Thursday, December 28, 2017
Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle
What does it really mean to be kind . . . and why does it sometimes feel like the hardest thing in the world to do? High school senior Kendall, who just returned from a life-changing semester in Europe, and Max, who is drifting his way through a gap year before college, struggle with these questions when they witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holiday season. Racked with guilt, the two accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness to strangers. The challenge pulls these two teens, who have a history together from back home, closer and closer as they explore a vibrant city filled with other people’s stories and secrets.
Kendall and Max can’t deny their growing bond, even though they both have other romantic entanglements and uncertain futures. As the clock counts down on New Year’s Eve, will they find themselves together at midnight?
First of all, I love that this book is set around New Years in NYC, although I found myself wanting more of the New York feel. Most of the story was not focused on the magic of NYC during this time of the year like I wanted it to be. That being said, this was a sweet story. I liked the message of kindness, and how they made it their mission to spread kindness.
Of course the romance was a favorite part of the book as well. It was a slow, sweet (yet predictable) love story. The ending left me wanting more, and wanting to know where their future was going to take them.
This book switches between different characters’ viewpoints, and it is nice to get to read what each character is thinking. However, I would have preferred that this only happened with the main characters. Each person that they met along the way got a “chapter” where we had their point of view. While it added some to the story, I think it was unnecessary and confusing at times.
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.