“I love that every generation thinks they’ve invented it. They think they’re the first ones to fall in love and get their hearts broken, to feel loss and passion and pain. And in a way, they are. We’ve been there before, of course. But for young people, that doesn’t matter. Everything is new. Which I love, because it means everything is always beginning again. It’s hopeful, I think. At least to me.”
4.5 disco balls
Published: March 5, 2019 by Listening Library
Length: 8 hours and 23 minutes, narrated by Anthony Mark Barrow & Karissa Vacker
Category: Young Adult, Contemporary
Someone call the dentist! All this sugary sweet adorableness may have given me a cavity. I will say I am not a fan of the dentist but this book would have been worth the trip.
It made me want to be 18 again which is no small feat, because I wouldn’t want to relive some of my teenage years…well, unless I was getting a do-over. But, I digress: back to being 18 and traveling cross country by train with a cute Brit sounds like a great idea to me.
Hugo’s girlfriend broke up with him right before their planned trip to America. She tells him to keep the trip but there is one small problem: she booked it and everything is in her name. Now he has to find another Mae Campbell, one preferably without bunions. 😉 Mae Campbell from NYC needs an adventure so why not answer Hugo’s ad looking for a ‘Mae’ travel companion? She finds an adventure alright, but not the one she expected.
This book was so stinking cute – not vomit inducing cute so don’t be put off – and was the perfect light hearted read I needed.
I listened to the audio and my opinion would be to skip the audio and read the book. I didn’t dislike the narrators, I just didn’t warm to them like I warmed to the story. I had to listen on 1.5x speed as it was super slow at 1x and 1.25x. Either way, you can’t go wrong. You will fall in love with Hugo and wish he had an older brother (for a friend of course, don’t want to make my husband jealous).
What are your recommended lighthearted reads? Do tell!
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