Goodreads rating: 4.26/5 | Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery/Suspense
What’s happening? Charlie and Silas wake up not remembering who they are, where they are, or who is the people around them. They have been in love since they were little kids but now they don’t even recognise each other.
Where? High School story/drama with that something different from the typical YA contemporary story: the suspense!
How? Colleen Hoover is involved so, story line super well executed, and the mystery is kept until the end. Love struggles, the reader feels as clueless as the characters and it’s hard to shake off the “What the heck is going on?” feeling from first to last page.
Warning! MASSIVE cliffhanger ending!
Overall feelings: All that suspense killed me. For starters, this genre is not really my usual read, in fact, is not even my favourite genre. The story is definitely very well thought and the suspense surrounding the plot is nicely carried out. That and the fact that this is a short novella with loads of things happening in the span of a few pages makes this book a page turner of sorts. Even if the general feeling is that a lot is going on, as soon as the book ends I couldn’t help but feel that nothing actually really happened besides the fact that the main characters do not remember who they are. So, for me issue number one would be in fact that one; the story seems to move forward but it actually doesn’t. Which is not really a problem regarding the entertaining side of a book, but it can be considered one if the reader actually noticed it.
All in all, I don’t think I get along well with a book that it’s continuously leaving me in the dark. The suspense and the not knowing factor was too high for me and sadly, this didn’t let me enjoy this book completely.
What I liked the most: the old love/new love going full circle between Charlie and Silas. The whole “in love for years and now strangers to each other” kept me interested and wondering when they would be falling for each other again. In this novella love struggles and that’s what I loved the most.