Hello! Welcome to my stop on the Our Year of Maybe Blog Tour. Where I will give you a review of the heartbreakingly beautiful novel. One that will require you to have a box of tissues.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Our Year of Maybe
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 15th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted.
But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie too, he’s now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie’s world are calling to her—dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows—she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn’t seem to feel the same connection.
Peter fears he’ll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one blurry, heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.
This book is made to hit you in the feels and keep you emotional through the whole journey. The author does a fantastic job representing cultures and people that aren’t prominent in books and I need more. I need more women who aren’t afraid to please themselves, boys who fall for boys and girls, and most importantly I need more Jewish representation. It is all here in this wonderful book and anyone who needs a trip down emotion lane should pick it up!
Rachel Lynn Solomon lives, writes, and tap dances in Seattle, Washington. Once she helped set a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place. She’s the author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone (out now from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse), Our Year of Maybe (1/15/19), and Today Tonight Tomorrow (2020). A short story of hers will appear in the anthology It’s a Whole Spiel (Penguin Random House/Knopf, fall 2019).
Prize: Signed copy of Our Year of Maybe (US only)