Review: The Two Of Us (Andy Jones)

 

Genre: General Fiction

Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis:

Falling in love is the easy part. What matters most is what happens next…
Fisher and Ivy have been an item for a whole nineteen days. And they just know they are meant to be together. The fact that they know little else about each other is a minor detail. Over the course of twelve months, in which their lives will change forever, Fisher and Ivy discover that falling in love is one thing, but staying there is an entirely different story.
The Two of Us is a charming, honest and heart-breaking novel about life, love, and the importance of taking neither one for granted.

Review:

I initially picked up this book because I thought it was filled with sappy love stories of two people falling in love.

But it’s not. It’s even better than that. 

It’s the story of how falling in love in the most unconventional of ways and how it makes you love the person you’re with even more. The story was practical and realistic, reminds me of Jeffrey Euginides’ The Marriage Plot… Only this is a little less depressing.

I learnt how adult relationships are sometimes vulnerable and romance isn’t what is always contained in it. It’s wonderful in a sense that you know no relationships are ever perfect, and sometimes when you’re thrown into a messy situation, you don’t just up and leave. You make the best out of it. Seeing how the plot escalates pretty fast, I really enjoyed seeing the 2 main characters adjusting to their predicament and figuring things out.

Got some great advice about life from this book too: whatever hurdles comes your way, embrace it. 

 

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