Sunday, March 13, 2016

Review : Emmy & Oliver

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
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Purchase Link : Amazon
Pages: 352
Published June 23rd 2015 by HarperTeen


Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.


Emmy and Oliver were childhood friends until Oliver's father kidnapped him. Fast Forward ten years and Oliver is no longer that small frail child before. Now he has to live life differently from which he grew up and this is the story of what comes after. Showing the impact and how it changed the life of everyone around him.

I enjoyed this story. Its pretty much what you'd expect in a contemporary book. I loved getting to see the back flashes of what happend them and seeing how they got past things. I thought it was interesting seeing how Emmy was affected by the kidnapping, seeing how her family would treat her after it happened. This is a story about growing up, getting past tragedies and learning to live after. I honestly thought it was interesting getting Oliver's perspective on what happened and how he was dealing with things. Overall it's a nice story.

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