Review : Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

​Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.  (From: goodreads)

Title: Emmy & Oliver 

Author: Robin Benway 

Genres: YA, contemporary

Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

Edition: Paperback, 2015, UK 

Pages: 340 pages 

*!!!2 out of 5 stars!!!*

I love the writing style of this book.  It’s simple and fresh.  The idea of how the story started is very interesting.

However, I don’t like Emmy & Oliver being more than friends.  

It was kinda like insta-love.  They missed ten years together!!!  It’s like Oliver didn’t even need to be a long lost old-friend.  His was just like a hot football player that the main protagonist always loved.

I don’t like the ending, either.  Oliver’s dad showed up in the town and turned himself in???  What the heck?  And Oliver would rather live with his mother?  It was his father who had brought him up!  His brain must have got burnt.  

If I were to be him, I’d leave with my father willingly.  What am I talking about?  I wouldn’t even come back to this town in the first place.

Happy reading, guys ~ 

May you all have a lovely new week.

Feel free to share your thoughts with me.

I’ll see you next time.


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