Tuesday, June 23

Emmy And Oliver by Robin Benway

Emmy And Oliver by Robin Benway
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352   

Summary: Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

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 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.

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?

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through 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:  Oh man, I really enjoy Benway’s books. I always jump right on them! They make me happy.

I enjoyed Emmy And Oliver from the first page.  I loved getting to know Emmy and how her mind worked. I also loved getting to know Oliver as a kid and as a teenager.

When Emmy and Oliver were young, Oliver was kidnapped. By his father. The cops have spent years looking for him with no luck.  One day, Oliver takes takes things in his own hands and ends up back with his mother and her new family.  WOW! What a plot! Oliver was such a nice guy even though he’s had a rough life or at least everyone thinks so. In reality, its all Oliver has ever known. He doesn’t hate his father. Its is father!

Emmy and Oliver get thrown back together as friends and I enjoyed it. I loved seeing them get to know one another again.

I also loved all their friends and their families. I loved seeing Oliver’s sisters and I really enjoyed their childhood friends. This was such a fun and cute read. It had deeper lessons too but I stayed up all night reading because I needed to know what was going to happen.  

Overall:  I really enjoyed this one! Highly recommend if you like contemps! Cute and entertaining!

Cover: Like it! I’d pick it up to see what its about! 

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