ARC Book Review: Where You’ll Find Me

Where You'll Find Me CoverBook: Where You’ll Find Me by Erin Fletcher

Expected Publication is January 7, 2014 by Entangled Teen|Expected Number Of Pages: 190

Where I Got It: from Entangled Teen, which hasn’t influenced my review.  Promise!

Series: None

Genre: YA Contemporary

You can find Where You’ll Find Me on goodreads & Erin Fletcher on Twitter

Goodreads Summary: When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape methods (vodka, black hair dye, and pretending the past didn’t happen) are more traditional, but who is she to judge?

Nate doesn’t tell her why he’s in her garage, and she doesn’t tell him what she’s running from. Soon, Hanley’s trading her late-night escapades for all-night conversations and stolen kisses. But when Nate’s recognized as the missing teen from the news, Hanley isn’t sure which is worse: that she’s harboring a fugitive, or that she’s in love with one.

Where You’ll Find Me is such an interesting book!  I liked it, and I liked Hanley’s story.  By the way, I love the name Hanley- it really seems to fit her!

Initially, I wasn’t sure about Where You’ll Find Me.  It was very obvious that something big was the reason why Hanley acted the way she did, and in the end, we learn why she’s acted the way she did. Including acting like things were fine, even though they weren’t fine.  And Nate’s story!  It wasn’t what I was expecting at all, but I liked that they found a friend in each other- someone who understands what the other was going through.  I felt for both Hanley and Nate, but it was Nate who I really felt for.

I think a big reason why I wasn’t sure about Where You’ll Find Me is that the beginning is a bit on the cliché side.  But it was how the story unraveled that made me really like this book, especially the last few chapters.  Once you learn more about Hanley, you understand why she’s doing what she’s doing.

I would have liked to see more of Hanley’s relationship with her sister and her parents.  I did like how her relationship with her sister changed by the end of the book, and how her parents came through for her at the end of the book, but I think I would have liked to see a few glimpses of what her relationship with them was like before everything happened.  Seeing what her life was like before everything happened would have been a nice contrast to how things are for now.  At least for me.

Final Thoughts:

I did like Where You’ll Find Me, and I’m looking forward to reading more books by Erin Fletcher!  I liked that Hanley came to accept that things weren’t fine and that she started to accept what happened.  I liked that she and Nate have this really strong bond, and that they had someone they could talk to. Where You’ll Find Me gets 3 stars.

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