Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tonight the Streets Are Ours

There must be more to love, more than this.

When Arden stumbles upon the online musings of Peter, a young New York City writer, it feels to her that she's finally found a kindred spirit. His blog gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express and she's convinced that, if they met, he would understand her in a way that no one else does.

So she sets out on a road trip to find him.

During one crazy night in New York - the type of night when anything can happen and nearly everything does - Arden discovers that Peter isn't exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn't exactly who she thought she was either.excerpt from book

Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales is a standalone book about a girl finding herself. Firstly I have to mention that the titles to each chapter are very well thought of which makes reading the chapter more interesting because I will see how the content relates to the title. The font type for the chapter title is beautiful, same font as the title of the book. It certainly puts me in a good mood reading this book every time I look at the nice font.

I love that there are two parts to the book as you read you will realize why the author plotted the story that way. I thoroughly enjoyed both parts of the story very much each playing a different role for the main character. I like that the story started with a cliffhanger and then the plot slowly unfolds itself to reach that peak point. The first page itself have captured my attention well because the author has already inserted a point into your head and throughout the story you'll be searching for it. I also love that from that peak point the story continues to be exciting. There were some twist and turns which was delightful to read about. I would say that the author plotted the events of the story really well.

Now the characters in the book seems like mediocre people but I really like the main female character. Her personality was adorable, sweet and so kind, her reactions to situations were understandable and her interactions with her friends is just too cute. I would say that if I have a friend like her I would be so lucky. The side characters of the book is wonderfully suitable in supporting the main character and helps her progress well in the story. I felt that with the situations that happened to the main character, it changed her and allowed her to grow.

At the end of reading a book, I always ask myself did I learn anything and the answer to this book is yes, I've learnt much. It was a book about finding meaning in love, it's a good book about a young girl's perspective on it. Even though it's seems to be a young girl's view but I very much think that adults would think like that too. I truly love the message that the author is sending to the readers, it's very meaningful.  I highly recommend this book to young adult contemporary readers, you will definitely enjoy this book. Or if you're a reader who loves book on the topic of love, this is your cup of tea.

Below are some of the quotes that truly speaks to me when I read the book:

"but usually she went to the Internet to reassure herself that there was a whole world of people out there, living their lives just as she was living hers. Sometimes they had experiences like her own, and sometimes they had experiences that seemed completely bizzare, but either way, their mere existence made Arden feel less alone. No matter what time of day or night you go online, there are always countless other people there too," - page 55, line 17 to line 23

" It didn't seem right that somebody else's carelessness or selfishness could have such a huge impact on your life. Could destroy you. It didn't seem fair that your happiness was constantly at the mercy of everybody else." - page 155, line 7 to line 11

" Maybe loving somebody means simply they bring out the nest in you, and you bring out the best in them - so that, together, you are always the best possible versions of yourselves." page 342, line 7 to line 9

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