What If It's Us

What If It's Us

Book - 2018
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Told in two voices, when Arthur, a summer intern from Georgia, and Ben, a native New Yorker, meet it seems like fate, but after three attempts at dating fail they wonder if the universe is pushing them together or apart.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062795250
Branch Call Number: YA F Alb
Additional Contributors: Silvera, Adam 1990-- Author
Alternative Title: What if it is us


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Arthur, who is visiting New York for the summer, meets Ben and the two lose contact but end up finding each other again through the wonders of social media, and spend their summer together.

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Jul 10, 2019

This book really touched my heart I loved it because of how real it was. Like most people I thought the ending was really sad and wrong for a while but now see how it shouldn't have to be a happy ending. I t took me a very long time to hold it together and read the epilogue. I loved all the characters, they were all very likable it really touched me how much I could relate to them. I plan to read more of the two authors books and I hope this book helps other the way it helped me.

-Althea Forstner

May 23, 2019

What a sweet book with a whole boatload of hope.

TSCPL_Miranda May 06, 2019

A missed connection leads to a Cinderella-style search and a love story in this collaboration between two star YA authors. I adored both of the main characters, and most of the supporting cast, and I didn't want to put this down. I really appreciated the emphasis on the importance of friendship, and I have a lot of respect for the ending, which was upbeat and hopeful but also realistic. Once again, Becky Albertalli hit it out of the park!

May 06, 2019

I must say, I was very dissatisfied with that ending, though I suppose it’s pretty realistic. Overall it was a nice story, and they definitely did a good job with the teenage voice.

May 06, 2019

What I loved about this book is how realistic the relationship was between Arthur and Ben. They both put effort into their relationship and made it work. This was a very sweet and fun book to read!

Apr 22, 2019

This book isn't a literary masterpiece, but is a good light read. The main character is pretty cringy, and so is his first relationship-- but perhaps this is representative of all teenage relationships. Overall, I'd recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a classic cheesy romance novel.

Apr 10, 2019

To say that i loved this book is an understatement. The characters felt real, from first word to last word i was not wanting this to end, and now that i am done, i want more. Becky and Adam need to do another collaboration. (would not complain if they continued with Ben and Arthur)

LVCCLD_Jeff Mar 15, 2019

Perhaps one of my favorite human love stories that I have read. I was gripped until the end wondering what was going to happen. Not only were the character well developed, but I was able to form an emotional connection to them as I related my past and present to them. Very lovely and perhaps my go-to recommendation for LGBTQ+ Fiction.

Feb 18, 2019

Cute. Couldn't put it down. I was a little "eh" about the ending, but it certainly is realistic.

Feb 06, 2019

A bittersweet, butterflies-in-your-stomach YA love story.

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