The Geography Of You And Me


How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Headline.

Previously reviewed by the same author:
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight.


Owen lives in the basement. Lucy lives on the 24th floor. But when the power goes out in the midst of a New York heatwave, they find themselves together for the first time: stuck in a lift between the 10th and 11th floors. As they await help, they start talking… The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as their lives take them to Edinburgh and San Francisco, to Prague and to Portland they can’t shake the memory of the time they shared. Postcards cross the globe when they themselves can’t, as Owen and Lucy experience the joy – and pain – of first love. And as they make their separate journeys in search of home, they discover that sometimes it is a person rather than a place that anchors you most in the world.


I have read The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight and This Is What Happy Looks Like (review coming soon!) and enjoyed them both, so I was looking forward to diving into The Geography Of You And Me. I thought it was an incredibly sweet read from Jennifer E.Smith, something that I’m becoming quite used to saying about Jennifer’s books.

The Geography of You and Me tells the story of Owen and Lucy. They couldn’t be more different, yet find themselves attracted to one another after they meet when they are both stuck in an elevator during a blackout. I really liked how although they were so different, they shared some common ground. Both Owen and Lucy are often moved from place to place by their parents because of their jobs. For the majority of the book, Owen and Lucy are separated by many miles whilst moving from one place to another. They can’t stop thinking about each other though and stay in touch. Their relationship develops through postcards and emails.

This book doesn’t take long to read at all. It’s nicely paced and full of a relationship that warms your heart. I think it’s worth checking out!

Would I recommend it?:


14 thoughts on “The Geography Of You And Me

    • I wasn’t blown away by This Is What Happy Looks Like (review coming later today), but I think this book is better than TIWHLL. The Statistical Probability remains to be my favourite though!

  1. I absolutely LOVED Statistical Probability, so I’ll definitely be checking this one out. Thanks for the great review! πŸ™‚

  2. I just posted my review of this too! I loved it so much and the writing was beautiful, I ended up putting like 5 of my 40 favourite quotes on the blog, it was painful to choose.. :/
    Great review!

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