This novel has been on my shelf for a couple of months and after the 10th appearance on a Best Of list, I was motivated to read it, finally. I found it to be charming, sweet, funny, interesting and magical. Needless to say, I was not disappointed at all.
This book about two high school kids who meet by chance in New York put my own rather average adult life in perspective. As Daniel wondered about the chain of events that gave him the courage to approach Natasha, I thought about all of my own decisions that led to major events in my life. How if I had turned down a different road, said yes instead of no, or stayed home when I took a chance at something, my life could be completely different. our lives seem so insular, the tunnel vision makes it easy to miss signs that may influence our lives towards happiness, love, good fortune, bad fortune, death, etc. That chance they took with each other, that made that one day so magical even though fictional, does give food for thought and helped me realize that every decision we make is important. You may think I am giving this book a little too much weight, but this is what I thought about as I finished reading this book. Especially with how the book ended with another chance meeting, fate dealing another hand.
Yes this book was sweet, thoughtful, funny and full of the innocence of young love, but there was a lot of weight to this book too. As an adult, I loved the hope and joy this book made me feel because at times I feel jaded and skeptical, but it also made me appreciate where I am in my own life and happy I am past the struggles of youth although I do still like reading about them. ❤❤❤❤❤
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