Hvis det er os
Title: What If it’s Us
Author: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Published in English: 2018
Dansk titel: Hvis det er os
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: December 2018
Genre: LGBT, Romance & YA
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
Don’t Worry! I’m not actually setting the book on fire!
My expectations before reading this book was fucking high, excuse my language. Was I disappointed? Well kind of! Don’t get me wrong, the plot is very dreamy! However, when I think about what them two authors wrote; Becky Albertalli amazing Simon vs. the Homo sapiens agenda and Adam Silvera’s three amazing books: More Happy Than Not, History Is All You Left Me and by far the best They Both Die at the End, I just couldn’t believe that this is what I got.
The book was too long, way too long and I ended up with many breaks and the feeling of boredom. They set the bar high but failed to deliver. I had a bad feeling about this book even before I started reading. Besides the romance part, no real plot appears and the storyline becomes too ordinary.
There were a painful absence of chemistry between our two characters, it felt tacky and forced and sadly the story overall didn’t work for me. The characters seemed identical at first I simply couldn’t tell them apart; even though they had their separate characters, they sounded the same to me.
I’m sure many people will like this book seeing as its two major YA authors whom still has many years to entertain us readers with their fiction but maybe you should stick with being solo authors? Just a suggestion. I’m not a fan of the ending as well. Open endings are not my thing! I like full disclosures! Moreover, this ending is booming with possibilities of what might happen.