What If It’s Us
by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
YA Contemporary Fiction, LGBTQIA
HarperTeen | October 9th, 2018
About the Book:
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
Why I’m dying to read this:
Okay, so here’s the truth, I really really want to love Adam Silvera books. Like, really badly. But, when I read More Happy Than Not it left me feeling sad. Sometimes I’m okay with that, but for some reason I really wanted a happy ending…. or at least one that was “more happy than not”. His two followups are called History is All You Left Me, and They Both Die in the End. Maybe I’m a pessimist but neither of those sounds particularly happy.
THAT is why I’m eager to read this. All because I have a feeling that Adam Silvera meets Becky Albertalli will mean good things in the last chapter. I’m banking on it!
Event originally hosted by Breaking the Spine.
Recently picked up as Can’t Wait Wednesday on Wishful Endings.