ACTUALLY HAPPENS and marshmallow-me is happy hahaha , I do think it was realistic! Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. But what if it is? How many of us have had a devastating friendship-fall-out as teens?! But I think your review may have convinced me . How can you have a relationship with so little trust? . Sorry you don’t like it, but since the authors also have used the word on social medias and such and I have many lgbtqia friends who use it in reference to themselves, I use it. Dylan is my favorite bro ever. or a second first date . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough? I read this whole freaking cutesy book so that you could be best friends? They really are the dream team!!!! After all, Ben hasn’t seen anyone since Arthur and neither has Arthur, really. Ben (written by Silvera) grew up in New York City with his Puerto Rican family and is getting over a recent breakup. To request a personalized copy, leave a note at check out. ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Honestly that makes me really sad…like sure, don’t love a book (not every book is for everyone!) I’ve only read Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda so it’ll be interesting reading Albertalli’s writing style mixed with Silvera’s! Back up I go! ahhh!!! Just $12 for 3 months or HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME IS MY FAVOURITE BY ADAM SILVERA AND SIMON VS. IS MY FAVOURITE BY BECKY ALBERTALLI WAT. I think he was a lot more humble about his faults too and willing to do better. I understand him! “Fan-favorites Albertalli (Leah on the Offbeat,2018, etc.) I’ve been starting books before wandering off to the next one like some commitment-phobe so maybe this one will get me out of this TERRIBLE reading slump I’ve gotten myself in. SO HERE I AM TO BINGE READ ALL THE LATEST POSTS. Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. But Arthur is 16. After all, they get separated. All rights reserved. Love, Simon: That’s right! I know right?! I hope you love it too!! or a third? Authors, you’re killing this NYer. What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn't try hard enough? (I just really love when books crack me up!) But wow do they need work. SAME THOUGH. or a second first date . Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. So I think Arthur could be grit-your-teeth-frustrating, but he was so sweet and energetic and adorable. And the ending.. I did not like the ending at all. ✧ dorks being adorkable ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it's that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Those final 2 chapters though… Part feel-good, part star-crossed, this seamless blend of the authors’ styles will appeal to fans old and new alike.” - School Library Journal, Starred Review. I’m hoping they write a sequel to this book. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. He's the New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End, More Happy Than Not, and History Is All You Left Me, and all his novels have received multiple starred reviews. Cover designed by Erin Fitzsimmons and Alison Donalty. I need to pick this up soon! I would’ve been completely fine with the epilogue not existing at all. I swear I was so shocked and annoyed like excuse me how could you? “Date Zero:“ What Arthur calls his and Ben’s failed first date, which is also a nod to Adam’s first book, More Happy Than Not! ✧ ok this is most definitely a romcom so squishy lovey feelings ARE the focus! This book has so little chill I love that. Author I loved Simon Vs. Subscribe to receive some of our best reviews, "beyond the book" articles, book club info, and giveaways by email. I love them so much! (oh, I’m sorry to bother you and I don’t mean to be rude. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. I just met Becky yesterday (Adam was sick and couldn’t come) AND BECKY IS A SWEET ANGEL. I’m excited to read it. Lots of people have reclaimed the word “queer” and don’t see it as an insult. But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. Maybe everything. A smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can't decide if the universe is pushing them together - or pulling them apart. There's some strong language (including f--k" and its variations, "s--t," and "d--k"), as well as references to teens dating and having sex. Instead of having like…the door slammed., * This is a very good review Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. . Yeah I totally agree!! Art by Jeff Östberg. this boy!!! This joyful romance is both sweet and substantial.” - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review, “A charming, sweet-natured love story between two very different boys.” - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, “Albertalli and Silvera balance cynicism and starry-eyed optimism to paint an honest, compelling picture of adolescent romance. The first section is called “Part Zero.” 2. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. It touches on homophobia and failing school and worry about divorce…but the central conflicts are mostly Ben and Arthur needing their heads knocked together because they ARE NOT PERFECT. I love both Becky Albertalli (Simon Vs is my fav from her) and Adam Silvera (History Is All You Left Me is my fav from him) so so much. @ Paper Fury 39 Comments. Although I don’t think it has the complexity of the authors’ other books. He and Arthur had such great, intense personalities. They were so so cute, but Arthur was, I don’t understand how Arthur was so jealous over Ben even. What it feels like to be wanted by someone who sees you for who you are. I was like !!! Both the boys wobble so delicately on the line that is “yes you are being a nasty little slug” vs “you are having tremendous growth and I love it you’re doing great sweetie”. But that’s not really excusing him?! Since it’s one stop away, we can assume that they’re taking the S train. - Kirkus I sure have and it still haunts me 7 years later, so I’m glad this book explored both (A) forgiveness and working through it, and (B) letting go. ANYWAY. Seriously Ben stole my heart and I adore him. I acknowledge this skill. 1. Gorgeous post as always Hun, your reviews always make me smile ,, Isn’t it just?!? WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED AHHHHH and omg They Both Die At The End was VERY unfair. I LOVED these characters so, so much and this was such a sweet read, I felt so invested in their romance. and Silvera (They Both Die at the End, 2017, etc.) I can’t believe Backy and Adam have done a book together it’s like the DREAMMMM collaboration! . However, the 7 train stops at both Grand Central and Times Square and they could’ve just taken that instead of wasting their time. Maybe nothing. . × INFINITY, We would be dead in seconds but yes that would be the perfect death ❤️. The bio says that said they were collabing on this like right after their debuts sold!!!! Goodreads  Booktopia  Publisher  Book Depository, Filed Under: book review Tagged With: 4-stars, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Simon And Schuster, Your email address will not be published. And both boys had such wholesome (albeit messy) parents which was nice! The amount of self-sabotaging both of them did to each other omg.And IDK but the zero trust Arthur had in Ben was also sad. * I found the book to be almost an anti-romcom that kept setting up these expected beats and then subverting them, so the ending kinda fits with that (hopefully that’s vague enough for a public comment), Ahhhh yes yes Ben’s introvertedness was SO relatable. Also how the whole relationship basically eventually from obsessive online stalking…kind of hard to think of it as cute at that point! He has worked in the publishing industry as a children's bookseller, community manager at a literary development company, and book reviewer of children's and young adult novels.