Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
Lucy and Owen’s relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and—finally—a reunion in the city where they first met.
A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.
The book is too cute! Yes. You read that right. This book revolves around travelling and being in a long-distance relationship (may it be friendship, boyfriend-girlfriend or just merely complicated).
They’re both emotional , well sort of. Lucy started to feel so alone when her twin brothers went to college and her parents were jet-setting around the world while Owen was heart-broken when his mother died and he was left with his dad. They live on the opposite ends of the same building, Lucy up on the 24th floor while Owen’s room is in the basement. During a citywide blackout the two find themselves stuck together in an elevator and, when they are eventually freed, they decided to explore the city together. I’m talking about the only, New York City. They end up back on the roof of their building and after one magical night together, the two didn’t see each other again. And here’s when their journey begin.♥
Yada yada yada. They end up on different ends of the country, on different continents but that didn’t hinder their instalove for each other,
maybe it does a little.☻ They communicated though postcards (how cute is that??). And wherever both of them went, they always knew that they left their hearts not in Paris nor in San Francisco but in where it all began, New York.
If you are fond of travel books, then I totally recommend this to you.