Title : As Many Nows As You can Get
Author: Shana Youngdahl
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: August 12, 2019
My Rating 3/5
This book is not what I expected it to be at all. I thought it would be an easy summer read but it’s not (not that that’s a bad thing, of course!).
Scarlett and David are two science loving geeks completely different from each other. She has a set path and David is living in the moment, experiencing everything to the maximum. As they both try to figure out life, they can’t deny their attraction for each other. The story is written in multiple timelines with snippets that are Scarlett’s nows. In the past, Scarlett and her friends are facing an uncertain future, and when Scarlett and David get together, they must deal with he aftermath of their decisions. In the now, Scarlett is on her way to David’s funeral.
It was hard getting into the story at first, especially because the characters seemed selfish and immature at times but.. they’re teenagers so it’s normal. if something, this book is an accurate representation of teenagers and I am very impressed with the way Youngdahl captured their spirit. They way they think and act, and the problems surrounding them are very realistic. And although, like I said already, it was hard to get hooked to the story at first, the more I read the less I wanted to leave the characters. Not because I especially liked them and not because of the story itself either, but because I truly felt for these teenagers.
This book is both beautiful and tragic at the same time.