The Start of Me and You was a sweet, contemporary YA romance with characters who were average people just trying to figure things out. This book isn’t edgy or full of dark, ugly things — and I found that to be such a relief! Sometimes you just want to read a book that doesn’t take you to the edge of nightmares but still has depth and emotion. This book fits the bill. The pacing is set to develop relationships believably, and the plot is a nice, gentle ride. It reminded me in some respects of The Odyssey of Falling, which I adored, so if you enjoyed that book, you will like this one as well
Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics The Start of Me and You proves that it’s never too late for second chances.
It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.