Title: Something Like Gravity
Author: Amber Smith
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: June 18, 2019
Chris and Maia aren’t off to a great start.
A near-fatal car accident first brings them together, and their next encounters don’t fare much better. Chris’s good intentions backfire. Maia’s temper gets the best of her.
But they’re neighbors, at least for the summer, and despite their best efforts, they just can’t seem to stay away from each other.
The path forward isn’t easy. Chris has come out as transgender, but he’s still processing a frightening assault he survived the year before. Maia is grieving the loss of her older sister and trying to find her place in the world without her. Falling in love was the last thing on either of their minds.
But would it be so bad if it happened anyway?
Amber Smith has such a mesmeorizing way with words – I’m immediately enraptured and invested. Something Like Gravity is a beautiful love story between two people who are healing after their own personal tragedies. I thought Chris and Maia had some of the best chemistry I’ve ever read in YA. I was so invested in their relationship and I just loved seeing them spend time together and grow closer. Even beyond the romance, seeing each of them grow as people past their fears was so inspiring. There was definitely parts of the story that was hard to read (Chris’ assualt) but this is such an empowering story, that I will readily recommend this story to any and everyone without hesitation.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
“Some places are haunted by the things that happened there, but I believe there are other places that are haunted by ideas.”
“I always believed there was an infinite universe out there, and somehow, I was supposed to be part of it. At least, I tried very hard to believe that part. And for maybe the first time in my entire life, I was finally beginning to see a way to mae that happen.”
“But honesty is a lor prettier in theory.”
“And I realized then that Maia was never the right person at the wrong time, and she wasn’t the wring person and the right time. We were oth the right people, in exactly the right place, at exactly the right time.”
About the Author
Amber Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novelsThe Way I Used to Be, The Last to Let Go, and Something Like Gravity. Anadvocate for increased awareness of gendered violence, as well as LGBTQequality, she writes in the hopethat her books can help to foster change and sparkdialogue surrounding these issues. She grew up in Buffalo, New York, and nowlives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her partner and their ever-growing familyof rescued dogs and cats. You can find her online at AmberSmithAuthor.com
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