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December 9, 2013

AFTER HELLO by Lisa Mangum, 2012

Seventeen-year-old Sara is a seeker. She's always on the lookout for the perfect moment to capture with her ever-present, point-and-shoot camera. Sam is a finder. He has a knack for finding what other people can't. When Sam and Sara's paths cross, neither one of them is prepared for what they will find out about each other and about themselves when they form an unlikely partnership in search of an elusive work of art. Fate brought their talents together, but what happens when time runs out? (Amazon)

Reviewed by Brooke-Wife, Mother, Reader

I loved AFTER HELLO.  It was quirky, sweet, thought provoking.  I loved the dynamic between the 2 main characters.  I loved that Sara sees New York City in a way I've never looked at it (not that I've been there a lot).  I loved the 2 different points of view, but one in first person, the other in third person.  I loved the adventure, the quest these 2 characters went on.  I loved the sweetness and kindness between these two.  And I loved the message of holding on to memories that are important and letting go of ones that need to be set free so they don't hurt us anymore.

Market: Teen/Young Adult
Language: Mild
Sensuality: Mild, Flirting, Kissing
Violence: Mild, Memories of a car crash
Mature Themes: Disobeying parents, Death of friends

1 comment:

Brooke said...

Thanks for posting the review. This was one of my favorites last year!