I always love copying links from Goodreads because, sometimes, you end up with a book that had an alternate title in the beginning. It kind of makes me laugh a bit because sometimes you really get some insight into the publisher’s thought process. Time of Our Lives by Emily Webberly and Austin Siegmund-Broka was initially called As We Go Forth. Not an inherently bad title, but definitely not one that makes you eager to jump at reading a book.

I’ve digressed somewhat, but I have to say that this book doesn’t really sell itself to me. It’s too real and therefore, for me, too boring. I’m not really all that invested, thus far, in the characters and their potential romance. So, ultimately, I’ll be passing on this one. Though, as a departing thought, I love her outfit. This cover is actually pretty amazing.

time of our livesA boy desperate to hold on, a girl ready to let go.

Fitz 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 out.

When 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

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What are your thoughts?
Do you like the cover?
Are you invested in the college-related plot?
Which title do you like best, the original or the published one?
Let me know!

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