ARC/DRC Reviews

ARC Review: THE LAST TIME WE WERE US

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  • THE LAST TIME WE WERE US
  • Author: Leah Konen
  • Published: 10th May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780062402479
  • Read: April 6, 2016
  • Source: Ebook  | ARC
  • Rating: ♥♥♥

Liz Grant is about to have the summer of her life. She and her friend MacKenzie are getting invited to all the best parties, and with any luck, Innis Taylor, the most gorgeous guy in Bonneville, will be her boyfriend before the Fourth of July.

Local teen convict released early.

Jason Sullivan wasn’t supposed to come back from juvie. A million years ago, he was her best friend, but that was before he ditched her for a different crowd. Before he attacked Innis’s older brother, leaving Skip’s face burned and their town in shock.

“Everything is not what you think.”

Liz always found it hard to believe what they said about Jason, but all of Bonneville thinks he’s dangerous. If word gets out she’s seeing him, she could lose everything. But what if there’s more to that horrible night than she knows? And how many more people will get hurt when the truth finally comes out?

“You’re the one person who believes in me.”

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I received an advance digital reader’s copy but this does not affect or influence my review.

The book is a story of young love, the story of the things we assume is right for us when we’re not a child anymore and not yet an adult, a story of trials and errors we get to make when we’re young. This book reminded me the feeling of high school giddiness, this book will remind you how you used to make a big deal out of high school drama, how we once thought of ending up with someone we thought we wanted all along only to be woken up that there is so much more in life that the silly things we think too much about.

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I love how the story slowly unfolds, keeping the air of mystery. I had to stop because my face hurts from smiling too much. The characters played their part so well, although there was this one character, Veronica whom the author forgot to elaborate and didn’t payed attention to. I believe she could’ve played a better role in the story, it made me think what’s the point of mentioning and creating her in the first place. Also, I would’ve understand if the book has to end things hanging between her and Liz, but the author just never mentioned her again. The sequence of events were great, I like how it was all placed purposely and how it ended with closure. I even shed a tear (or two) with Skip and Lyla’s part.

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This is a recommended book perfect for summer reads!

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