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommended to Aj the Ravenous Reader by: Kels

Love is a giant leap of faith. That’s just a fact of life so when you’re too young, you may not easily understand that or be ready to take that leap just yet. This is why I keep telling young people I know, timing is one of the key elements in a relationship that will 90 percent work and with timing, yes I also definitely mean the right age!

Jen Ryland
May 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: sept-2015, bea-2015
This is a "happened in one night" story about a pair of high school sweethearts trying to decide if they should stay together or break up on the night before they head to college on opposite coasts. They agree to spend that night talking and revisiting sites that were important in their two year relationship.

I've found some of Jennifer Smith's books to be like chick lit on a page -- cute and romantic -- but this book fell a little flat for me. The way Clare and Aidan went about analyzing their d
Noor The Shape-shifter
Fluffy and simple. Perfect for a light read. :)
"We keep thinking there are only these two choices: We either grow apart or grow together. But maybe we can just kind of each grow on our own, and see how it goes. And then later, if it's right, we'll come back to each other and start again."

So Jennifer E. Smith is my go-to YA romance writer when I'm in the mood for light and adorably cute, make-my cheeks-hurt-from-cheesing-too-hard, love stories. And Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between did not disappoint... but it wasn't quite what I
Oct 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
The cover is cute, but honestly, I feel like this was making a mountain out of a non-existent mole hill just for the sake of manufactured drama.

The characters are in love, have been together for over 2 years and the only obstacle they face is trying to decide whether or not to break up before leaving for separate colleges. Really? Why? Because successful, long distance relationships aren't a thing, especially with all the technology available today?

It didn't make sense and I found myself not ca
Shannon (kitchandpages)
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Actual rating 4.5 stars
Wow. I wasn't sure how much I was going to enjoy this book because the premise is a little bleak, but it ended up being such a nostalgic and fun ride.
A young couple, on the night before they both head out to college on opposite coasts, a night full of unforeseen challenges and adventures, and a big choice to make: stay together or break up?
This one hit close to home for me and yet again, Jennifer E. Smith surprises me with a fun yet poignant story that melted my he
Taylor Knight
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I'd seen so many good things Jennifer E. Smith and her goods but this was first book of hers that I have read. I wasn't sure what to expect and I didn't want to have high hopes so I went in with an open mind and hoped for the best. I was fairly surprised by this book.

The overall tone of this book reminded me of Sarah Dessen's books. I liked the two Dessen books that I've read so that wasn't a big deal to me but if you're not into Sarah Dessen's books, I don't think Hello, Goodbye, and Everything
Jenna D.
May 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I wanted to love this, but as I read I knew I would not. This is book is nothing but an endless series of goodbyes, with a most disappointing and inconclusive ending that puts the reader no further along the path than they were at the beginning. If that ending was meant to instill hope in us, well, for this reader it fell far short of succeeding. Literally everything is open-ended, and so unsatisfying. The drama was forced, the character "progressions" were lacking, the dialogue was stilted, the ...more
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
I don't know why I thought this one would be different, but like all her previous books, Hello, Goodbye wasn't for me. I *love* the covers, but I just CAN'T get into the story. ...more
C. Maria
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just can’t give this less then 5 stars. I love Jennifer E. Smith's stories and I will read every book she will write. They just seem so real and they speak to me, they make you happy and they make you hope and dream.

“Maybe it’s okay to be a little lost”

I like this story and for me the characters really thought about their decision in a mature way with solid and valid arguments. I liked how they approach the subject even if it was hard and heart wrenching. I was a sad story but also full of ho
Susane Colasanti
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How much do I love Jennifer E. Smith? So. Freaking. MUCH.
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommended to Beatrice by: CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
Shelves: young-adult, owned
Before I proceed with my review, many thanks to the lovely CW of The Quiet Pond for recommending this book to me years ago! (click her name to read her beautiful review) ✨

"Sometimes the hardest things are the ones most worth doing."

Once high school ends, college is a new chapter in our lives. New interests, new friends, new struggles, new experiences and new memories. I'd been through that adjustment period and it's a different kind of fun. High school sweethearts Aidan Gallagher and
Brittany (Brittany's Book Rambles)

I don't usually read contemporary romance novels but when I do, I want them to be exactly how Jennifer E. Smith wrote this one. I had a few of her other books on my TBR prior to reading this one, but after reading Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between I added ALL of her books to it—this book was that good. The reason I prefer more outlandish genres such as fantasy, sci-fi, or dystopian is because reading is an escape from everyday life drama, but the way Smith writes, I'd be willing
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clare and Aidan have always had their ups and downs with their relationship but the two have remained together. Now though on the night before they are to leave for college they know that they are going to be separated for the next few years, the question before them though is this going to be goodbye for now or for forever?

Over the next twelve hours before the pair are expected to pack up and go Clare and Aidan have a night planned to retrace their relationship. They will visit special places,
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
Actual rating: 3.5 - 4

I just adore one night stories and Jen E. Smith did a great job with this one, allowing the reader a good glimpse of the entire relationship of the main couple through hits of nostalgia and expressing the emotions that came alongside the decision of whether or not to breakup as they have their last night together and also the scary new beginnings ahead of them. Full review tk.
Ann  Mat
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes the hardest thing are the ones most worth doing.

A reader can really distinguish Jennifer Smith's writing style from the others that I cried so much on the prologue. I can see her love for travelling and non literal hello & goodbyes.

I like that this book isn't a cheesy teen relationship with hugs and kisses all around. It shows how hard the shifting of high school to college and determining what really matters.

I was surprised that Clare and Aidan lasted for two years with their opposit
Jananie (thisstoryaintover)
Relatable, heart-wrenching and absolutely...just...aww <3
Pre: Oh why not. Her other books were seriously cute fluff.

After : *DNFed AT 77 PAGES*

Seeing as how I had zero interest in whether or not Aiden and Clare stayed together or broke up, I gave up on this one pretty quick. I also didn't get why they didn't just stay together, and then break up if/when they actually decided to do so, rather than this angsty indecision of whether they should break-up since they're going to different colleges. I mean, sure, the likelihood of you staying together foreve
Apr 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Read in one sitting because I was consumed by the structure of the story and the very slow unfolding of a relationship. Never have I read a book that focuses so completely on one conversation, ('Do we break up or stay together?) and I was fascinated by the decision making process of Claire and Aidan, although it did err on the slightly repetitive side.
The whole dove=love thing was cute, ngl. And that ending hit just the right note of sweetness that I craved throughout. A romantic comedy in a bo
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love that I can always count on Jennifer E. Smith’s books for an adorable, romantic read that will give me ALL OF THE FEELS. Read the rest of my review here ...more
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how adorable this book is? Seriously, Jennifer has wrote some amazing books in the past but she truly upped her game with Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between. This is easily my favorite book of hers to date, for many reasons that I will discuss in the review.

First off, Jennifer executes the whole idea of the story playing out over the course of only twelve hours perfectly. I was really impressed by this. It’s a shorter book, sure. But I still feel l
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
The thing about Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between is that it’s completely relatable, especially for readers who are about to head off to college. In my case, this book hit me right in the feels, even though I’m not in relationship at the moment. The pure idea of everyone heading off to college is just so real to me right now. However, I didn’t entirely click with Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between for a number of reasons.


Clare was so difficult to like. Yes, she’s
Justine (bookwormaniac)
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
As much as I have enjoyed reading her other three books, this was the book that I felt bland and boring. Don’t get me wrong. Her other three books are completely different from this. She tried writing a love story in a different perspective, and I could just say that this didn’t turn out to be the book that I would think that I would love.

This book started with two lovers with long distance hindering their relationship, leading them to maybe break up or not. The characters were cute, but they we
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it
I have read a good portion of Jennifer E. Smith’s Young Adult novels and although HELLO, GOODBYE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN won’t be my all time favorite work by her, it is still a memorable story about change and finding our own way I think we all can relate to.

Like most of her books, this one ends with a strong conclusion (more on that later), but getting there was a little bit of a challenge. This story is extremely character-driven, and while I usually don’t have an issue with such novels, t
May 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was book has a nice premise and a lot of potential, but unfortunately I didn’t really like it. There wasn’t anything really wrong with this book, I guess it just wasn’t for me. I just found it so boring.
The story follows Clare and Aiden. They have been dating for a really long time, but now they are both going to collage really far from each other and they have to figure out to do. They plan to break up and the book follows their last day together.
I liked that in this book the characters w
Sam! at the bookstore
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
Rating: 3.75 stars

Sometimes the hardest things are the ones most worth doing.

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the relationship in it, and the way everything played out. It was a very bittersweet novel; I should read it the summer before I leave for college (along with Fangirl of course). (view spoiler)
Maria Angelica
Jun 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: lido-2015
This is a fast and lighthearted read. I almost read it all in only one sitting, since it is a little on the short side.
I really enjoyed the decision process this young couple goes through. It is pretty though to go away to college and having to decide whether or not to do the long distance thing. I would have probably come to the same conclusion the did in the end.
I still don't know if the prologue was absolutely necessary for me. Maybe I would have liked to keep that doubt in my mind after I fi
May 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: hate-list
WARNING MAJOR RANT AHEAD (totally unplanned by the way it just kind of happened)

To prepare myself for writing this review, I went back and reread the reviews I wrote for Jennifer E Smith's other novels. I wanted to get a basis for how to rank this book since it had been a while since I had read the others. And yet I came across something very strange. For some strange reason I remember that The Geography of You and Me was my favorite book by her. Even thinking about the plot I'm like aww yes tha
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my first book by Jennifer E. Smith. Even though it was short, I still enjoyed it. While I was reading it, I could feel what Adian and Claire was going to though and what a hard decision that they were going though.
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cute-ya

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Jennifer E. Smith is the author of nine books for young adults, including The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between, both of which were recently adapted for film. She earned her master's degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her writing has been translated into 33 languages. She currently lives in Los A ...more

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