What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Abertalli
Published October 9, 2018
Hardcover, 448 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 5/5 STARS
(Thanks to Netgalley & HarperTeen, I received an eARC)
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?
“I just think you’re meant to meet some people. I think the universe nudges them into your path.”
Honestly this quote just sums up this book perfectly! This book made me swoon, the feels… wow the feels. I just wanted everything from it and I got that and more. I love Adam Silvera, his books always hit right where it hurts. When I heard he was teaming up with Becky Abertalli how could I not immediately dive into it?!?! This book lived up to every ounce of hype out there. It was disgustingly cute (in the best possible way), and was just what I wanted.
It alternated between our main character’s points of view Ben and Arthur, which we all know I love! Words I would use to describe Ben: compassionate, pessimistic, over thinker, and hopeless romantic. Words I would use to describe Arthur: native, self centered, and hopeless romantic. I related to Ben every time he talked about not looking like his heritage and having his last name mispronounced. The side characters were just perfection! Dylan, Hudson, Harriet, Samantha, even Ethan and Jessie fit into the story so well.
All of the mentions of social media, Harry Potter, and Hamilton really made this book relatable! I love that sex was casually mentioned throughout the book in a nonchalant yet important way. All in all this book is a MUST READ, even if you aren’t the biggest fan of romance. It was just what you would expect from two talented writers teaming up!