Title: Field Notes on Love
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: March 5, 2019
“You ran away and fell in love with a boy on a train,” he says, his voice full of wonder. Then he laughs. “Nana would be so proud.”
This was so perfect I just was so captivated by every interaction and moment that Hugo and Mae shared and my heart feels all full and giddy.
While yes this is a romance, I feel like at its core it’s a story about self discover. Hugo is trying to find out who he is apart from his siblings and Mae is trying to find herself in her films. Both are trying to become braver by being vulnerable and it was just beautiful. And the family focus is incredible. I loved seeing Hugo with his siblings and how he struggles to define himself while still longing to being part of a group. And Mae’s dads and Nana were lovely and kind.
I don’t know what else to say besides this just made me so happy. I didn’t want to put this down for a second and I know that if I’m ever feeling down, this would be an excellent pick me up.