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Here, There, Everywhere

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  155 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Zeus would rather be anywhere than here—Buffalo Falls—the tiny town his family moved to at the end of the school year. Having left all his friends back in Chicago and with nothing to look forward to except helping out at his mother’s café and biking around town with his weird little brother, Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life.

But then h
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 19th 2017 by HarperTeen
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Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

This was a YA contemporary romance story, about a boy from Chicago who had just moved to a small town.

I liked Zeus, and it was sweet how he looked after his little brother all the time.

The storyline in this was about Zeus and his mother and younger brother moving to a small town where his mother had set up a small café. Zeus was tasked with making deliveries for his mother around town, and in doing so met
I received this lovely paperback from another book blogger who said “you need to read this, it’s quaint” so Sally.....I’m reading it!

Zeus is a lovely lad. He’s had to move home with his Mother and young brother.
His Moms set up a cafe and helps out but most of all, he Care takes his young brother. I found Zeus to be a sweet unassuming lad who I came to adore within the pages.

Upon helping his mom he meets Rose. This is the start of not only a blossoming friendship but a budding falling in love r
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
"As I drove back to town, the sun at our backs and the windows down, I looked over to Rose, whose hair flew wildly in the wind. She stared out her window watching the trees and houses whip by .... I'd never felt happier sitting next to someone."

This book was so much better than I was expecting! I wasn't expecting it to be garbage by any means, but I thought it would be a pretty standard contemporary. And it was in some ways, but there was so much heart and warmth in this book I was i
Ms. Yingling
Apr 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline

Zeus (Jesus Bjorn Gunderson) has been moved with his young brother Manny (Grub)from Chicago to the small town of Buffalo Falls. His mother has a vegetarian cafe that's she's trying to make successful, and one of her summer specials is free delivery between 11 and 2. Guess who gets to deliver? Because the family is struggling financially, and the town is small, Zeus goes everywhere on his bike, including the local old folks home on the top of a hill. While d
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
I didn't actaully enjoy this much, I really wanted to but it was lacking everything I loved.
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg! I really loved this book! What a short but cute read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It talks about first loves, following ur dreams, friendships, family first, sacrifices, etc. It’s your basic yet perfect young adult contemporary. It makes you sad but also fills you up and teaches you an important life lesson. It’s about this boy Zeus who moves to this isolate town where nothing happens and he’s sad about it. His mom opens this vegan restaurant that isn’t going very well and he has a weird young ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was such a sweet and adorable story of first love, but also about friends and family, nurturing those important relationships, living for today, and holding onto the good memories.

I didn't realize the title of this book was based on the Beatles' song, Here, There, and Everywhere, but I have to say, it's appropriate. That song is a sweet and beautiful declaration of love, and encompasses many of the emotions Zeus was experiencing as he fell in love for the first time.

•Pro: I LOVED Zeus! He
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
3.5 stars

This book was a pleasant surprise. I'm not a huge contemporary reader, but there was something enduring about this story, and it's characters, I really liked. Loved the diversity of the characters too.

Bethany Miller
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: royal
Moving from Chicago to Buffalo Falls with his mother and younger brother Grub has not been ideal for Jesus (Zeus) Gunderson, but working as the delivery boy for his mother’s cafe over the summer ends up opening some doors. While making a delivery to Hilltop, the local retirement home, Zeus meets a pianist named Rose whom he instantly falls for and Grub meets Blackjack, a WWII vet who is more than willing to indulge him in his soldier wargame fantasies. On another delivery, Zeus meets Dylan and t ...more
Sue Holmes
May 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
*Complimentary review copy provided by the publisher.

Here, There, Everywhere is a sweet, feel-good wholesome read. It is also a slow and predictable read. A solid and safe read which I think will enhance its appeal to a wide audience. But it is also written without risk and includes a sprinkle of moral ‘preaching’.

The characters are one-dimensional, stereotypical and forgettable, which is unfortunate as the story, having no plot, is very character driven.

The themes, (which include adjusting and
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017-reading
Durango's novel was very underwhelming, especially in terms of characters. I thought Zeus was lacking in any development, and Rose was such a Mary-Sue it was unreal. Every plot point was surface-level depth, and nothing dug deep into the characters, which would have been nice since almost nothing happens plot-wise. This novel is trying to be character-driven with lackluster and bland characters, which is ultimately an unsuccessful route to take. I'm obviously in the minority as most of the other ...more
Feb 22, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was...underwhelming. Don't get me wrong, it was well-written and featured some fun secondary characters (Grub, Blackjack, Letty), but the romance/main plot - for all that it was supposed to be cute and quirky - just felt meh.
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Very cute.
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
"'That sounds like a challenge.'
No kidding. Something new every Sunday for the rest of the summer? Was that even possible? The most likely ending was that I'd run out of ideas, Rose would fly off to New York, and I'd be left behind with random mustard stains and a truckload of pain.
Two months with Rose.
I stuck my hand across the bench.
She met it with hers."

Zeus is frustrated that his family moved from everything he cared about in Chicago to small town Buffalo Falls. There is nothing to do
Beth Rodgers
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
'Here, There, Everywhere' by Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones is a creative and enjoyable read about a spectrum of ideas, from friendship to family dynamics, finding inspiration in unlikely places to first loves. Main character Zeus finds himself stuck in small town Buffalo Falls after having lived in Chicago for most of his life. His mom has opened a hippie type of cafe and he deals with being her delivery boy for the first bit of summer. Nothing seems to be looking up for him as he misses his ...more
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2018
I want her everywhere
And if she's beside me I know I need never care
But to love her is to need her everywhere
Knowing that love is to share
Each one believing that love never dies
Watching their eyes and hoping I'm always there
/The Beatles/

This novel earns 4 beautiful stars from me. I really liked it. It was full of light and happiness, caring and doing the right thing. First part of the book was hilarious with all the funny introductions, awkward moments and truth. I would not say that story kep
Kate Larkindale
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This was an easy, quick read, but felt like it was meant for an audience younger than YA in many ways. I didn't dislike it at all, but there was something about it that felt off to me and I couldn't give myself over to the story as completely as I really wanted to.

The main character is Zeus (short for Jesus), the only Mexiwegian in the new small town he's moved to. It's summer and he's tasked with looking after his little brother and doing food delivery for his mother who has just opened at cafe
Adella Suwandhi
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Beautifully done! Highly recommend this to those who are currently looking for a good summer read!

(EDIT 21/12/19)

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in ninety years—remember the good stuff, kiddo. Nothing else matters.”
-Julia Durango and Tyler Terrones (Here, There, Everywhere)

Zeus wasn’t really looking forward to move from the big city, Chicago, to a small town called Buffalo Falls. Yet he, his little brother, and his mother had to move out either way to make his mother’s dream on opening up a v
Rosie Read
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, ya-romance
Given the wealth of YA literature out there, I found Here, There, Everywhere quite mediocre. There are a lot of issues briefly addressed in the novel, however, none are tackled head on by the authors. It's difficult, because I'm not necessarily a fan of the YA novel completely shaped by one issue as they can become a bit preachy, however, to not even address these issues sat oddly.

The plot was a little wishy-washy too, which is a shame because there are some elements that really lend themselves
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Let's just start by saying this: Durango's voice and humor are quite simply marvelous. The way that Zeus decided to word things in his mind was continually original and funny. The characters were unique, separate, and satisfyingly colorful. Grub was one of the most adorable and lovable characters I've come across in a while.
So why didn't I really love this book? As per my usual, it comes down to a character (these entities are magnanimously important, at least for me it would seem). Two characte
Jan 09, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
Perhaps it's because I don't read enough fluffy summer romances, but the voice had a middle-grade quality to it. I think Zeus having to take his younger brother around reminded me of some middle grade books with siblings as main characters.

I reached chapter seven, skimmed, then skipped to the last chapter, feeling as though I missed very little afterwards. I almost gave up on page seven when Zeus sees Rose for the first time and the opening chapter ends with "Instead, it was the girl who change
Nov 05, 2019 rated it liked it
I really love the story, but I'm much disturb on the part where they talk in tagalog/filipino, the grammatical errors when they translated it... Still love the story tho...
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I probably would have never read this phenomenal book if not for the free (with a purchase of 3 books) Advanced Readers’ Copies at Saturn Booksellers. Thank you so much!!
This has gotta be one of my favorite books of all time. It was a beautiful mix of romance, realistic fiction, and comedy all smashed into one amazing book. It’s by far one of the best romances I’ve ever read. I have never laughed out loud, cried, or connected as emotionally to a book until this one. I am almost at a loss for wor
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Zeus moves to a small town from Chicago when his mom decides to open a cafe. They moved at the tail end of the school year. He and his brother didn't really get a chance to make friends in their new town by the time summer arrived. Being a delivery boy for his mom's cafe brings changes for him and his little brother. The characters were very likable and realistic. It was a heart-warming story that many can enjoy if they want something without a lot of frills, but a sweet, satisfying story about ...more
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Zeus and his brother must adjust to life in a small town after living in Chicago. They are being raised by their single mom, who owns a small cafe in the town. At first, he is resentful about leaving all his friends in Chicago. However, as he meets new people and, especially, a talented young musician, he begins to appreciate his new life.
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rating-4-stars
This book was an easy read, and I love how it features a Filipina character. I didn't love it, but I really enjoyed it.
Dec 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Wholesome white bread story.
Jan 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a sweet romance. I think I'm getting soft in my old age.
Jan 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaways, arc
This was a cute read. I wasn’t expecting much more than that I that’s pretty much what I got. Overall I would recommend this book book
C. L.
Inoffensively dull manic-pixie-dream-girl stuff. Nothing to complain about, but I finished it two hours ago and can already barely remember the plot. Not recommended.
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