A few years after its publication, I finally got around to reading What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli. After reading it, I realized why it took me so long to get to it.
What If It’s Us tells, in alternating POVs, the story of the ultimate meet-cute. Ben and Arthur run into each other at a post office in New York. Ben is mailing things back to his ex-boyfriend and Arthur followed him into the post office, because he thought Ben was cute…duh. Sparks fly. A flash mob starts. They lose track of each other and spend the rest of the book trying to find each other. Cute right?
I love me some teen drama, but this was almost too much drama. I felt like no one in the book had any fun ever. But that is just me! I appreciated all of the Broadway allusions and the meet-cute was super cute, but I just wasn’t a huge fan of the book in general.
Also, I wish that the book alternated fonts with POVs. Sometimes, I lost track of whose POV it was supposed to be.
Maybe I am not the target audience for it and that is okay. Check it out because it might be for you!
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I’m feeling torn about reading this book. I liked ‘Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ but ‘Leah on the Offbeat’ was annoying and I’m just not sure Becky Albertalli is that great a writer overall. I might read it when I’m feeling depressed and in the mood for a light read without much substance.