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As We Go Forth A Boy Desperate To Hold On, A Girl Ready To Let GoFitz Holton Waits In Fear For The Day His Single Mother S Early Onset Alzheimer S Starts Stealing Her Memory He S Vowed To Stay Close To Home To Care For Her In The Years To Come Never Mind The Ridiculous College Tour She S Forcing Him On To Visit Schools Where He Knows He Ll Never Go Juniper Ramirez Is Counting Down The Days Until She Can Leave Home, A Home Crowded With Five Younger Siblings And Zero Privacy Against The Wishes Of Her Tight Knit Family, Juniper Plans Her Own College Tour Of The East Coast With One Goal Get OutWhen Fitz And Juniper Cross Paths On Their First College Tour In Boston, They Re At Odds From The Moment They Meet While Juniper S Dying To Start A New Life Apart For Her Family, Fitz Faces The Sacrifices He Must Make For His Their Relationship Sparks A Deep Connection In Each Other S Eyes, They Glimpse Alternate Possibilities Regarding The First Big Decision Of Their Adult Lives Time Of Our Lives Is A Story Of Home And Away, Of The Wonder And Weight Of Memory, Of Outgrowing Fears And Growing Into The Future ARC received from Texas Teen Book Festival Wow I was not emotionally prepared for this.I ve been gorging on YA contemporary romance over the last two years Like, oh my god McDonald s fries are best fries gorging So when I read IF I M BEING HONEST my first taste of Wibbroka earlier this year, it had a lot of competition Yet, it easily became my top favorite.Now NOW Pretty sure Austin and Emily had a Hulk glow up just so they could grab my arms and rip me in half I m THAT TORN WHICH BOOK IS SUPPOSED TO BE MY FAVORITE NOW To preface this review I ve now read all three Wibbroka books After IIBH I had to pick up ALWAYS NEVER YOURS FYI, if you haven t yet you re a criminal Is it equally as brilliant as IIBH Yes Scratch that OBVIOUSLY Both books set my expectations high for TIME OF OUR LIVES, to the point where I was worried How could these co authors top such complex characters, deep relationships, squee worthy romance, and especially perfect pacing Not to mention I m a sucker for unapologetic girls who grow and change for no one but themselves How would Wibbroka smack me into fangirl mode again Surely there s a limit to so much talent.Yeah, no TIME OF OUR LIVES proves that WIBBROKA HAVE NO LIMITS OKAY I AM AT PEAK ENTHUSIASM GFWUGFOWHFOIWH ahem Tonally, TIME OF OUR LIVES is different from their first two books It is serious and fearless in its approach to a teen s transition into college As a college grad, I can say that TOOL fully captures the very real emotions the ones I personally did and didn t anticipate surrounding separating from family, and how growing up can feel like both a blessing and a curse Fitz and Juniper represent two extremes fear of change and desperation for independence The way they teach each other the merits of the very future they fear is, oddly, heartbreakingly comforting The book prioritizes acceptance of change over romance, though the characters don t deprive themselves of love They simply recognize the need to make choices about their own lives that they won t regret They relinquish the rest to fate Serendipity And they have good luck with that Naturally, Wibbroka s signature humor and chemistry between the main characters is present But I was pleasantly surprised to find myself rooting for the familial relationships as much as I did the romance Romance and family are treated with the same weight It takes a talented writer to pull that off, especially in a contemporary romance These two are a masterclass in characterizing secondary characters Writers, do you feel that Pillsbury poke That s me telling you to READ THIS BOOK.Oh, did I mention the ending was perfect Because it was I guess my point is that Wibbroka are the most reliable authors I ve ever read Every book is consistently page flippy and guaranteed to make whatever book you read next pale in comparison For me, they re now brand name authors I don t need to read the premise of whatever they write next They ve proven their worth three times over My money is as good as theirs. Originally published on The Nerd Daily Review by Mimi KoehlerTime Of Our Lives follows young Juniper and Fitz who are both about to graduate, with very differing future perspectives Fitz fears college and everything that it encompasses mainly leaving his mother who s diagnosed with early Alzheimer s Fitz is running against the clock, trying to figure out a way to make his mother understand why he wants to stay close to home, while she s trying to get him to consider colleges farther away and to live his life without worrying about her Juniper s the exact opposite She is constantly reprimanded by her argumentative aunt, always somehow in trouble for what her younger siblings get up to, Juniper can t wait to get as far away from home as humanly possible When Juniper and Fitz meet, each on their own college tour, two worlds collide.At odds from the very first moment, neither seems to be able to understand the other Fitz questions why Juniper would ever want to leave her family whereas Juniper doesn t understand why Fitz would take on all that responsibility for a future that might not materialise until years down the line What they both begin to realise though is that sometimes, circumstances can t be what you want them to be, and sometimes, they re exactly what you need without knowing it.You know that feeling when you re reading a story with two point of views and can t wait for one to be over so you can read about your favourite character again Yeah, this wasn t the case here I was equally invested in both Fitz s and Juniper s individual journey and even gladder when their paths collided Fitz s storyline, especially was such a refreshing one to find in young adult contemporary Instead of being selfishly ignorant of other s needs, Fitz feels compelled to sacrifice his future to keep his mother safe and happy Even his stilted relationship with his brother Lewis was beautifully explored and showed that sometimes, by trying to protect the people we love, we end up hurting them But this is a book filled with second chances, with realising that family comes first but doesn t mean that you yourself aren t important, too Both Fitz and Juniper learn from each other and end up becoming better versions of themselves by showing what the other might not see because they re too close to their family.Sure, there were some awkward YA sentences thrown into the mix about how the guy isn t aware of how hot he really is and the girl does seem to be getting over her relationship way too quickly considering she wanted to spent her future with another guy, but that still didn t take my enjoyment of the story away.All in all, this was a wonderful contemporary about two people anticipating and fearing their futures and coming to grips with the realities of having to leave their home to build their own identity away from the places they ve grown up in I d recommend this to anyone who is about to graduate and has some existential fears about leaving those they love to figure out who they themselves are A beautiful story about what it means to grow up, grow apart and find the way back to the ones you love. I totally respect what this book is trying to do And what, I imagine, it will successfully do for many readers It just didn t quite work for me.This is such a great representation of the mixed emotions young people I was young once feel going into the next stage ie, post high school of their lives The momentum that pushes them forward to escape their current situation overbearing family, no room to be yourself, too much responsibility at too young an age, etc and the reluctance to go too far afield family obligations, health, anxiety, worry, etc These characters were perfect representations of those, often conflicting though sometimes singular, feelings I felt it.But overall, no matter how great the writing, how stunning some of the turns of phrase, this was a story very character focused, and I just couldn t love them So this was a mixed bag, but also a strong read These authors are definitely talented, and not writing the same story in each release thank goodness for that , but this was also not what I got from IF I M BEING HONEST and maybe, in part, that s also contributing to some disappointment Even though I said different things are great And they are If you ve enjoyed this duo before, I think you ll like this, too Maybe not as much, maybe Who is to say What I can say, though, is even though I didn t love it, I ll continue to read whatever they put out Full review to come I received an ARC from the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review. Not their finest cover but I love the title I love the old title even As Forth We Go

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