Some Other Now by Sarah Everett

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I love all the feels! This one got me good! I want more!
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Some Other Now
Sarah Everett
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Wow I’m obsessed with this book! They say it’s like a young adult ‘This is Us’ and I loved that show too.

It has Now and Then chapters going from before and after a tragedy. From when they were happy, carefree friends and a cute new couple to after a death.

So many family issues on both sides to have to process and handle at young ages. Divorce, long term sickness, mental health, good and bad relationship examples. We know one of the main characters died but not how or when but it makes you want to keep reading to find out what happened, it keeps opening up to show you more of their depth and complexities.

I love the narrative flow of this book. I couldn’t put it down. I literally picked it up to read it, two days ago.

I love Jessi, our imperfect MC who is struggling internally and stalling in her life due to survivors guilt. I just want to hug her and tell her it isn’t her fault! And to tell Luke the same! For all the feelings he holds inside and feels like he shouldn’t have because someone else has them too. And Ro sweet energetic, full of life Ro!

I cried a few times and my heart felt like mush and it was bleeding. But then there were times when I felt the new love feeling and was so giddy and happy for them.

But the truths at the end when they finally faced the past, and were finally able to talk about it but didn’t change the fact that one of them was gone and that was the one they wanted to forgive them.

I was happy that it ended with a little hope and some new beginnings for everyone that was left.  

Always tell the person you love, you love them! They may not know. 

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As a Mom that struggles with migraines, I cry so many times when I am stuck in bed and am in so much pain and can’t be with my babies but I have all the medicines and am trying to find my triggers. But to be absent for 18 years of your child’s life, the loss – I lament the loss of hours or days not being able to do activities with them. The guilt over thinking you are making the right choice for yourself but realizing it may not have been the right choice for your family can be heartbreaking. But there’s always Day 1. 

Thank you #hmhteen and #yallwrite for this giveaway win which I read through #netgalley for my honest and voluntary review! (I really want to know what Jessi and Luke are doing after fro yo)

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Synopsis:

This Is Us for teens, this luminous and heartbreaking contemporary novel follows a girl caught between two brothers as the three of them navigate family, loss, and love over the course of two summers. For fans of Far From the Tree, Emergency Contact, and Nina LaCour.

Before she kissed one of the Cohen boys, seventeen-year-old Jessi Rumfield knew what it was like to have a family—even if, technically, that family didn’t belong to her. She’d spent her childhood in the house next door, challenging Rowan Cohen to tennis matches while his older brother, Luke, studied in the background and Mel watched over the three like the mother Jessi always wished she had.

But then everything changed. It’s been almost a year since Jessi last visited the Cohen house. Rowan is gone. Mel is in remission and Luke hates Jessi for the role she played in breaking his family apart. Now Jessi spends her days at a dead-end summer job avoiding her real mother, who suddenly wants to play a role in Jessi’s life after being absent for so long. But when Luke comes home from college, it’s hard to ignore the past. And when he asks Jessi to pretend to be his girlfriend for the final months of Mel’s life, Jessi finds herself drawn back into the world of the Cohens. Everything’s changed, but Jessi can’t help wanting to be a Cohen, even if it means playing pretend for one final summer.

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