Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.
A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.
- Lucy and Owen were so stinking cute. I loved both their characters originality and personalities.
- The meet-cute (the way Lucy and Owen met) is so awesome! I can see how awkward it would be to be stuck with someone you do not know at all.
- The story was so easy-going. It was a good lying in bed read, but it would have been even more amazing reading at the lake. It was one of those perfect sunny day reads.
- The travel and distance aspect to the story was neat. It was truthful and I liked that it wasn’t easy and perfect. Humans aren’t perfect and I always appreciate when a book is done with this in mind.
- I really didn’t have any gripes, there was so weird, small chapters, just weird formatting.