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Kyle and Kimberly have been the perfect couple all through high school, but when Kimberly breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party, Kyle’s entire world upends—literally. Their car crashes and when he awakes, he has a brain injury. Kimberly is dead. And no one in his life could possibly understand.

Until Marley. Marley is suffering from her own loss, a loss she thinks was her fault. And when their paths cross, Kyle sees in her all the unspoken things he’s feeling.

As Kyle and Marley work to heal each other’s wounds, their feelings for each other grow stronger. But Kyle can’t shake the sense that he’s headed for another crashing moment that will blow up his life as soon as he’s started to put it back together.

And he’s right.

336 pages, Hardcover

First published September 29, 2020

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Mikki Daughtry

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Mikki Daughtry is from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Brenau University, where she studied theatre arts. She is now a screenwriter living in Los Angeles.

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Profile Image for demi. ♡.
206 reviews276 followers
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April 11, 2020
The cover is just... WOW.
September 29, 2021
”Everything is the same. It’s me that’s different”.

A mí me prometieron muchas lágrimas con este libro y pues… digamos que no sé si soy inmune o qué, pero ni se me aguaron los ojos. Sorry not sorry.

En All This Time tenemos la historia de Kyle, un chico que está a punto de graduarse del colegio y que lleva saliendo seis años con su novia, Kimberly. Todo va bien hasta que, en la noche del prom, los dos discuten, se suben en un auto y terminan teniendo un accidente. Cuando Kyle se despierta en el hospital, le dicen que tiene una lesión cerebral y que Kimberly ha muerto. En ese momento su mundo queda del revés y la pérdida lo está consumiendo… hasta que aparece Marley, una chica que ha vivido su propia pérdida y lo entiende más que nadie en el mundo. Pero Kyle siente que está avanzando lentamente hacia otro momento que lo va a destruir. Y lo peor es que tiene razón.

La verdad es que lo que me mantuvo leyendo el libro era el querer saber cuál era esa otra desgracia a la que Kyle tendría que enfrentarse. Y a pesar de que, como les decía antes, el libro no me hizo llorar, siento que la historia sí estuvo muy bien llevada. Además, uno de los puntos fuertes de All This Time es que, en mi opinión, logra reflejar a la perfección los momentos más oscuros y depresivos de una persona que siente que le han arrebatado muchas cosas al mismo tiempo y no ha podido procesarlo debidamente.

La historia de Kyle con Marley, de una u otra forma, te deja con un sentimiento de esperanza, pues ellos dos representan el camino que las personas podemos seguir para superar las pérdidas y volver a encontrar sentido en nuestros amigos, el entorno que nos rodea y las cosas que más nos gustan. Kyle, como personaje, se siente tremendamente real porque nada le sucede milagrosamente, sino que tiene que vivir y procesar toda la rabia, culpa y pérdida que lo van rodeando. Y también debe entender que lo que sucedió en su pasado no tiene que definir su vida en el futuro.

Ahora, sin decir ningún spoiler, puedo afirmar que el giro del que habla la sinopsis me sorprendió. Honestamente, no me lo esperaba y cambió las reglas del juego. Lo que no me gustó fue la resolución tan sacada de un cuento de hadas de ese giro. I mean, supongo que todo se puede justificar médicamente, pero, incluso para un libro, me pareció algo bastante forzado. Un caso de uno en un millón.

Anyway, si quieren leer a estos autores, les recomiendo muchísimo más A Dos Metros de Ti que este libro.
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113 reviews6,177 followers
May 27, 2021

Al principio eran unas sólidas 3 estrellas porque sí, era una historia de amor super tierna, pero a partir de la mitad, con todos esos giros en la trama se ganó merecidamente media estrella más.

Me pareció que estuvo bien logrado “ese tema”, como para no spoilear nada jejej guiño guiño ;)

Es una historia muy linda que trata temas como el duelo, pero sobre todo el aprender a vivir con uno mismo y conocerse a uno mismo, porque hasta que uno no se ama, no puede amar completamente al otro.

Me pareció una buena historia para leer entre lecturas pesadas. Refresca la mente.
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116 reviews46 followers
March 1, 2021
Because my old review for this was trash, we're just going to rewrite the whole review.
Kyle and Kimberly are the perfect high school couple. Quarterback and cheerleader. If that doesn't scream cliche I don't know what does. Then Kimberly decides she doesn't want to be with Kyle and breaks up with him on the night of their graduation party. To make matters worse, they get in a car accident right after she breaks the news. Kyle wakes up in a hospital only to find out that Kimberly is dead. He meets a girl named Marley and his life changes.

Spoilers will be marked by 🛑 emoji

Kyle- he was pretty basic, but that's what I get for reading about a romance that was basic. At least at the beginning. Kyle grows to be his own character and I really enjoyed that he grew out of that standard ideal he built for himself.
Marley- I loved Marley. She was a perfect friend for Kyle. Through her own trauma, she could relate to Kyle and that's what I really really enjoyed. Through their relationship we see Kyle grow into a totally different person. I want a friend like Marley.
Kyle's mom- I didn't really like her. She was trying to help Kyle, but she was going about it the wrong way. She was very pushy and kept trying to make Kyle feel better about what happened. After a reread, I realized that Kyle's mom didn't really mean to push him that far. In the end, however, it was Marley who brought him out of his shell.
Sam- Sam was something else. I feel pretty neutral toward him. He didn't help Kyle's growth at all, but at the same time we learned so much about who Kyle used to be through Sam. He was kind of an asshole, but I understood why as I kept reading.

This plot was by far one of the best plots I have ever read. The plot twist was HUGE. I didn't see it coming. But I will wait until the spoilers to give that away. The plot basically begins when Marley and Kyle meet for the first time. Kyle for the first 1/8 of this book is moping around because Kimberly is gone and he doesn't know what to do with himself. When he finally gets his ass outside he meets Marley. Marley is special because she understands Kyle's pain and can relate to him.

The writing is beautiful. This is the kind of writing I really really can feel the emotion. I can rarely find books that give me some sort of raw emotion, especially coming from a male's perspective. The climax had me on the edge of my seat wanting more. I was DYING to know what was going to happen next.

I would like to know what drugs these authors are on. Seriously. That plot twist was one I couldn't have guessed in a million years. The plot twist happens halfway through the book. When I first read it I knew something was wrong because there's no way that half of this book would be about Marely and Kyle dating. I couldn't even have imagined a plot twist so big. Kimberly isn't dead and Kyle was in a coma. Wow. Just wow. When Kyle wakes up, he's confused and he tries to find Marley and many people are convinced he's crazy. When he does find her, he finds out that she hasn't spoken a word since her sister died (Marley had a twin sister who got run over in front of her. Marley could have saved her). He eventually finds out that the reason why he imagined being friends with her was because she was reading him a story that she made up. Kyle was Marley's way of trying to fall in love and Marley feared that Kyle wouldn't love her after he woke up. This part had me in tears. I was trying to keep it together, but I failed. Marley is such a relatable character to me and I love her so much for that. Her struggles were real and you could feel them. I will not be giving away the climax, but that too had me in tears. I am thoroughly addicted to this book and Five Feet Apart.
🛑🛑🛑Spoilers over🛑🛑🛑

Overall, I loved this book. I could feel the emotions pouring out from every page and I could feel how relatable the characters were. Truly an amazing, gut wrenching book. I hope this isn't the last we see of these authors because they really know how to write. Truly. And the fact I finished it in less than 24 hours proves that there needs to be more books written by this author.
And the cover is beautiful. I love these covers.

Edit 3/1/2021

All of the stars in the universe, but GR only lets me do five.
This was a million times better than Five Feet Apart.
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374 reviews138 followers
September 10, 2020
~ Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for providing me with an early copy in exchange for an honest review! RELEASE DATE: September 29 ~

'That's the first thing you said to me, remember? Once upon a time.'

This book really put me through the wringer. It started out so strong, such a great depiction of grief and learning how to accept one's feelings and then... then it got really, really dumb.

I appreciated so much of what was going on, what Marley was providing for Kyle, and that's when I had the thought, What if Marley isn't real? I thought that would be very fitting and a great way to symbolize Kyle's journey dealing with his grief. Unfortunately, this book simply took things too far.

As I kept reading, another thought crept into my mind, What if Kyle is dreaming all of this and he'll wake up back where he started? Lol that would be so incredibly stupid.

Little did I know that not only was this the case, but it got even worse and more over the top. More over the top than the whole thing being him in a coma? Yes. And no, I don't know how the authors managed to pull that off, let alone how it got past the editors.

Not only was he in a coma that whole time, BUT MARLEY WAS REAL AND WAS READING HIM THEIR ENTIRE STORY.

Yes. I did not make that up. Besides the obvious logistical problems this brings up (how did none of his family and friends- let alone the nurses!!- never see this random girl reading to him literally ALL THE TIME????), but it also just... rubs me the wrong way. Like. Why is it okay that this random girl chose an incapacitated boy to build an entire relationship with????? How was she even allowed in the room???? I just. No.

I thought the escalation would end there. It couldn't POSSIBLY get worse, right? Wrong.

Kyle buys her a dog. Yup, just buys it online and it shows up and he just gives it to her without consulting a single person for permission! Always good to give a dog to a person you just met without even telling them to get any supplies, let alone ask if they have the time and energy to devote to it. Anyway, as annoying as that is, it is NOTHING. I repeat, NOTHING compared to the what happens next.

Marley jumps in front of a car to save a child because she feels guilt about her sister dying in the same way. I'm not done yet. Then, when she's in the hospital, her injuries don't seem to be that bad, and the doctor says that she's simply choosing to die. I'm not even going to mention how harmful that could be to someone dealing with terminal illness or grieving, but you know what, it gets even worse. So then, MARLEY DIES. Yup, she straight up flatlines. And then- and here's the kicker!- she simply chooses to come back to life!!! She just wanted to say bye to her dead sister!! Haha! Yes!! So good to completely discredit every good lesson about grief previously provided by this book by romanticizing death!!!!

And then the book just ends.

So... yeah, I think it's fair to assume I'm not too keen to read more from these authors, though I do like their writing style. If the synopsis of their next work piques my interest I'd be willing to give it a try, but so much of this just had me in disbelief of how bad it got.

I'm giving it that extra star, bumping it up to 2, because up until he woke up from the coma this was a solid 4 star book. Marley being real brought it down to a 2.5, and then the whole her dying and coming back to life randomly in the last like 20 pages solidly drove it down into a 2.

Honestly I'd highly recommend not reading this book, but it was easy to read, and the beginning held some merit.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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2,420 reviews384 followers
October 11, 2020
I’m sorry to say this story didn’t work for me on any level, so I’m going to keep my review short. I really enjoyed this author duo’s FIVE FEET APART, so I was eager to see another story from them. The cover is pretty and it felt like a style that fitted with their previous book.

This story takes the reader through death, loss, grief, healing, recovery and yet, does it really? From the first few pages, this story forced a seemingly emotional story on the reader. It felt too much, too soon. The protagonist Kyle was going through so much and yet I had a sneaking suspicion.

Honestly, the story didn’t relent, lurching from one emotional event to another, with Kyle, Sam and Kim then Kyle and Marley. I found the plot utterly ridiculous when at 65% what I suspected was coming, was realised. How I limped to the end, I’m unsure. This felt like an immature plot and read for me and I’m gutted to be saying that so plainly. I suspect this will work on a surface level for teen readers and for that I’m glad.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for the early review copy.

This review can be found on A Take From Two Cities Blog.
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336 reviews295 followers
September 9, 2021
Before I start rambling about how amazing the story is, I would like to take a moment to appreciate the title and book cover of my new favorite book. The book cover instantly grabbed my attention the moment I laid my eyes on it. As it gave me all the Disney vibes which I am all up for.

As far as the book is concerned, I don’t have enough words to describe how breathtakingly beautiful it was. After reading the first line of the book I knew it won’t let me down.

The story starts with Kyle and Kimberly, the cliché couple of a footballer and a cheerleader, at their graduation party. But later on, Kyle, a hopeless romantic, somehow meets Marley, a storyteller. So a new love story begins, but this time it starts with once upon a time as every fairy tale starts with these four words.

The little things mentioned made the story stand out to me like feeding popcorns to the ducks; Marley giving flowers to Kyle, each holding a specific meaning; and the story of the pearls and the moon guy.

And my heart was doing a happy dance knowing that Kyle and Marley found comfort and peace in each other’s presence, although, both were grieving in their own ways.

Oh, and never in a million years did I see that plot twist coming.

Some sentences were written so beautifully that I had to stop for a while and reread that sentence again and again; afraid that I might forget it later. The mere words in this book created a magical love story that was able to make me shed some tears while reading, after a long time.

I hope everyone gets to experience this kind of magical love.
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1,590 reviews330 followers
May 1, 2021

The book does not hold any great plot for that matter. It is basically the main character blabbering about his life and his late, ex-girlfriend.

Even the mental health representation wasn't that great to be honest.

I am highly disappointed.
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505 reviews103 followers
December 2, 2020
What the fish happened in the last 100 pages?

I mean before that it was a solid 4 star read!
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483 reviews187 followers
August 26, 2020
Thank you sooooo much Goodreads and Simon Teen for providing an ARC for this book!
File this under books I have complicated feelings for.

TL:DR tropes:

- Mental illness
- Lost love and dealing with trauma
- YA Contemporary
- Friends to lovers
- Fluff

Kyle, a recently graduated high school student loses a lot in a short time. His football career due to an injury. He is broken up with by his lifelong girlfriend Kim. They get into a car accident and she doesn't make it. He is left with a traumatic brain injury.

Then he meets Marley, his perfect match, and the two of them begin to deal with their trauma and mutual loss together.

So, complicated feelings. Kyle felt like a very realistic portrayal of a young person to me in both good and bad ways. He's extremely flawed and obsessive, and can repeat that obsession far past the point of being responsible before and after his injury. He is a control freak, a hopeless romantic, and very emotionally needy and codependent.

All This Time is, at it's core, more about Kyle's ability to deal with loss and move on from the problems surrounding his injury, but more importantly, the problems he created before the car crash. The book dives into his relationship with his now dead girlfriend, as well as his best friend Sam, who he had an equally complicated relationship with.

Kyle and Kim also had what I would consider a very realistic teen relationship- full of sporadic breakups and meaningless fights, and the deconstruction of that relationship as idealized to flawed was very interesting.

Heres where it gets less good. this is a love story, not a character study- and boy, did I dislike the love story. Marley is a manic pixie dream girl. Kyle's perfect girl. The connect instantly, vaguely, and fall in love in the blink of an eye. His obsession with Kim begins to drift and turn into an obsession with Marley, and while it feels equally unhealthy, its not deconstructed in the same way. These two are paired off as epic lovers narratively, despite the obsession and codependency. I found it really off putting and it made it extremely hard for me to commit to the book.

That being said, the pace is quick, and this is a very, very easy read. The twists and turns were a little expected, but do turn out in a way that is probably ultimately satisfying for the reader.

I am not, as i've said before, a huge fan of YA contemporary, so maybe there is something here I was just missing- but when the love story fails, it's hard to really fall in love with a book marketed as a romance.

This is a good popcorn read, and if you are into sweetly sad YA romances, it could be a great fit.

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58 reviews32 followers
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April 8, 2020
How am I supposed to wait another six months for this!! So excited for this to come out and to hold another wonderful novel by Rachael Lippincott with such a beautiful cover 😭🥰
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237 reviews13 followers
July 19, 2021
“Siempre hacia delante. Nunca hacia atrás”


Kyle y Kimberly eran la pareja perfecta del instituto, llevaban bastantes años juntos. Kyle pensaba que todo estaba bien con su relación, que nunca se iban a separar, irían a la misma universidad y siempre se apoyarían mutuamente, todas estas cosas que él creía se desvanecen cuando Kimberly quiere terminar su relación, ya no está bien con él y todo eso, esto a él lo toma desprevenido y justamente en el baile de graduación ella quiere romper, entonces ellos se van a otro lugar para poder hablar mejor, pero tienen un accidente de auto, él queda bastante grave y ella muere, con esto la vida de Kyle cambia completamente, esta noticia le ha tocado duro y nadie parece entender como se siente, hasta que llega Marley, esa chica que conectará y comprenderá su situación, ambos encontrarán en el otro un paz a pesar de su dolor y veremos que cosas ocurren con este par.

Cuando terminé esta historia quedé bastante desconcertada, no me esperaba lo que iba a pasar, me tomó bastante desprevenida toda esa situación. Fue un libro que me gustó, una historia bastante linda, como un cuento de hadas.

Kyle y Marley me gustaron, se encuentran en un momento en donde no están pasando por el mejor momento, están bastante rotos, pero sienten en la compañía del otro un respiro de todo lo que está pasando en sus vidas. Conecté un poquito con ellos, quizás me faltó más conocer a Marley, como el que narraba era Kyle todo lo veíamos desde su perspectiva, ella es una chica con un corazón muy lindo, es bastante tierna, algo bastante peculiar de ella es que cuenta cuentos, ese es como su don, esto me pareció muy lindo. Con Kyle me costó conectar, quizás en algunas situaciones, pero como protagonista no me cautivó como tal.

La historia en general me agradó mucho, estuvo muy bien, nada del otro mundo, pero pude disfrutarla muchísimo, fue bastante peculiar porque está narrado como cuento de hadas, fue muy linda. Es una historia de amor, de superación y todo eso. Eso sí, tiene un plot twist que me dejó bastante impactada, no lo vi venir por ningún lado, quedé bastante en shock, impresionada a más no poder. El libro me atrapó enseguida, quería seguir leyendo para ver como fluía la historia. Quizás con el final me faltó mucho más desarrollo, esas ultimas paginas pasaron muy rápido y no lo disfruté como tal.

Lo recomiendo, una historia linda, romántica, sirve para pasar un buen rato, bastante tranquila.
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315 reviews1,378 followers
December 20, 2020
1/5 stars

I was looking forward to this having heard wonderful things about,Five Feet Apart. Unfortunately I found this wasn't for me. I did not find the characters enjoyable in anyway shape or form. I tried pushing through to see if I was going to get to a point where I loved it but it dragged for me. The twist itself honestly annoyed me and made it even harder for me to get invested into the story. It took me days to push through it and honestly I think this isn't worth the read.

Was sent an eARC from the publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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62 reviews12 followers
May 12, 2023
"اصلا نمی‌دونستم که عشق یه همچین حسیه، که می‌تونه این‌قدر به درونم نفوذ کنه و دو تا قلب توی سینه‌م بتپه."

خب این الان انصافه که من نمی‌تونم برم مارلی رو بغل کنم؟(:
مارلی دوست‌داشتنی‌ترین قصه‌گویِ ممکن بود. کایل(شخصیت اصلی) می‌گفت قصه‌هایِ مارلی جادوییه اما به نظر من خود مارلی جادویی بود. با این حال نویسنده جوری از پس شخصیت پردازی براومده بود که همذات‌پنداری عجیبی با این دختر مرموز و جالب داشتم.💛
بعد اینکه چه پلات توییست معرکه‌ای داشت. من رو تا مرز سکته برد.🥲
قشنگ نویسنده کاری می‌کنه که همراه شخصیت‌ها دل‌تون بشکنه، عاشق بشید، وحشت کنید، لبخند بزنید، بغض کنید...
خیلی مطمئن نیستم متنی که داخل ستاره‌ها گذاشتم اسپویل حساب میشه یا نه اما خب اگه خیلی حساس هستید بند بعدی رو رد کنید^^

*من عاشق رشد شخصیتی توی کتاب‌ها هستم و اینجا ما کایل و مارلی رو داشتیم که در کنار هم به خوبی رشد کردند و زخم‌های همدیگر رو درمان کردند. کایل از آدمی که بیشتر حواسش به خودش بود تبدیل به آدمی شد که تلاش می‌کرد بیشتر به اطرافیانش توجه کنه و مراقب‌شون باشه. سعی می‌کرد دیگه همه‌چیز رو کنترل نکنه. مارلی هم که همیشه از آدم‌ها فرار می‌کرد تبدیل به شخصی شد که تلاش می‌کرد توی فعالیت‌های اجتماعی شرکت کنه و ترس‌هاش رو کنار بزاره. این قسمت از کتاب رو بخونید^^:
"-کی وقتی می‌تونه حرف بزنه نمی‌زنه؟
+اونی که داره خودش رو از زندگی قایم می‌کنه."*

پ.ن: من این کتاب رو از طاقچه خوندم اما حتما در آینده فیزیکی‌اش رو می‌گیرم. دوباره و دوباره می‌خونمش و پر از یادداشتش می‌کنم.
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133 reviews16 followers
June 29, 2020
The capability these two authors have to create such beautiful stories is out of this world.

I absolutely loved Five Feet Apart so I was incredibly excited to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

I loved every ounce of this story, the characters and the complete roller coaster of emotions that just happened for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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1,501 reviews201 followers
October 11, 2020
Well I guess I might be in the minority for this one.

I won't say too much other than I just don't seem to be drawn into stories from these writers. I can't quite put my finger on it but I suspect it is a bunch of little things that collectively prevent me from getting invested in the characters or the story itself. I liked the first section and then my mind just slowly drifted away from this story and towards funny You Tube clips of cats. I was also watching my own kittens chase leaves outside when I realised I hadn't absorbed the last 15 mins of the audiobook. To be fair frolicking kittens are incredibly entertaining. Just a case of not for me and I am sure lots of people will thoroughly enjoy this book.
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1,016 reviews364 followers
August 22, 2022
Kyle sem Kimberly

Kimberly está farta! Está farta de ser o apoio, o adorno, o eterno complemento de Kyle. Quer, deseja e precisa de trilhar um novo Caminho — o Caminho da Kimberly sem Kyle:

“Quero ser eu, só eu, sem ti.”

Kyle não aceita. Reage mal. Enfia-se de rompante no carro e Kimberly segue-o para falar um pouco… para o acalmar e apaziguar-lhe a dor — uma dor lancinante que ela provocara e da qual se sente culpada.

Porém, Kyle não se conforma. A dor invade-o, perturba-o, mas nem por isso para de conduzir — continua a guiar, e… o pior acontece!!!☠️💀☠️

Seguem-se as recordações, as mágoas, a culpa… — o doloroso percurso até à inevitável mudança…

O seu maior medo caçara-o da pior forma possível. Quer queira quer não, Kyle tem agora uma missão:
Aprender a viver sem Kimberly…

P.S: Este livro é uma obra de pura alquimia literária: o que aparenta ser uma história clichê, sofre uma reviravolta tal, que transforma um “déjà vu” num “jamais vu” 😲
Somos ludibriados, manipulados com uma astúcia tal, que caímos na esparrela que nem uns “patinhos”! (quá, quá …🦆😜)
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549 reviews504 followers
August 20, 2021
4.2 ⭐

Me recomendaron muchísimo este libro. Ya había leído "A dos metros de ti", que si bien me gustó sé que no es memorable para mí, así que vine sin expectativas. Este me gustó más que el anterior. Es una historia auto conclusiva que cierra todo de una forma ideal.

Lo que más me sorprendió es lo rápido que se lee esta historia. En 60 minutos ya había leído un poco más de 100 páginas (y eso que me costó concentrarme).

Me gustó mucho la evolución que tiene nuestro protagonista en este libro. Siento que fue muy bien llevado y no lo sentí forzado. Pasó de ser un niño egoísta a un hombre maduro que piensa en el resto. Fue genial conocer a Kyle; pasar su duelo con él y acompañarlo en crecer como persona. Si bien no entra en mi top literario, ni tampoco creo que lo recuerde en un tiempo... puedo decir que me encantó leer su historia.

No puedo no hablar de Marley. Ella es la chica perfecta para Kyle porque lo entiende, no juzga su duelo , ya que está pasando por lo mismo. Es tan dulce, buena, única... en otras palabras es un rayito de sol. Detesto todo el sufrimiento que tiene siendo tan joven, es horrible leer todo lo que piensa o siente. Nunca lo hacemos directamente ya que narra siempre Kyle, pero en un momento vemos lo que ella cree merecer y quise entrar a abrazarla. Ella también tiene una evolución, pero no tan notoria como nuestro protagonista porque pasa casi al final. Aún así siento que fue justificada, no apresurada.

Me pareció muy original la idea y trama de esta novela. Me advirtieron del plot twist, si bien no creo que sea taaaan heavy como me dijeron, si creo que fue genial. A pesar de que lo estaba sospechando, no fue exactamente como se realizó en el libro. Siento que trata el tema del duelo bien, por lo menos como lo llevan estos personajes (cada persona lo lleva de distintas formas), pero me gustó la elección de tiempo entre cada acontecimiento.

¿Lo recomiendo? Si, me gustó mucho. Recomiendo ir sin expectativas para que disfruten mucho más la historia.
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219 reviews58 followers
May 13, 2021
Que linda portada !!
Pero que decepción de libro…😒

Si te gustan los cuentos de hadas y el “vivieron felices por siempre” este libro es para ti.!!!!

Me pareció aburrido, cursi, empalagoso. El protagonista es un chico muy egocéntrico e inmaduro. La chica en cuestión es la típica callada incomprendida con problemas no resueltos.

Lo peor de todo es que más allá de la ciencia ficción, tiene errores enormes de contenido. Vamos que hay cosas en la trama que no tienen sentidoooo, me desesperó bastante. 🤦‍♀️

En fin…yo avisé!
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98 reviews96 followers
October 16, 2020
What a GORGEOUS book! Not only was I blown away yet again by the authors’ writing styles, but this story took me places. I cried and laughed multiple times while reading it, and once within about 2 minutes of each other. Would highly recommend this!! Would also be a good book to get out of a reading slump!!!!
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237 reviews138 followers
August 6, 2022
Hmmmm. This was okay, but definitely not as good as I thought it would be. Since I really enjoyed Five Feet Apart (by the same authors) when I read it last year, this was a bit of a let-down in comparision....

“Always forward. Never back.”

This book is basically about Kyle, who has just graduated and is looking forward to going to college with his girlfriend, Kimberley. However, on the night of their graduation party, Kimberley breaks up with him and then their car crashes, killing Kim and giving him a brain injury. As he struggles to process his grief, he meets a girl called Marley and gradually begins to fall in love with her.

“I've waited all this time for you. The slower we take it the longer it lasts.”

Firstly, the characters. The main characters were of course, Kyle and Marley. Kyle was a pretty decent protagonist- I thought he seemed quite realistic and I quite liked reading from his POV. However, I wish his grief had been depicted a little more accurately, as I felt it just STOPPED when it was convenient for the plot.

I quite liked Marley as well. She was quirky & interesting without being pretentious, like some OTHER people (*ahem* John Green characters *ahem*) I thought the romance between her and Kyle was cute and I could definitely feel the chemistry there. However, it got quite cheesy near the end of the book, so that was a bit irritating.

“That's the first thing you said to me, remember? Once upon a time.”

The plot was... not that good? The first 100 or so pages was just Kyle lying in bed & grieving, but after that the focus switched completely to Marley and the romance between Marley & Kyle. I mean, that part wasn't bad. But I think what ruined it completely for me was one twist about 3 quarters in. THAT TWIST IRRITATED ME SO MUCH. I feel like it completely undermined what had already happened and it just felt so... WRONG. Just NO. Why did they have to do that????

Also, the ending felt a bit unsatisfying and abrupt for my liking.

“Everything is the same. It's me that's different.”

The only thing I really liked was the writing, which was good as always. It was quick, simple and easy to read and made the book fly by. However, despite the simplicity, it had enough descriptions to satisfy me. The writing was the only thing that really saved this book, in my opinion.

“We'll have a million more moments like this one, an entire story to live together.
Starting now.”

Overall, this was a bit disappointing but a decent read overall. It ended up being just a bit too cliche for my liking. However, I didn't have a terrible time with it- it just didn't fit my particular tastes in the end.

~ 3 stars


Not as good as I'd hoped it would be.... 😑😑😬😬 meh. RTC
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287 reviews1,142 followers
June 12, 2021
Todo este tiempo es una novela juvenil contemporánea muy bonita 💕

Tenemos a nuestro protagonista Kyle que pierde a su novia en un accidente de auto en el que ambos estaban presentes el mismo día en el qué ella le había dicho de cortar la relación. Kyle resulta herido en el accidente y después de estar semanas en el hospital vuelve a su casa.
Pero su vida no es la misma de antes,
Hasta que conoce a Marley.

Toda la primera parte del libro se me hizo bastante básica. Una lista historia de amor, superación, pero nada del otro mundo. Los personajes tampoco se me hicieron originales ni me interesaron demasiado.
En la mitad del libro sucede algo que deja al lector con la boca abierta, no me lo esperaba y me sorprendió. SUPER PLOT TWIST.
A partir de ahí el libro me empezó a enganchar más.. aunque tampoco me gustó mucho como se resolvió el final, muy apurado y poco creíble.

En general lo recomiendo si buscan leer algo tranqui, romántico y contemporáneo. 💕

Yo leyendo todo este tiempo: 😊😓🥰
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44 reviews1,017 followers
April 1, 2021
Niestety nie byłam w stanie uwierzyć w tę historię. Nie polubiłam bohaterów. Było mi wszystko jedno, jak to się zakończy. Książka z gatunku tych, o których zapomina się zaraz po przewróceniu ostatniej strony. Szkoda. Nie ukrywam, że lubię poprzednią powieść tych autorek, czyli "Trzy kroki od siebie". Właśnie dlatego ucieszyłam się, gdy zobaczyłam, że wydawnictwo Media Rodzina wydaje "Teraz i na zawsze" (ogromne brawa za wydanie!). Jakoś specjalnie nie odradzam, bo być może ta historia trafi do osób, które np. lubią powieści Johna Greena, ale też nie polecam :/
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4,297 reviews2,291 followers
December 7, 2022
Love this book so much!

One of the best young adult books read this year.

When you discover a deep connection with the writing and the characters, it’s world changing!

The story deals with grief, losing someone close in depth and it hurt reading the book. But also it helped reading the book as it also helped in healing and to move on.

It’s a sad story but a great one which would help many if they take their time and read this short young adult read. I hope more teenagers read this book. I find the characters realistic and I would have behaved the same if I was that age, facing such trauma. Read the book for what it is. Try perceiving the events from the point of view of teenagers. I find the adult characters rather understandable and quite mature which I really appreciate in fiction, specifically in books for young readers.

A well written book.
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