From NYT bestselling authors Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda) and Adam Silvera (They Both Die At The End) comes a long-awaited collaboration about two very different boys who can't decide if the universe is pushing them together or pulling them apart.
Meet Arthur and Ben.
ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when the boys have a chance meeting at the post office, they leave wondering what exactly the universe does have in store for them.
What if - in a city of eight million people - they can't find each other again?
What if they do ... and then 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?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
WHAT IF IT'S US
PRAISE FOR WHAT IF IT'S US:
"Romantic, realistic and sweet, this perfectly captures New York, teenage love and life in that gray area when you're not quite an adult and not quite a child either" - Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe
PRAISE FOR ADAM SILVERA:
'History Is All You Left Me overflows with tenderness and heartache. There isn't a teenager alive who won't find their heart described perfectly on these pages.' Patrick Ness
'This book will make you cry, think, and then cry some more.' Nicola Yoon
'Bold and haunting.' Lauren Oliver on They Both Die At The End
'A phenomenal talent.' Juno Dawson
PRAISE FOR BECKY ALBERTALLI:
'The love child of John Green and Rainbow Rowell.' Teen Vogue
Praise for Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda:
'I love you, Simon. I love you! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book.' Jennifer Niven
'A wonderfully charismatic story about coming-of-age and coming out'. Bookseller
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera are two of the biggest voices in YA fiction—meaning this collaboration is huge news. Their voices mesh brilliantly in this sweet and hilarious tale of a seemingly star-crossed romance between two love-resistant young men. Set during one magical New York summer, the story crackles with flirty dialogue. That witty, conversational tone kept us reading all the way to an ending that will probably surprise even the most jaded readers.
Authors Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) and Silvera (They Both Die at the End) team up for a charming, sweet-natured love story between two very different boys. Arthur (written by Albertalli) is in New York for the summer while his lawyer mother works a big case. His family's affluent and Jewish, and he's a Broadway geek and a virgin with good grades. Native New Yorker Ben (Silvera) is Puerto Rican. His family's on a tight budget, he's just out of a relationship, and he's stuck in summer school. Arthur believes in love at first sight; Ben's not even sure he believes in love. After they bump into each other at a post office, then are separated by a flash mob, Arthur searches the New York haystack to find one adorable high school junior. But the course of meet-cute never did run smooth: complications include friends, Ben's ex, cultural differences, and the difficult and confusing nature of love. The authors one known for happy endings, the other for breaking hearts split the difference believably, and it's impossible not to root for Arthur and Ben and their many do-overs. Ages 14 up.
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This book made me laugh, cry and feel so many emotions. There is nothing like a good honest love story! Bravo!
My thoughts on What if it’s us
I started my year off right by picking up a copy of this book, the characters felt real and genuine, once I started reading I found it hard to put the book down, I was constantly immersed in the story, being a visual person it was as if I was in New York alongside the characters experiencing the raw emotion that this book has to offer, at points I was brought to tears of joy and sadness as I could personally relate to characters. Well done to the authors and thank you for sharing this remarkable book. - Conrad Van Der Westhuizen
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