I don’t think that I’ve ever had my emotions flown so all over the place than when I was reading Together, Apart. Despite the stories being swoon-worthy and oh-so-magnetic, I just wanted each one to last forever. And there wasn’t a single story that I didn’t love. I do have a few favourites (of course) but I would ten-times over purchase a full-length book of each story that was woven in the novel. Each time that one of the stories would reach peak-cuteness, it ended and I was like OH NO, PLEASE CONTINUE! So, that was my first and most prominent clue that I pretty much would be rating this book very highly.
Erin’s story had me FLOORED. I adored Millie and Luka the most. Auriane had me flipping pages fast for the sweetest romance. Bill’s story involved dogs, and as an animal lover, I was sold, including on the romance that clutched at my heartstrings. Erin Hahn’s story just so happened to be one of my favourites, I was glued to the pages in those last moments for Gray and Jude. Sajni’s story had me enthralled from the get-go with the lost-shoe and guitar boy. Brittney’s story with a touch of plant-lover vibes was one of my favourites (of course, there was a cat and a dog in the novel, so it’s no surprise.) Jennifer’s part was one of my top-three for sure, I was hanging by a thread and partially feeling hungry with the mentions of food. Natasha’s story was golden – like, come on, they hang out in a tree, have that spark. I was in love. Rachael’s part was equally as sweet, filled with heart-clutching moments, leaving me not wanting it to end.
Overall, Together, Apart is easily one of the strongest, beautifully-written, honest and painfully-sweet YA novels I’ve read in such a long time. Even though most of the stories in the book involved a very distanced approach to love, centering around the COVID pandemic, there was still such a connection between the love interests, and THAT takes skill and sheer talent. I would highly recommend this book to literally anyone. This book, these characters, these authors, have my heart. Five stars for each and every one!
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From a cute pizza delivery boy to TikTok crushes, daily walks to a homemade mask business, Together, Apart offers a lovely look at what the pandemic experience is like for teens. --Book Riot The stories impeccably capture the teens' fears, anger, and anxieties around the pandemic balanced by adorable meet-cutes and the sweetness of early getting-to-know-you attraction. --Kirkus Reviews "Cleverly plotted, with sympathetic characters, the stories are a ray of sunshine in these dark days." --Booklist --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE- Erin A. Craig, New York Times best-selling author of House of Salt and Sorrows; Auriane Desombre, author of I Think I Love You; Erin Hahn, author of You'd Be Mine; Bill Konigsberg, Stonewall Book Award and Lambda Literary award-winning author of six books for teens, including The Music of What Happens; Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Five Feet Apart; Brittney Morris, author of Slay; Sajni Patel, author of The Trouble with Hating You; Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Cellar and The Twin; and Jennifer Yen, author of A Taste for Love. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B08BKSZRQ9
- Publisher : Delacorte Press (20 October 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 6410 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 279 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0593375297
- Best Sellers Rank: 861,566 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Magnetic and swoon-worthy, even if the love is socially distanced...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2021