Review: Emmy and Oliver

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Summary:

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. . . . She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart. . . . He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who had kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing, and his thoughts swirling.

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will devour these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.


My Thoughts:

Emmy and Oliver was a book that I actually even debated buying. The silly thing is that for awhile it was on sale for $1.99 and I was debating it with a gift card. (Buying ban–don’t judge me!) That said, I downloaded the sample to help make my decision and was instantly hooked. As if that wasn’t enough, I asked my mom if she thought that I’d like it. “Are you kidding? This sounds like one you would read. Buy it and quit asking me silly questions.”

However, even though the beginning hooked me I was still skeptical. There’s no way that it was going to keep me hooked that much, right? Nope. I was constantly drawn to the characters and wanting to know what happened next. I was sympathizing with Oliver’s situation and trying to understand how on earth Emmy was dealing with everything.

In all, I absolutely loved this story! It normally takes a bit to hold my attention, but Emmy and Oliver’s relationship and subsequent problems kept me on edge until the very end.

I highly suggest this as it is one of my new favorite contemporaries!

-Melanie

 

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