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The Map from Here to There

(The Start of Me and You #2)

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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  1,536 ratings  ·  382 reviews
Acclaimed author Emery Lord crafts a gorgeous story of friendship and identity, daring to ask: What happens after happily ever after?

It's senior year, and Paige Hancock is finally living her best life. She has a fun summer job, great friends, and a super charming boyfriend who totally gets her. But senior year also means big decisions. Weighing "the rest of her life,"
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Bloomsbury YA
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Amy It was a really enjoyable book, the only thing that wouldn't be suitable is the s word was said a couple of times. It's also a sequel but it would…moreIt was a really enjoyable book, the only thing that wouldn't be suitable is the s word was said a couple of times. It's also a sequel but it would still make sense if it was read as a standalone. There's not any mention of sex though if that's what you wondered, I read it a while ago and I would be able to remember if there was :)(less)

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jessica
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this story is so real that i feel personally attacked right now (in a good way).

wow. after the fluff that was the start of me and you, i was not ready for the struggle and heartbreak that is so real when it comes to relationships. my emotions were all over the place with this during the second half of the book, which is really where the story shines.

the first half was almost boring. max was literally nowhere in sight, and hes the whole reason i picked up this sequel, so that was a little
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Melissa Veras
Aug 23, 2017 is currently reading it
I really hope this book contain A LOT OF MAX.
Christy
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

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When I read The Start of Me and You earlier this month, I was obsessed. It's one of my favorite YA books I've ever read. This book was fantastic and a great conclusion to their story. It didn't give me quite the same feels as the first, but it was a solid read and I truly enjoyed it!

This is a book about self discovery. It's a book about making big choices, finding yourself, believing in love, and leaning on your friends. These characters mean so much to me and Paige and Max stole my
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Madalyn (Novel Ink)
no one is allowed to talk to me for at least a week; Im too fragile after finishing this book ...more
Alexa
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Im a big Emery Lord fan, and The Start of Me and You is my favorite of her novels. So, I was experiencing a mix of anticipation and nerves when The Map From Here to There, which is the long-awaited follow-up story, was announced. It didnt help that, upon picking up this sequel, I was coming off a reread of its predecessor that had left me perfectly content with that lovely ending. I knew going into it that my beloved characters wouldnt be staying happy, simply because 1) this is a sequel and ...more
Hollis
THE START OF ME AND YOU was published back in 2015 but, unlike so many readers, I only read it a few months ago. And I only picked it up after hearing that there was a much-anticipated (or was it unexpected?) sequel to be released. I'll admit that it was a little rocky for me at times but everything that didn't quite work.. eventually did. It was such an interesting, and eventually enjoyable, evolution. But the romance is where it didn't quite ever shine for me.

This time, everything from before
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Mary H
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it


Pre-review:
New Emery Lord novel and new Taylor Swift music announced on the same day. We must truly be blessed if these queens are creating more masterpieces. HERE FOR ALL THINGS EMERY!
Stacee
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Ive had my hands on this arc for what seems like forever and I dont know how it took me so long to get here.

I really liked Paige. Shes struggling and anxious and just being a teenager and at times it was hard to be in her head. Not for any of those reasons specifically, but also, it was those reasons exactly. Everything was heightened and emotional and maybe a little nonsensical.

Plot wise it was just okay. Scenes did feel repetitive and the constant push and pull with Max made me want to rip
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Katie (Lost in Pages)
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ive thought about this for a few hours, and Im dropping it down to two stars. Im super sad to do that.

This fell victim to the overplayed trope of after high school relationships. Sometimes those are done well, sometimes theyre boring. If I wasnt already invested in these characters from the first book, I honestly wouldnt have cared. Paige seemed very whiny and was not good at all at standing up for herself which was supposed to be the entire lesson she learned in the first book? Shes supposed
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Brooke H
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I N E E D this book!!!
Like,
ASAP!!!!!!
I LOVED The Start of Me and You; thered better be lots of Max in this
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Stephanie
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

I noticed that I shelved The Map from Here to There as To-Read on Goodreads back in September 2017. I was lucky enough to get an ARC and read this in September 2019. That is a long time to anticipate the book and hype it up. I wish I could say it met my very high expectations, but, unfortunately, it did not. Dont get me wrong, there were still plenty of enjoyable moments. One of the things I loved about The Start of Me
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Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
"I often had the distinct feeling that strangers watched us with annoyance, teenage girls with cotton candy lives. They could think that that we were frothy and carefree. 
Would they ever guess how strong we were from carrying each other?"
3.5 stars

I wasnt expecting to become so emotionally invested in this story. I was expecting a typical finding yourself/growing up story about moving on and college, but there was so much heart! I loved the strong friendships in the story so much - there was
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representation: side f/f couple, minor lgbt characters

content warnings: anxiety and panic attacks, car accidents


✨ ARC kindly provided by Bloomsbury YA in exchange for an honest review ✨
Kerri
Im so glad this book is OVER! Its so long, and it felt like one giant field trip through angstville. I read the first book in the series and thought it was okay, so I gave the second one a shot and really wish I hadnt wasted my time. All the forward strides Paige makes in book one are backpedaled, and shes a fairly unlikable person in his book. She says mean things, she does some mean things, and then shes like, Hey, anxiety, like that should forgive all. It took WAAAAAY too long for her to own ...more
Amy
Oct 17, 2017 marked it as to-read
OMG! OMG! OMG!

We are getting a sequel to The Start of Me and You!

I repeat WE ARE GETTING A SEQUEL! THIS I NOT A DRILL!

Melissa
Jan 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
I'm so disappointed. I absolutely loved The Start of Me and You when I read it a few years ago. It just felt like high school to me, and I loved Paige and Max and seeing their growth throughout the novel ... well, seeing Paige's growth. I re-read that book before starting this one to remind myself who everyone was, and I didn't have the same glowing feelings about it, but I still enjoyed it. But I was a bit worried about this sequel. The first book ended practically perfectly. Sure, I wanted to ...more
Zaynab
Oct 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Who doesnt want a peek into the unknown as the last page is turned and a soft sigh escapes the reader to wish the book characters a happily ever after? What really happens in the bittersweet odyssey from here to there? A beautiful tale of coming to terms with individuality, anxiety, substantiality of existence and the crucial impact of earnest company in life altering decisions.
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Michelle Yang
Aug 23, 2017 marked it as future-tbr-pile
Am I reading this right.









Am I.....

A sequel for THE START OF ME AND YOU? MY FAVOURITE BOOK EVER?

MORE PAIGE AND MAX??? MORE OF EVERYONE?????????????


I CANT RIGHT NOW. I NEVER THOUGHT ID WANT A SEQUEL FOR THIS BUT OMG.
Julie
Ooof. What a book. About friendship and growing up and handling big life changes and being a mess. I also loved, having just reread THE START OF ME AND YOU, the ways Emery's growth as a writer has really focused on writing more inclusive stories and I feel like she did that so well.
K.
Trigger warnings: car accident, anxiety, death of a loved one (in the past).

If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be "bittersweet". I LOVE the first book in this series, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one, even though it wasn't quite what I would have wanted a sequel to be. It's essentially a book about senior year and all the decisions that go along with that. It's a book about changing friendships, changing relationships, changing family situations, and the fact that all three of
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Andi (Andi's ABCs)
This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I admit I was nervous when I learned there was going to be a sequel to The Start of Me and You. I was so happy with how things ended with Paige and Max I was terrified where it would go. But I am also an Emery Lord fangirl so there was no way I wouldnt read it. That being said it is safe to say that The Map from
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A. K.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book, and I read it not realizing it was a sequel. Man, was it good!
"Would they ever guess how strong we were from carrying each other?"
The friendships, the families, the romance...so real and relatable, excellent representation of anxiety, many misty-eyed moments. How I have not heard of this author until now? Adding all of her books to the TBR.
Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING. I am in shambles right now trying to piece together my thoughts. Its so friggin realistic and so gorgeously written and so thoughtfully plotted and I cannot with these adorable characters and the friendships and omg.

Review when Ive recovered. Or possibly reread and begged for a sequel.
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Samantha (WLABB)
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, ya, contemporary, 2020
Paige felt she was ready to take on senior year after spending the previous year re-introducing herself to high school society and with an amazing summer under her belt. She was ready for anything, or so she thought. As senior year began to unfold, she was faced with major decisions, evolving relationships, and suddenly, her future didn't seem so clear cut any longer.

I will start by saying, this was not what I had anticipated. I just recently read The Start of Me and You, and had expected this
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Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bloomsbury
Paige Hancock's world fell apart after her boyfriend Aaron drowned in a tragic accident, her steadfast friends were there to support her through the trauma and anxiety, including Max, Paige's friend and now boyfriend. Paige and Max have just spent the last few months apart, Paige exploring New York City and her dream of one day becoming a screen writer, while Max has been holidaying in Italy. Reuniting before embarking on their final year of school and together with their group of friends, their ...more
Haley • Fangirl Fury •
Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anticipated-2019
My full review for The Map from Here to There (including my The Start of Me & You reread thoughts) can be found on Fangirl Fury.

7/3/19:
I'm writing my full review for The Map from Here to There right now (which will be published on the blog closer to release date) and I've come to realize that while I did enjoy this one, I didn't love it as much as I had hoped for?? It was definitely such an addicting read and solid story from Emery Lord, but I experienced such as disconnect from Paige and I
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Kari
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5
This is hard because I loved The Start of Me and You, and because I loved it, I enjoyed many aspects of this book. I liked seeing these characters I grew to love again. Unfortunately, the plot didn't really do much for me. Or the lack thereof. Paige annoyed me in this one. I didn't feel satisfied with this one.
Jodie- Readthewriteact
I really enjoyed The Start of Me and You so I was excited from The Map from Here to There. Paige and Max were so cute. This book had the same vibe but I definitely didn't find it as good as the first book. I found Max and Paige both annoying at stages. For smart people they can be very stupid. I did enjoy the heart of the story, doing what's right for you but I don't see Max and Paige lasting. I don't think they should to be honest. They don't relationship well.
Becca Fitzpatrick (bookscandlescats)
This is a great book! It is a sequel to The Start of Me and You, however I haven't read that book and it still made sense to me.

I'll most definitely have to go back and read the first book, because I really enjoyed the characters and their relationships with each other.

Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy of this book to review.
Demi Nolan
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Give me another one? Please and thank you.
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