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Seventeen-year-old Daphne Bowman, a bookish drama nerd in public school, might never have crossed paths with Oliver, the popular, outgoing mascot for his private school's football team, but one event has bound them inextricably. Daphne's older sister, Emily, and Oliver's older brother, Jason, who were high school sweethearts, died by suicide together seven years earlier.

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Published July 31st 2018 by Diversion Books
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Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
3 “So glad to have read you” Stars
”Daphne agreed with Janine, but she also knew that people who owed her the most had no idea how much they’d borrowed.”

Disclaimer:Copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Buddy reading this with the best, this tough cute devil😙
You may be wondering why it took me so long to read, this average book. Is not that book’s fault, is my buddy’s fault. Yeah, I am totally blaming her for being so nice and
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Nadhira Satria
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, meh
This book is about two teens whose siblings took their life together and started to meet up and do the list their siblings left in the world.

One word: Anticlimatic.
Tbh this was kinda fun and cute to read. This book is very entertaining but I was expecting something more deeper, something more emotional.

The writing is choppy, it's obvious that this is a debut author but after a while the writing slowly becomes better. (This is the arc so it might get better with the published copy)

For the charac
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Eli
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018, netgalley


I had no expectation with this but was really surprised! The characters (mainly Daphne!) were super cool and I loved them so much! The story was very unique and beautiful and I really enjoyed how Daphne and Oliver tried to finish the list, even though I couldn't stand Oliver sometimes. Also I had the feeling that the plot was rushed on some parts but maybe that's just me. But the end! I even cried some tears (but it was a long day so...), even though I'm normally not that sentimental with books
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Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book! Equal parts moving, funny and romantic, this is both a breezy, entertaining adventure and a surprisingly thoughtful and real exploration of a subject I’ve rarely seen written about: distanced grief. While suicide plays an important role in the plot, it’s not really what the book’s about; it is far more interested in the way ripples of tragedy continue to touch lives years later, the way grief dulls, shapes, becomes familiar, the way life and love can flourish in spite of --- ...more
Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
RATING: 3/5

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Seventeen-year-old Daphne Bowman, a bookish drama nerd in public school, might never have crossed paths with Oliver, the popular, outgoing mascot for his private school's football team, but one event has bound them inextricably. Daphne's older sister, Emily, and Oliver's older brother, Jason, who were high school sweethearts, committed suicide together seven years earlier. When Daphne uncovers Emily and Jason's bucket list—a l
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Lynn
Coming of age is perfected in Lisa Super's So Glad to Meet You. The reader is taken on a journey with Oliver and Daphne in completing the list that each of the older siblings had created for the top 10 things they wanted to do when they dated before they committed suicide together 7 years prior. Both are looking forward to the upcoming escape of leaving their houses that are no longer the same since their older siblings death and the shadows and memories that college provides. Each has handled t ...more
Manon the Malicious
I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book told the story of Daphne and Oliver.
Their brother and sister were dating and killed themselves.
Seven years later, Daphne finds a list her sister made and decides to contact Oliver and tell him about it.

I thought I would like this book but I couldn’t.
I rolled my eyes a lot and I guess the whole thing was just unbelievable to me. I couldn’t get into the story, especially since I didn’t really like the characters.
Also, l
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The Nerd Daily
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Isabella Stocka

How would you cope with the death of a loved one? Will you be able to continue your life and do not look back? Daphne has to ask herself this question every day for the past seven years and she constantly thinks back to the day her sister and her boyfriend committed suicide. Emily and Jason had both depression and stopped taking their medication. They left no note. They left their families with no explanation. But, one day after s
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PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of SO GLAD TO MEET YOU by Lisa Super in exchange for my honest review.***

1.5 STARS

Daphne’s sister Emily and Oliver’s brother Jason committed suicide together seven years ago, when they were eleven. Now she finds a bucket list they made. She wants to complete the list with Oliver. Can two opposites with s tragic connection work together?

I never connected to SO GLAD TO MEET YOU, possibly because Jason and Emily’s story seemed more intere
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Candyce Kirk
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
So Glad to Meet You can be a hard book to read. Daphne and Oliver lose their siblings to suicide and this really has an impact on their families. And not in the good sense either. Daphne's mother works 80 hours a week now and her father tries to heal the hurting with alcohol. Oliver's family talks about Jason everyday and how great he was. Except now they're trying to do everything the opposite way with Oliver. He doesn't feel heard.

Both characters have their own way with dealing with all of the
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Sam
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read, netgalley
  "I hope they found their better."

                       "Part of me hopes they've had to watch our worse."

Special thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Daphne is ten years old when she and her parents arrive home from dinner to find Emily, her older sister, and Emily's boyfriend, Jason, had committed suicide together. Seven years later both Daphne and Jason's brother, Oliver, are still trying to find their way out of the shadow t
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Jennifer Shanahan
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-giveaways
I adored this book. So so much. I knew when I read the summary that I would. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC. Daphne is a high school senior whose older sister committed suicide 7 years early with her boyfriend. Together. Daphne's family life fell apart after her sister died and she has had a really rough time. She is a very unique teenager (who keeps to herself and has one best friend) and I LOVE her strength, character, sense of humor, intelligence and confidence. She finds a list hidden in he ...more
Kayla
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!

In this story we follow Daphne, a shy geeky girl who isn't the most popular girl at school and Oliver, the jock and golden boy of the school. The thing these two share in common is that both their older siblings committed suicide together. Both of them discover a list of things both their siblings wanted to see and accomplish. Daphne and Oliver bond ov
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meep
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
I really liked the book. The story line was very original. Two teenage lovers commit suicide together and leave a list which a sister finds and connects with the others brother to complete said list. The characters were very likable and i did not want this book to end! I also like the double point of views.
Erin
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
Seven years ago, Daphne’s sister and Oliver’s brother committed suicide together, shaking their families to the core. When Daphne finds their abandoned bucket list, she and Oliver decide to complete work through the list- and work through their grief at the same time.

I really enjoyed this book. You care about the characters, even when they’re not making the bes decisions. And I liked how it shows all the small ways grief and loss can affect people. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Adi Alsaid
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Samantha (WLABB)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Emily and Jason were high school sweethearts. Emily and Jason committed suicide together. For seven years, their families had been seeking answers as to why this tragedy occurred, and crumbling under their own buried grief.

One day, Daphne, Emily's younger sister, finds a "top ten" list of places Emily and Jason hoped to visit. Since they never got to complete the list, Daphne thought she and Oliver, Jason's younger brother, should finish the list for them.

Both Daphne and Oliver
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Elizabeth Tammi
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A thoughtful exploration of 'what comes after', as the siblings of two teenagers who committed suicide try to complete the bucket list they left behind. Daphne and Oliver embark on a journey to finish what their siblings started through a dual perspective. SO GLAD TO MEET YOU comes out on July 31st-- be sure to check it out! :)
Moral of the story is...
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-ve-read
I really loved this book.Thanks Net Galley for the arc. I loved how refreshing Daphne was, if you're like me and are tired of reading predictable, clueless main protagonist then you're going to like this book. I liked both Daphne and Oliver's attitudes, they were angsty but not over the top angsty. I liked that the death of their sibling really changed them and I thought in Daphne's case ( not so much Oliver) that that's what made her a better person. Oliver even says that Daphne wouldn't be nea ...more
Books and Guacamole
I absolutely fell head-over-heels in love with this book!! Oliver and Daphne are delightful despite the heavy grief they carry. Their romance was the perfect slow burn that culminated in the absolute best way. The ending had me in tears while leaving me so happy.
Isabella
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS


How would you cope with the death of a loved one? Will you be able to continue your life and do not look back?

Daphne has to ask herself this question every day for the past seven years. She has to constantly think back to the day her sister and her boyfriend have committed suicide.
Emily and Jason had both depressions and stopped taking their meds. They have not left a note. They just left their families with no explanation.

One day after school she founds a box of Emily
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Paperback Princess
Jul 19, 2018 added it
Recommended to Paperback Princess by: Fantastic Flying Book Tour
This review was originally posted at Paperback Princess.

So Glad To Meet You by Lisa Super is a tale of two teens as they go on a self-discovery adventure together, whilst trying desperately to outrun their grief.

Emily & Jason were childhood sweethearts, who seemed to have had it all, until they committed suicide together in Emily's family home.

Fast forward 7 years...

Daphne, Emily's younger sister finds a hidden bucket list created by Emily & Jason. Filled with emotional turmoil, Daphne reaches
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Ruthsic
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Warnings: Discussion of suicide, substance abuse

The premise of this book was supposed to be about a bucket list. The main characters’ (Daphne and Oliver) older siblings had committed a double suicide, and now 6 years later Daphne finds a ’10 places to visit before dying’ kind of list and they both decide to try to do the things on the list in a bid for closure. These two have been strangers to one another for the most part, only recognizing each other by name. Which is why a lot of the plot is a
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Book Smeller Jessica Prien
So Glad To Meet You
Written by Lisa Super
Genre – Young Adult, Grief, Romance
2.5/5 Stars

Daphne and Oliver are two 17 year olds from very different worlds. Daphne is a quiet girl, who prefers the thrift store look and being as invisible as possible. After high school, she plans to attend Berkeley University or Stanford, and she has worked extremely hard to achieve that goal. Oliver, on the other hand, is an athletic douche bag, who preys on girls who are willing to shower him with attention, while
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Serena
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
I got this ARC via NetGalley

2.5/5

While this was your average sad contemporary, I found the way it was marketed really flawed. In NG, it's tagged under "LGBT+" and there's only a lesbian side couple that's mentioned maybe three times, not very extensively. The coming out scene was at like 70% in. THIS IS NOT AN LGBTQIAP+ BOOK!!!!!!!! And it's awful that it's using those small, almost irrelevant side characters as a way to catch people's attention.

Also, the way minorities were treated in this book
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Jennilyn
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Sad to say that I am not so glad to have read “So Glad to Meet You”. I expected it to be a not-so typical YA romance with the weight of the main characters’ grief pulling them together but also keeping them from fully commiting to a more-than-friends relationship. And yes it is that in some ways but there are lots of disappointing elements here and there:

WEAK MOTIVATION
I get it, they both want to make sense of their shared tragedies so they decided to complete the bucketlist together. But lookin
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Amy Brown
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An unexpected romance between two teenagers haunted by a shared tragedy. Engaging dialogue and vivid scenes bring the characters to life in this memorable YA novel. It was delightful to watch the relationship between Daphne and Oliver slowly blossom. This is a must-read novel for romantics and optimists of all ages.
Julie Parks
Apr 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
This book has a terrific cover art.

It's beautiful and magical.

I used to hate the fact that every single YA book that's good had a death in it (to think of it, so does this one but not in any tragic way, not the way it's presented here) but I'm starting to see the point about it. Life and Death is the biggest game we all play throughout our given time on this planet, and maybe kids take it a notch higher of its importance during their puberty time. And maybe that's a good thing in their book worl
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Erika
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, mine, 2018
Thanks to Netgalley for a chance to read and review.

I loved this story and felt empathy for Daphne and Oliver as they worked through the list, trying to handle their parents' expectations and find their places and deciding what they wanted to be in the shadow of their older siblings' suicides.

Oliver's determination to be the opposite of Jason, including his vow to not be anyone's boyfriend was believable and my heart broke for him and Daphne. When they finally unraveled their feelings for each
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Michelle
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Although it took a few chapters to get into the story [I thought that it would be a lot more melancholy than it turned out to be], I enjoyed reading So Glad to Meet You. Daphne and Oliver have grown up in the shadows of their older siblings, who had once dated and had committed suicide together. Then Daphne finds a bucket list that the two of them wrote in their final days and decides that Oliver should know about it as well. As a result, the two try to recreate going to all the places
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Katherine
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to read an early version of this story and then also be given an ARC to read:) Daphne and Oliver, the MCs, are tied by the joint suicide of their older siblings who had been in love. When Daphne finds a bucket list written by them, she approaches Oliver and they decide to finish the bucket list together. Over the course of their excursions, they slowly connect at a deeper level, realizing that they both understand what it's like to grow up in the shadow of a dead sibling. I loved ...more
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