REMIND ME HOW THIS ENDS BY GABRIELLE TOZER BOOK REVIEW:
It’s the summer after high school ends and everyone is moving on. Winning scholarships. Heading to uni. Travelling the world. Everyone except Milo Dark. Milo feels his life is stuck on pause. His girlfriend is 200km away, his mates have bailed for bigger things and he is convinced he’s missed the memo reminding him to plan the rest of his life. Then Layla Montgomery barrels back into his world after five years without so much as a text message.
As kids, Milo and Layla were family friends who shared everything – hiding out in her tree house, secrets made at midnight, and sunny afternoons at the river. But they haven’t spoken since her mum’s funeral. Layla’s fallen apart since that day. She pushed away her dad, dropped out of school and recently followed her on-again-off-again boyfriend back to town because she has nowhere else to go. Not that she’s letting on how tough things have been.
What begins as innocent banter between Milo and Layla soon draws them into a tangled mess with a guarantee that someone will get hurt. While it’s a summer they’ll never forget, is it one they want to remember?
A boy-meets-girl-again story from the award-winning author of The Intern and Faking It.
I got this book just after I myself had finished high school, and I found that this is a book incredibly needed as I myself was stuck in a 1) reading slump 2) in a HUGE state of ‘what do I do now’ and 3) because at that time, it was probably as relatable as it would ever be.
This book has your three main necessities needed from your typical OZ YA book: road trips, romance and kangaroos.
I saw a lot of myself in the character Milo, I don’t (and still don’t) know what to do after high school while all my friends go off and go to uni, I also would LOVE to work in a bookstore (who doesn’t though??) and I also found Layla to be a fun and intriguing character to read about, also found her to be a very strong, courageous and independent character which I admire in her.
Overall, I found this book to be very relatable, fast paced and raw. This book was everything I ever wished for it to be and certainly doesn’t disappoint! The characters development throughout the book was really inspiring. I recommend this book to everyone that loves boy-meets-girl (again) books and especially to those that have just finished high school and don’t know what to do next, THIS WILL INSPIRE YOU.
STAR RATING: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS
THANK YOU TO HARPER COLLINS AUSTRALIA FOR SENDING ME THIS NOVEL FOR AN HONEST REVIEW!
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