Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Jennifer E. Smith knows exactly which heartstrings to tug.
She has mastered the art of swoon-worthy love, relying on raw emotion, an authentic teen voice, and envy-inducing prose to carry the prose.
In some ways, she's become the Queen of "safe" YA romance, never falling back on common tropes. There's no harsh language, no explicit sex — and yet, each kiss, subtle touch, or longing gaze between characters draws you deeper and deeper into love.
In The Geography of You and Me, the characters are separated by hundreds of thousands of miles having spent only one night together, staring at the stars from the rooftop of an apartment building while all of New York city waits out an electrical blackout. This isn't insta-love but a believable connection between two young characters that grows even as they set off in different directions.
Everything about this book makes me smile. Which is common when I read one of Smith's novels. The Geography of You and Me is a tender romance that tugs on ALL of the right heart strings.