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Time of Our Lives

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  25 reviews
A reflective, romantic coming-of-age novel that explores life after high school--perfect for fans of Fangirl and Emergency Contact

A boy desperate to hold on, a girl ready to let go.

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
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 21st 2020 by Penguin Books
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    The Nerd Daily
    Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Mimi Koehler

    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 who’s diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s. 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 she’s trying to get him to consider colleges farther away
    may ➹
    unfortunately I am not het enough to fully enjoy this kind of romance....... but family vibes!!
    Jun 26, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
    Shelves: reviewed
    Not their finest cover but I love the title! I love the old title* even more.

    *As Forth We Go
    Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord)
    Look, one day I'll write a piece on what constitutes addicting, memorable reads, or maybe even how hard it is and what it takes for a fervently-anticipated book to live up to the hype you've built for it, and when someone asks me to name an example, I'll pelt them with copies of this book and tell them to see what I'm talking about for themselves.

    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
    Jun 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    So excited for more of this duo!
    Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2020-books
    I received and early copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    ✦ Maica ✦
    Jan 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Oct 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
    For some reason this book gives me I'll Meet You There vibes. I cannot wait to read it!
    Morgan Watchorn
    Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    *ARC received from Texas Teen Book Festival*

    Wow. I was not emotionally prepared for this.

    I’ve been gorging on YA contemporary romance over the last two years. Like, oh-my-god-McDonald’s-fries-are-best-fries gorging. So when I read IF I’M BEING HONEST—my first taste of Wibbroka—earlier 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. I’m THAT TORN. WHICH BOOK
    Sierra Elmore
    Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Thank you Penguin Teen Canada for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!

    ACTUAL: 4.25 stars

    - review to come -
    Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I really enjoyed this contemporary romance . Also talking about school choice, purpose, love, family. There are so many good messages. Some new stuff coming and some stuff you say goodbye too. Life is full of this kind of stuff, messy, scary, new. That what I love, this book felt so real ...more
    Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book was absolutely charming with characters who were relatable, well-developed, and adorable. I love the way the authors explored all the emotions that come along with the transitionary period between high school and college and having to make all those BIG life decisions. The writing is also just lovely! 10/10 would recommend.
    Simone Pond
    Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Oh how I adored this book by my favorite writing team! They keep putting out gems! The plot of the story was a fun-filled journey through colleges but also through the emotional landscape of the two main characters. They were lovable and quirky and whip smart. Pretty much like the authors who created them. The story captures the heart of transition and what that looks like on deeply personal levels. Their journeys are something we can relate to regardless of where we've come from or where we're ...more
    Katherine Hardisty
    Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    This book was EVERYTHING I needed in a contemporary as well as a contemporary that NEEDED to be written. It follows the story of two kids on the cusp of graduation touring prospective colleges where they keep happening to run into each other. The romance is perfection (no surprise, I mean, it's Wibbroka), and the (view spoiler) ...more
    Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    As expected from my favorite author duo, I absolutely loved Time of Our Lives. I love the connection and relationship that develops between Fitz and Juniper, and I love the way that they are able to help each other realize things about themselves. The elements of family that were incorporated into the story helped to round the characters and reveal their true personalities, as well. I also enjoyed the travel-log of the various university tours and exploration of the cities that house the ...more
    Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Fitz and Juniper have polar opposite outlooks in terms of college plans-- Juniper can't wait to distance herself from her overbearing family, while Fitz fears abandoning his mother, who will develop early-onset Alzheimer's. Despite his mom's looming illness, she insists he take a tour of colleges on the east coast, where he and Juniper keep colliding on the way. Their connection is undeniable; but how do they navigate this spark with their separate paths? Time of Our Lives surprised me with how ...more
    Dec 25, 2019 rated it liked it
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    Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This was a delightful love story that had me giggling and that was happily lacking in angst filled drama that makes me roll my eyes. The transitions and feelings from high school to potential colleges felt very real and similar to what I remember feeling at that time in my life. Good work team!
    Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Review copy courtesy of Edelweiss.

    A YA romcom that tackles the excitement and angst of college visits - a uniquely upper-middle-class pastime in this reviewer’s viewpoint - and introduces one Mexican-American heroine eager to go to college and one redheaded hero reluctant to leave his ill mom.
    Shannon Allison
    Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This book was a charming, memorable (pun-intended) romp that tackled the prospect of college and coming-of-age in a realistic, honest way. The characters had depth and real flaws that made it easy to root for them.
    Gigi Lefebvre
    Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
    oh boy this book was a doozy, I loved it. WIBBROKA DO NOT PULL PUNCHES
    michelle (magical reads)
    Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
    alternately charming and pretentious but I liked it

    Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    WONDERFUL AND AMAZING, as I've come to expect from Emily and Austin!

    A full review will come in April, around the book's publication date.
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    Emily Wibberley grew up in Southern California, but instead of working on her nonexistent tan at the beach, she spent her time reading, making music and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    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