Happy Monday, Savvy Readers! There’s no better way to start it off than with an amazing book from a bestselling author duo (not to mention two of our VERY FAVOURITE authors!) Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera!
So, as I mentioned, bestselling authors (and BFFs!) Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera put their beautiful brains together to bring us What If It’s Us! Obviously we have been so, SO excited for this book since we heard Becky and Adam were collaborating. I mean, talk about a dream team!!!
What If It’s Us is a young adult novel (that people of all ages will love) about two different boys—Arthur and Ben—who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together or pulling them apart.
Arthur Seuss is in New York for the summer, but he quickly learned from broadway that the universe can deliver a show-stopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben Alejo thinks the universe needs to mind its business. 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, right?!
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them…? Maybe nothing, maybe everything. But what if they can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs? What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn’t try hard enough? SO MANY WHAT IF’S you guys!!
But trust me, this story delivers. What If It’s Us is so much more than a light, fluffy YA romance, so get ready for your emotions to be played with (which is exactly what Becky and Adam do best). It’s a story of realistic summer love with an added bonus of great representation and important lessons. AND it’s chock full of theatre references (from Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen) if that’s your thing!
Speaking of what Becky and Adam do best, if you haven’t read their individual titles yet, I highly recommend you do that! Start with Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera!
This smart, funny, heartfelt novel is the perfect break between all of those thrillers you’ve been reading this season! Nothing puts us in a better mood than summer romance stories. And if you’re like us, you’ll be constantly rooting for Arthur and Ben to run into each other again and again.
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Will you be picking up this smart, funny, and heartfelt novel, What If It’s Us? We sure hope so! Add it to your 50 Book Pledge shelf today. And let us know what you think of it on Twitter @SavvyReader!