Buy a cheap copy of you are here book by jennifer e. Smith emma healy has grown used to being the only ordinary one in her rather extraordinary family. Overall, however, you are here is far from being a bad and unenjoyable book. She populates you are here with great characters, best of which is the author jennifer e. Smiths the comeback season which probably made it to my best of 2008 list. Smith, author of the statistical improbability of love at first sight. Sometimes to find out where you re going, you have to discover what you ve left behind. Smith is the author the statistical probability of love at first sight. Smith, author of the statistical probability of love at first sight emma and her neighbor peter are both lonely in a way that only bothers them occasionally. Im wondering when she will come out with another book, so i can continue reading. One day she discovers a birth certificate for a boy, on the same day she was born, a twin brother, but following that she finds a death certificate. Smith is the author the statistical probability of love at first sight, this is what happy looks like, windfall, field notes on love, the geography of you and me, the comeback season, you are here, happy again, and the storm makers. Sometimes to find out where youre going, you have to discover what youve left behind.
You are here emma healy has grown used to being the only ordinary one in her rather extraordinary family. If you are a romantic female at heart high school age or even older like me, check out any one of her 5 books. Smith, author of the statistical improbability of love at first sight emma and her neighbor peter are both lonely in a way that only bothers them occasionally. Smith, including this is what happy looks like, and the statistical probability of love at first sight, and both were wonderful contemporaries to read. Smith is the author of eight novels for young adults, including the statistical probability of love at first sight. Smiths books, by the end of the book you feel like you know the main characters inside out and sometimes, the sub characters too. Its always nice being able to pick up one of her books noncommittally, thinking im going to feel something while reading this, and its going to be great, and then my life will go on a little. Smiths books are always a nice break from the tension and seriousness a lot of other books and series have. There is nothing as lovely to me as a beautifully written book, and you are here is definitely a prime example. Smith s second book for young adults, you are here. Smith is the author of eight books for young adults, including windfall and the statistical probability of love at first sight. Smith also filled her book with interesting facts, most often brought to light by the maploving protagonist peter. You are here by jennifer e smith book cover, description, publication history.
Well emma feels like that all the time, she doesnt fit in with her family and she doesnt make any friends. All of our paper waste is recycled within the uk and turned into corrugated cardboard. Andrews in scotland, and her writing has been translated into 33 languages. Smith is the author of eight books for young adults, including the statistical probability of love at first sight, this is what happy looks like, windfall, and field notes on love.
Smiths second novel is full of heartache, loss, and new discoveries. Emma is a muchyounger child in a family of academically gifted children and parents, while peters father is the town. Im glad i did, as this book features some of my favorite things road trips, selfdiscovery and a little romance. Two 16 yearold loners plus a dog take a road trip that brings them together. Andrews, and her work has been translated into thirty languages. But when she finds a birth certificate for a twin brother she never. You are here is written like any other of jennifer e.
You are here by jennifer e smith fantastic fiction. Peters passion for maps and places provides a wonderful vehicle for the many ways in which smith relates emma and peters dizzying journey of self. Smiths young adult novel windfall into a movie and will produce the film for her good game productions. She earned her masters degree in creative writing from the university of st. At the very bottom of one of the boxes were birth certificat. Smiths high school level books, and once again, my romantic spirit has been fed. Lauren graham writing, producing windfall movie variety. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. She was holding a soda can between two fingers, and it took her a moment to let go, dropping it into a garbage bag with a loud clink. Smiths breathtaking novel about finding out where you are going by discovering what youve left behind. Since i hadnt really followed smith after that, i was. You are here is a carefully crafted story about families and relationships and the secrets that complicate them. Smith, author of the statistical probability of love at first sight. Emma healy and peter finnegan, both on the brink of their 17th birthdays, embark.
She creates enough back story for you to really get a feel for them and enough of the present for you to slowly fall in love with them. Two teens hit the road in this breathtaking novel from jennifer e. I think i can say now that she is a definite favorite ya author of mine. One day she was looking through her attic and going through boxes, and boxes. Smith got her start in the publishing world working in a literary agency in new york city shortly after graduating from colgate university in upstate new york, a.
Andrews, and her work has been translated into thirty. Smiths novels and have yet to be disappointed with any of them. Smith, you are here when emma discovers a birthcertificate of a twin brother she didnt know she had she decides to go to north carolina where she and her brother was born, and where he was buried a few days later. Andrews in scotland, and her work has been translated into thirtythree languages. He wondered if there was a rule that you had to love all of someone, or whether you could pick out only the best parts, like piling your plate full of desserts at a buffet table and leaving the vegetables to go cold in their little metal bins. Emma healy has grown used to being the only ordinary one in her rather extraordinary family. Emma healy and peter finnegan, both on the brink of their 17th birthdays, embark on a road tripin matching mustang convertiblesthat will change their lives. The two were now glaring at each other across the table while charles picked at his grapefruit obliviously, twice managing to spray himself in the eye. Readers who enjoy characterdriven books will like you are here, and for those of us looking for a fasterpaced read, well, youre going to have to wait for another book. The emotions in you are here are conveyed perfectly and beautifully, making it a sensitive and thoughtful read. Smith is the author of hello, goodbye and everything in between, the geography of you and me, this is what happy looks like, the statistical probability of love at first sight, the storm makers, you are here, and the comeback season. My expectations were pretty set for this book, and it definitely made them. You are here 81% is the perfect short, summery, road trip read. She earned a masters degree in creative writing from the university of st.
But when she finds a birth certificate for a twin brother she never knew she had, along with a death certificate dated just two days later, she realizes why she never felt quite whole. Peter fed the rest of his breakfast to the dog, who was sprawled underneath the glass table, and waited for a. Jennifer smith is definitely a strong writer whose talent deserves to get noticed. Smith has created an intricately layered cast of characters that give readers a peek into the various ways that humans handle tragedy and conflict. Smiths phd advisor taught her how to drive a stickshift jeep in the northern african desert, where she was looking for traces of an earlier, greener climate that may have provided a corrridor. I loved this book and cannot wait to read even more of her novels. Emma and her neighbor peter are both lonely in a way that only bothers them occasionally. Smiths new ya novel, this is what happy looks like, a young hollywood heartthrob accidentally sends an email to a smart, smalltown girl, and a relationship blossoms but a. Smiths depth and sensitivity make you are here a mustread. Two teenagers take off in a whirlwind journey and a quest for answers in jennifer e. Smith has an unbelievable talent that i cant even dream of having.1417 573 813 942 640 1386 970 1502 962 504 119 915 1155 810 1476 1472 1513 530 1264 725 1325 1160 1425 869 768 1084 1372 766 467 1299 891 1435 779 421 674 1037 43 440 205 798 876 1364 171 487