December 10, 2017

#BookReview: Layover by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer

Publisher:  Crown Books for Young Readers
Number of Pages: 272
Fiction Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary 
How I Acquired this book: Netgalley 
Time it took to read: 3H 2M
Overall rating: ★★
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About the Book:
Flynn: At first we were almost strangers. But ever since I moved to New York, Amos was the one person I could count on. And together we were there for Poppy. (I mean, what kind of parents leave their kid to be raised by a nanny?) I just didn’t expect to fall for him—and I never expected him to leave us.

Amos: I thought I was the only one who felt it. I told myself it was because we were spending so much time together—taking care of Poppy and all. But that night, I could tell she felt it, too. And I freaked out—you’re not supposed to fall for your stepsister. So I ran away to boarding school. I should have told her why I was leaving, but every time I tried, it felt like a lie.

One missed flight was about to change their lives forever….

About the Author: Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer have been best friends since the seventh grade. As screenwriters, they have worked together on the Step Up franchise, Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List, and numerous other TV and film projects. Layover is their debut novel. You can follow them at

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Choices made by the characters did not seem right. It felt more like this is what an adult would think they would choose but not what they would choose for themselves. I feel that the author did not give their characters enough credit. 

Check out author's other books or related books? I don't think this writing style is for me. So no I do not think I would check out this author's other works. 

Recommend this book? Sadly no 

Notes and Opinions: I am really not sure what I just read but this one I wasn't really sure what I was going to get out of it but what I did left me feeling a bit confused and well to tell you the truth disappointed.  I thought this story was going to be a light story with some great teenage topics but what I found wasn't anywhere near that.  You have a lot of description in this one and almost no character development. For most of the story which I though could have been very good was over shadowed by all of that describing that we really didn't need.  The other issue I had was that a lot of the times the characters would make choices that really sounded like an adult was writing this book and this is what they thought teens would do.  It really took you out of the story wondering what in the world?  For me this one wasn't it. I am sure there will be people out there that love this book but for this reader it fell far from the bar I was looking at. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Lots of descriptions


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