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3.51  ·  Rating details ·  1,105 ratings  ·  206 reviews
Meg Haston's romantic and thrilling new YA novel explores a star-crossed high school relationship in a tale rife with deeply buried secrets and shocking revelations.

Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other’s lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each other to swim past the breakers to teenagers stealing kisses between classes.
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by HarperTeen
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Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“I know that Wil and I are bigger than one night on a dock. I know that we’re more than a few damn good years. We go longer, farther, deeper. We are not finished yet. We can’t be.”



This was a YA contemporary story about a girl and boy who had previously been together, but had broken up.

I liked Bridget and thought that she was a good person, even if she did make mistakes whilst drunk. She
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Jenna
4.5 stars.

This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews.
I received a review copy from the publisher via Edelweiss. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Trigger warning: domestic violence

The End of Our Story is a book that I picked up solely because it contains my favourite romance trope of all time, second chance romance. But it ended up wowing me for so much more than just the romance. I loved the themes that were explored in this book and I thought the author handled t
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Fiona
“I don’t think you have to understand every little corner of a person to love them, I think you can love them first, and you spend the time you have trying to learn the parts you don’t know.”

Can you believe that after I read this, I was crying big fat tears at 3 in the morning? My heart was shattered, my feels were everywhere. Man, this was a total heartbreak to me! As soon as the Acknowledgement page hit, I literally just dropped my phone, and cry ugly tears absorbing what just happened. Da
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Jaime Arkin
The End of Our Story isn’t exactly what I expected… not in a bad way… I just guess I’m not sure what I think about it now that I finished it.

When the summary says romantic and thrilling, I expect romance and thrills, and I’m just not sure I got that with this story. That’s not to say that the story itself wasn’t interesting and I obviously liked it enough to finish it, but there is a lot more to this story than the summary actually implies.

Bridge and Wil have been friends since the day she mov
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Colleen Scidmore
This was a really good read. YA Contemporary/Romance is a hard genre sometimes for me because the books all seem the same after a while. It has to have something different for me to enjoy, not just about a teenage angsty romance. And this book delivered with a little something different.

There was a lot to reflect on with this book so my full review will have to wait a bit. :)
BookNightOwl
This book went from something I thought was going to be a beautiful love story to something so strange. I found it predictable and unbelievable and a lot of annoying. Did not like any of the characters and overall just not happy about it. Finished it because was listening to it as an audiobook.
 LEAH⇢
MY RATING⇢ 3.5 STARS | GRADE B-

FEATURING⇢


⬥Young Adult
⬥A Love Story
⬥Coming Of Age
⬥A Tragedy
⬥Domestic Violence
⬥Splash of Mystery
⬥Open-Ended Ending
⬥With Audio Smashingly Performed by Caitlin Kelly & James Fouhey


MY THOUGHTS⇢

The writing is exceptional and the plot has a lot going for it...Two kids who are directionless but likable (they are all mostly directionless, anyway).  A sweet love story with a dubious break-up but maybe they can get it back, or maybe they can find a way to at least be friends
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Stephanie
Pretty but predictable.
Jenny Jo Weir
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ok-read, ya
Funny that a book titled “The end of our story” is missing an actual ending. I’m not a fan of the “leave you hanging” type endings to begin with, but this one in particular frustrated me because of the title. I honestly liked the book. I mean, the whole reveal thing was a tad obvious in my opinion and of course their immaturity bothered me at times but the story itself was easy to jump into and feel a part of. I just wish there was more of an outcome. Perhaps if she had plans for a second book o ...more
Susan
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My daughter recommended this book to me and I loved it. She knows my taste in books.I kind of guessed at the end and even though I was right I still really enjoyed the book. Will and Bridge were a cute couple and I liked how the author made what seemed like a perfect family not perfect at all. In fact it broke my heart. I loved Minna, Bridges court appointed project but later friend and sounding block. I could read a story just on Minna's life too. Good book if you want a fast paced read.
Jasprit
The End of Our Story was really different to what I was expecting, I don’t know what I really expected to leave with, but I didn’t think I’d be left reeling and a little upset, Wil and Bridge’s relationship was beautifully done. I liked how Haston didn’t give us their complete story in one go, but switched between past and present in the chapters. I was quite gutted when I found out how things had ended between Wil and Bridge, as to me their relationship was a beautiful one, and also It’d sort o ...more
Carol Oliveira
Because I don't enjoy books with open endings, this one just wasn't for me.

That being said, I must add that I absolutely loved the writing, how the story is written in this almost poetic way. The characters are very real and you can definitely feel their struggles throughout the story.

I wish there had been at least an epilogue, it would've made the ending a thousand times better FOR ME.

If you don't mind open endings, you'll probably love this beautiful story about falling in love, coming of age
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Sandra
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Wil and Bridge have a very tight relationship. Not only as a romantic couple but they also have been best friends since childhood. Then Bridge does something stupid while being drunk at a party and Wil breaks up with her.

The story starts after the breakup and then jumps between present and past. It is told from Wil's and Bridge viewpoints. While I enjoyed the authors writing a lot -for me one of the better written books I have read this year-I had trouble with the first half of the book. First o
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Preena ⭐
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well written story. I loved Wil and Bridge and the ending was not what I was expecting. I wish there was an Epilogue. Anyways, it's still a really good book.
Jen Halligan
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure what to say. Well written. Heart breaking. Open ended... I need a feel good book now!
Melissa
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Princess Bookie
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: a-net-g, read2016
My Thoughts: I was really torn on this one. We are introduced to Wil and Bridge. They have been friends since they were kids, and then got romantically involved, and then things didn’t turn out quite how they wanted it too.

I really liked Bridge and Wil both but at times, I was hesitant to like either of them. Each had their ups and downs to their personalities. I really enjoyed the plot of this one. Wil’s dad isn’t who everyone thought he was, and there was more to the story. And when it all com
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Emma O'Brien
This book was outstanding! Meg Haston knows exactly how to write a beautiful, and heartbreaking contemporary. This amazing book had one of the biggest plot twist EVER, I didn't see it coming, and an author that can do that is a great author. In February when this book comes out EVERYONE buy it!! <3<3<3<3 ...more
Meaghan
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
First off, I would like to thank the publisher and author for providing me this ARC to review. Please note that the version I read was an advanced copy, and certain events/language may be changed in the published edition.

Stars (Out of 10): 6/10 Stars

Overall Thoughts: I acquired this ARC during the ALA Midwinter Convention, and actually debated it a lot before choosing to pick it up (I even skipped over it at first.) Usually, the whole romantic tension only novels can get somewhat repetitive, and
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Kathy
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

In The End of Our Story by Meg Haston, a family tragedy provides for an opportunity for teenagers Bridget "Bridge" Hawking and Wilson "Wil" Hines to rekindle their romance. However, will the events of the year they have been apart prove to be too insurmountable for love to overcome?

Bridge and Wil's childhood friendship turned to love but Bridge's drunken mistake led Wil to break up with her. Bridge's apologies and efforts to explain have fallen on deaf ears and she eventually has no cho
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Joséphine (Word Revel)
Initial thoughts: The End of Our Story ranks among the books I've had the most difficulty rating. The prose is beautiful and well-crafted, which engaged me throughout the book, even when I became uncomfortable with the plot and characters. My discomfort diverged between irritation at double standards and dealing with the complexities of domestic violence.

It didn't sit well with me that one count of cheating (rightly) came with repercussions, but on another count was romanticised. That irked me s
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Charmaine
This book was heavy on the angst and the sadness. I don't think either Wil's or Bridge's actions are excusable. I would've cared more for the connection between Bridge and Wil if we got more context and flashbacks from their childhood. I felt like we spent too much time in the present to appreciate their history. The fact that they got together at a party felt pretty cheap (although I did like that they fancied each other).

It's kind of sad to think that they're a forever kind of thing because t
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Andi (Andi's ABCs)
I think I really enjoyed that. Actually I'm not sure how I feel. I wasn't expecting some of what I got yet it felt right. But also it feels somewhat incomplete. But I did really like the story of Wil and Bridge.
April
The End Of Our Story by Meg Haston is basically about a breakup. It begins with a break up between Wil and Bridge. Read my full review here Review goes live 7/12/2017 ...more
zshavette
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enjoyable
Well...that was a hell of a rollercoaster ride.
✨Gayatri ✨
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That almost made me cry 😢 😢 😢
Alex N.
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bridge is a pussy ass weak.
Diane
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written story of first-love, loss, grief, and the secrets that have the power to destroy us.
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
*ARC Kindly provided by Harper Teen thru Edelweiss for review*

It’s been a day since I finished reading this book and still I’m having a hard time grasping for words on how to describe how I felt when I’m reading it and after reading it. I’m having a hard time right now choosing words and thoughts without spoiling anything. I’m happy, surprised, baffled and I don’t know. My thoughts and feels are everywhere. But one thing I’m certain about is I do enjoy reading The End of Our Story.

For some, brea
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Sue Holmes
*Review copy received from publisher*
Sweet but predictable
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