Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango & Tyler Terrones
I’d been watching the ceiling fan spin all morning, listening to the clickity-clack of its off-kilter rotation.
Here, There, Everywhere is a sweet, feel-good wholesome read. It is also a slow and predictable read. A solid and safe read which I think will enhance its appeal to a wide audience. But it is also written without risk and includes a sprinkle of moral ‘preaching’.
As we continued down the hall, I could hear the piano. My heart skipped a beat and I felt a quick rush of adrenaline.
The characters are one-dimensional, stereotypical and forgettable, which is unfortunate as the story, having no plot, is very character driven.
It had been exactly forty-seven days since Mom had uprooted me and my little brother, Grub from our lifelong home in Chicago…
The themes, (which include adjusting and adapting to a new town, absent parent, following your dreams, first love, autism spectrum disorder, dementia, dealing with death) are touched on so briefly that they hardly make an impact.
Title: Here, There, Everywhere
Author: Julia Durango & Tyler Terrones
Publication Date: 19 December 2017
Source: Review copy
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Zeus would rather be anywhere than here—Buffalo Falls—the tiny town his family moved to at the end of the school year. Having left all his friends back in Chicago and with nothing to look forward to except helping out at his mother’s café and biking around town with his weird little brother, Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life.
But then he meets Rose—funny, beautiful, smart, and an incredible musician.
Zeus can hardly believe that someone like her exists, let alone seems interested in being with him. However, while Zeus is counting down the minutes until he can see her next, Rose is counting down the days until she finds out whether she will be able to leave their small town to pursue her dreams. As the afternoons spent going on local adventures pass into nights discussing their deepest hopes, Zeus knows that he doesn’t have long to convince Rose that what they have is more than a summer fling…if only he’s brave enough to seize the chance. — Abstract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received a complimentary advanced copy of this book does not influence my policy to write an honest review.
Disclaimer: The quotes appear in my review copy and may not appear in the final version.