The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young
Review: I didn’t really know what to expect going into this book, because I love Samantha Young but after reading a different stand alone book that she wrote after the On Dublin Street series… Well it was a bit of a let down.
Although the Impossible Vastness of us, that gut punch that was missing in that other book was here throughout. I mean the book felt as if I was diving head first into quicksand, it sucked me in at the first page.
There is so much to this book that I know I’m going to have a hard time telling you guys about it, but I’m going to try my best for this amazing book.
As the story progresses the different characters, and although I didn’t like all of the three main characters, I did like certain parts of them and how they dealt with their problems (although there was one problem I did not like how it was dealt with at all).
Eloise, I think she was my least favorite person in this book. I think it was because she was very wishy-washy, and she let her friend take the blame and fall (being hated and such) when she could have stopped it all. And I get why it was hard for her to tell the truth but she could have come up with something to say instead of getting pissed off at her friends that were being hated on. Sorry about the spoiler-yness but you won’t get any of what I have said till you read the book.
Finn was just what you would expect from this kind of character, there was nothing really stand-outish about him or what he did. Although he was able to help with India and Eloise, bringing out their character and furthering the story line.
India was by far my favorite character in this book, not just cause she was the main character. But because she had so much to add to this story and had a lot more to her then I first thought.
“What can I say? Tell me what to say.”
“How about… I hope you have a great life and that you get everything you want.”
Would I? Buy the hard copy of this book? Heck yes! Would I recommend this book to friends? Most def! Buy this for others on a whim? Maybe.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Edition: E-book. I received this ARC in return for an honest review. Thank you!!!
Young Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Diverse. Mature Content. Mature Themes.
Expected publication: July 27th 2017 by Harlequin Teen.
Summary: I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.
India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.
But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…
-Summary from GoodReads.com