Thursday, May 2, 2019

DNF Review - What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

Title: What If It's Us
Author: Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Pages: 368
Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK Children's
Release Date: 18th October 2018

Blurb from Goodreads:

Meet Ben and Arthur. Ben is a battered dreamer who’s shipping his ex-boyfriend’s things back to him. Arthur is new to New York and struggling to fit in. After an memorable meet-cute in a New York post office, the boys lose touch only be be brought back together via a 'missed connection' advert. Is it fate? It looks like it. But after a series of disastrous first dates, Ben and Arthur may have to accept the universe should’ve minded its business.


 *I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley*

DNF at 44%

Ben's summer isn't going the way he hoped. Not only is he attending summer school, Ben has also broken up with his boyfriend Hudson. Now he finds himself at the post office intending to post a box of his ex's belongings.
Ben has a meet-cute with Arthur at the post office, but doesn't get his name.
Can Ben and Arthur find each other again?

Contemporaries are either hit or miss for me and, unfortunately, What If It's Us was a miss.
I struggled to connect with any of the characters and I didn't particularly like Arthur or Ben.
The plot failed to hook my attention and not much happened. It got to the point where I couldn't bring myself to read any further.
Knowing how popular this book and the authors are, I'm very disappointed that I didn't enjoy this more.

Unfortunately, this wasn't for me.

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