Some Other Now
Before she kissed one of the Cohen boys, seventeen-year-old Jessi Rumfield knew what it was like to have a f ...more
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Jessi Rumfield’s parents have been emotionally absent for most of her life. That’s why for almost ten years, Jessi has considered her neighbors (the Cohen brothers and their mom) mor ...more
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04/03/2021 - It's been almost 2 weeks since I finished this book and the fact that I can't stop thinking about it is lowkey driving me nuts. I want to reread it so badly but I have so many other books I want/need to read so I'm going to do my best to control myself and not follow through with that :P
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5 stars ⭐
This is one of t ...more
This book promised to be a YA This Is Us in literary form and it definitely delivered. Some Other Now was an absolute emotional rollercoaster and I was happy to be along for the ride. You’ll get all the feels from this captivating read about family, both found and lost.
The story follows Jessi Rumfield, a teen who has always felt closer to Mel Cohen than to her own mom, who spent most of Jessi’s childhood deep in depression that led her to be absent from her daughter’s life. Mel and her son ...more
I'm not gonna lie, as soon as I read the words "This Is Us for teens" I was immediately drawn to this book. This novel follows Jessi as she tries to pick up the pieces of what was her life before, when she still had the Cohens to welcome her and to make her laugh. The Cohens have always been a constant in her life, a safe haven where she found the family she felt like she was missing at ...more
Family, found-family, brothers
Feelings brimming over the page
Some Other Now pulled you, emotion-long into the book and I just knew it was going to be tough; tough and stunning. This was a read that reminded of some of my favourite family-friend orientated books like Far From The Tree.
Jessi the protagonist had long existed in her surrogate family with Ro, Luke and their mother Mel. Their home was her home but this book tracked a couple of years where life changed bey ...more
Before: When Jessi was seven, the Cohens be ...more
TW: Death of a loved one, cancer, depression, family problems, very emotional scenes.
Wow. I have no idea where to start. I did not expect this book to be such an emotional rollercoaster! I feel utterly drained and have never cried so many times when reading one book. That being said, it was also an incredibly well written, smart and interesting read. I don't think I have ever read anything like it. It is so emotional, filled with sadness and heartache but also a lot of love.
The story re ...more
It has Now and Then chapters going from before and after a tragedy. From when they were happy, carefree friends and a cute new couple to after a death.
So many family issues on both sides to have to process and handle at young ages. Divorce, long term sickness, mental health, good and bad relationship examples. We know one of the main characters died but not how or when but it makes you want t ...more
Some Other Now owns my entire heart. That's it, that's the review.
Okay fine I guess I can't end it there, but wow this book made me feel everything, just everything. From the first page I was completely hooked, somehow already invested in this story. It alternates timelines between the current time, and about a year prior, before Jessi's whole life kind of took a turn. I am going to try ...more
Things I loved :
1) The relationship between Jessi and Mel was my favorite thing about the book. ❤ I loved how they were always so “in-sync” with ...more
+ Damn, there's gonna be a love triangle between two brothers and their best friend.
+ I don't think I'll finish this. Sarah Dessen-ish books aren't known to be completely finished by me.
+ Soo is it a love triangle? If not, then why is Ro in the front cover.
+ This is funny.
+ Philippines! ahaha. By a Canadian Author! ahaha. Tagalog! ahaha. POC characters! ahaha. Walmart's "ironclad" return policy! ahaha.
Basically, it hit close to home. (relatable st...more
What if there is something fundamentally wrong, something inside you that chases people away and hurts those who stay? Is there any point in trying to do anything but burrow and wait until the world forgets who you are? Until you forget who you are?
I always know what I will get in her stories, and I happen to really love that. Some themes have stayed consistent across all three of her official books--grief, friendship, psychology, fam ...more
First, I want to say that this is NOT a romance. It's a hard-hitting contemporary with a romantic element, but it's not a romance. I think readers will enjoy this more if they go in without the expectation that this is a romance.
This is a story about a girl named Jessi who has "adopted" the Cohens as her found family because her own parents aren't able to really care for her the ...more
The story follows her before tragedy hits and one year later, in the Now, as she tries to make amends.
The found family trope is strong in this one. And it was beautifully incorporated.
The Cohens were an interesting bunch, but Mel, the mother, was the sunshine of the story. Every scene with her felt genuine, safe, and made me look forward to spend more time with her.
And I thought the depression of Jessi ...more
Thank you to @hearourvoicestours and @hmhbooks for the gifted galley of Some Other Now by Sarah Everett @heysaraeverett!
Some Other Now publishes February 2021 and this ended up being the read I needed at this time! Book slump? What book slump? I started it and couldn’t stop picking this one up. I took this photo while my girls were in their morning pre-k sessions and I snuck a few chapters in to myself.
I loved the flipping between thenand now! I just had to find out wh ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-ARC.
This book broke me in such a beautiful way... I honestly have no words except that this is, for sure, one of my favorites of the year.
This book is about family, and how you chose who is family, it’s about grief, how it can eat you alive but also how you can rise from it. It’s about broken people who have a lot of guilt on them but try their best.
I just love it, it’s so wholesome in a way I can’t describe. I fell in love with ...more
Some other now doesn’t shy away from heavy topics. It deals with depression, terminal illness, death, grief, and more. Don’t expect a romance or a fluffy read because it’s not. It’s a contemporary story that can hit hard.
The characters really shine in this novel. They all felt authentic and well-rounded. I was actually surprised how there isn't a single character that is portrayed as irredeemable or wholly good. (I mean Willow and Brent lean towards the latter, but they still didn't feel like they ...more
“Maybe he’ll go by a nickname,” I offer, but Ernie isn’t going for it. “What sort of nickname? Eu? Stace?” He folds the letter and gingerly sets it on the coffee table in front of him. “Ah, well. His mother says she labored with him for two and a half days, so he deserves it.”