Title: We Are Inevitable
Author: Gayle Forman
Pages: 288 Pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s
A heartbreaking story about finding yourself and your people, from the bestselling author of If I Stay. Perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, John Green and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
‘I got this whole-body feeling . . . it was like a message from future me to present me, telling me that in some way we weren’t just bound to happen, that we had, in some sense, already happened. It felt . . . inevitable.’
So far, the inevitable hasn’t worked out so well for Aaron Stein. While his friends have gone to college and moved on with their lives, Aaron’s been left behind in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, running a failing bookshop with his dad, Ira. What he needs is a lucky break, the good kind of inevitable.
And then he meets Hannah. Incredible Hannah – magical, musical, brave and clever. Could she be the answer? And could they – their relationship, their meeting – possibly be the inevitable Aaron’s been waiting for?
So…it wasn’t my favourite Gayle Forman novel.
We Are Inevitable is the story of Aaron Stein. He is an old soul in a young body. He has seen things and dealt with things that no one should have to at his age. Drugs, losing a family member, the breakdown of his parents marriage and he is just trying to hold it all together. Parallel to this, Aiden is trying to keep the family bookstore afloat.
A lot for any one person to be dealing with.
So all of this I am okay with. There was the additional romance story line which again was nice but I felt that both stories were fighting for poll position. I did not know which story I was rooting for. I felt pulled but not necessarily in a good way.
It was a nice story but I think after reading some of Gayle Forman’s other books I personally was expecting more.
We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman is available now.
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