Time of Our Lives
Fitz Holton waits in fear for the day his single mother's early-onset Alzheimer's starts stealing her memory. He's vowed to stay close to home to care for her in the years to come--never mind the ridiculous college tour she's forcing him on to visit schools where he knows he'll never go. Juniper Ramirez is counting down ...more
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This is such a great representation of the mixed emotions young people (I was young once!) feel going into the next stage (ie, post-high school) of their lives. The momentum that pushes them forward to escape their current situation (overbearing family, no room to be yourself, too much responsibility at too young an age, etc) and the reluctance to go ...more
Time Of Our Lives follows young Juniper and Fitz who are both about to graduate, with very differing future perspectives. Fitz fears college and everything that it encompasses mainly leaving his mother whos diagnosed with early Alzheimers. Fitz is running against the clock, trying to figure out a way to make his mother understand why he wants to stay close to home, while shes trying to get him to consider colleges farther away and ...more
I've made it no secret that I'll pick up anything this author duo writes. Ever since I sneak-read IF I'M BEING HONEST (2019) back in early April of ...more
After reading Emily and Austin's first book, Always Never Yours, I was enchanted by their writing and storytelling. I'm not sure if Time of Our Lives is based on another Shakespeare play like their first two books but I still enjoyed this one for what it represented.
Once again, I find myself reading a book targeted to a very specific group of readers in an age group. This book will definitely resonate with you ...more
Wow. I was not emotionally prepared for this.
Ive been gorging on YA contemporary romance over the last two years. Like, oh-my-god-McDonalds-fries-are-best-fries gorging. So when I read IF IM BEING HONESTmy first taste of Wibbrokaearlier this year, it had a lot of competition. Yet, it easily became my top favorite.
Now? NOW?? Pretty sure Austin and Emily had a Hulk glow-up just so they could grab my arms and rip me in half. Im THAT TORN. WHICH BOOK IS ...more
ACTUAL: 4.25 stars
This novel follows two high school seniors, Fitz and Juniper, and their adventures along a college tour road trip after meeting at their first tour location. Fitz is anxious for his single mother's Alzheimer's to worsen, and cannot imagine even attending college. In contrast, Juniper has one foot our the door and is looking forward to getting far away from her loud and hectic household. As ...more
I am a huge fan of Emily and Austin, I absolutely loved Always Never Yours and If Im Being Honest and will pick up any books they publish in the future because of those two. That being said, Time of Our Lives was just not for me.
In Time of Our Lives we follow two main characters, Juniper and Fitz. They both have very different views on college, Juniper cant wait to go and get away from her big ...more
This novel follows two seniors on their winter break touring colleges around New England and the northeast USA. It was kind of cool actually, when one of the characters ...more
I totally see what all the Wibbroka hype is about, that was a great contemporary. As a senior, the discussions of college and the future and life changing really hit me. I saw so much of myself in Juniper, it was a little scary.
But Fitz also touched me in a lot of ways. His fears for the future were totally valid, and watching him explore them was heart-breaking but enthralling. I think the lessons he learns are so, so important for teens (like me!) to hear at ...more
Time of Our Lives was still a top anticipation book of the year for me and I still enjoyed it very much, but I didnt feel quite as connected to the characters as I did for the other books. Small spoiler: The two characters from If Im Being Honest did make an appearance in the book, though I feel like that scene could ...more
A YA romcom that tackles the excitement and angst of college visits - a uniquely upper-middle-class pastime in this reviewers viewpoint - and introduces one Mexican-American heroine eager to go to college and one redheaded hero reluctant to leave his ill mom. ...more
Shortly after falling for her best friend, Austin Siegemund-Broka, she attended Princeton University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. She and Austin now live and write YA ...more