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Field Notes on Love i wish that this book which takes place nearly in its entirety on a train hadtrains in it.similarly, i wish that this book, which follows two characters on a cross country trip, felttravel y.i also wish it felt longer and the characters and their relationship felt deeper and less rushed.evidently i wish a lot of things but this was still pretty good.bottom line quick and fluffy i read it in like 3 hours it s summertime, baby, whatcould you want pre reviewi i wish that this book which takes place nearly in its entirety on a train hadtrains in it.similarly, i wish that this book, which follows two characters on a cross country trip, felttravel y.i also wish it felt longer and the characters and their relationship felt deeper and less rushed.evidently i wish a lot of things but this was still pretty good.bottom line quick and fluffy i read it in like 3 hours it s summertime, baby, whatcould you want pre reviewi like road trips and i like trains and i like the idea of a book that combines the two very much thanks why did i cry so much while reading this one SO CUTE just what my spring contemporary craving heart needed. Everything about this book is cute the characters, story, writing, themes and even the conflicts It was my first book from this author and I regret not having tried her sooner She gets what it s like to be a teenager in love and someone who is lost and in need of finding themselves The premise is also extremely cute Hugo s girlfriend breaks up with him after having planned a whole trip they were supposed to leave on together and Hugo is left with two choices he either forgets everything ab Everything about this book is cute the characters, story, writing, themes and even the conflicts It was my first book from this author and I regret not having tried her sooner She gets what it s like to be a teenager in love and someone who is lost and in need of finding themselves The premise is also extremely cute Hugo s girlfriend breaks up with him after having planned a whole trip they were supposed to leave on together and Hugo is left with two choices he either forgets everything about this trip or he finds someone with the same name as his ex to unlock all the reservations made under her name I couldn t get enough of Hugo and Mae s interactions They are meeting under strange circumstances but meeting nonetheless and maybe sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and do something a little bit bizarre to experience something new, refreshing and much needed Maybe that s how you grow and develop your character Maybe that s how you find yourself There is nothing about this story that made me roll my eyes or shake my head in exasperation It is not clich or cheesy, despite the love at first sight vibe the premise may give you I don t have strong negative points to make about this story It s true that it s a simple story with topics and elements that have been explored before It s also true that it s shorter than your typical contemporary But I just had a great time reading it and that s all I was hoping for.Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin When Hugo Wilkinson s girlfriend Margaret unexpectedly breaks up with him, he s left with a broken heart and an extra ticket for the trip of a lifetime they d planned to take together between high school and college It would be a grand adventure and an opportunity for Hugo to get out of his siblings shadow for a bit As one of the famed Surrey sextuplets, there s very little he gets to do on his own Hugo would be happy to travel alone, but there s a catch Margaret booked the nonrefundable, no When Hugo Wilkinson s girlfriend Margaret unexpectedly breaks up with him, he s left with a broken heart and an extra ticket for the trip of a lifetime they d planned to take together between high school and college It would be a grand adventure and an opportunity for Hugo to get out of his siblings shadow for a bit As one of the famed Surrey sextuplets, there s very little he gets to do on his own Hugo would be happy to travel alone, but there s a catch Margaret booked the nonrefundable, nontransferable tickets for their cross country American rail adventure in her name, which means if the trip is going to happen, he needs to find another Margaret Campbell What follows is a story of chance, friendship, coming out of your shell, and into your own while maybe finding love on the way Part coming of age story, part romance, part travel adventure, wholly absorbing absolutely adorable but with so much heart Wasted my time First let me explain about the 2 stars.A star for the unbelievably happy unrealistic young adult romance book perfect characters We all wish for people like these in our lives Another star for those 2 perfect pages on what the book is supposed to be Those pages when Mae actually interviews a woman in the train about life and love Otherwise the rest 99% of the book is pure cheesy, young adult insta love, all over each other, we cannot live without each other kind of stuff till Wasted my time First let me explain about the 2 stars.A star for the unbelievably happy unrealistic young adult romance book perfect characters We all wish for people like these in our lives Another star for those 2 perfect pages on what the book is supposed to be Those pages when Mae actually interviews a woman in the train about life and love Otherwise the rest 99% of the book is pure cheesy, young adult insta love, all over each other, we cannot live without each other kind of stuff till the last page of happily ever after of two 18 year olds who met each other by chance What are the odds Mae is someone who knows what she wants Yet she is in a relationship with someone who she knows she doesn t want to be with at the beginning of the story She is judgemental and pessimistic and really unlikable.And just like that when she knows she is going on a trip she left him just like that With no explanations And then there is Hugo, one of the sextuplets.He wants to be somewhere alone, exploring things, needs to stay away from his siblings for a while and see how life is different apart from being as one of the sextuplets.He gets dumped by his girlfriend at the beginning of the story.The thing is that they booked tickets with her name And all he has to do is to find someone with a similar name to make the trip happen.So that s how they meet.Then insta love happens.Then nothing much happens.Then cheesiness happens until the 100th something page.And I actually thought the story is about to change for good Those two pages on actual Field Notes On Love happened when Mae interviews a couple they meet during the train ride The questions asked and the answers given are truly life endearing And I really started believing that this book is going to be one of my fav reads BUTPISS..It goes back to being cheesy.Then being too cheesyAnd nothing much than only beingcheesy till the last line Damn, those two pages were so valuable and perfect.Had it gone that line for the rest of the book, it would have been so damn good Had it been a little different how it ended and actually have moved towards how the characters viewed their lives as they had At the beginning it would have been better But nothing changed.It is all about meeting a good looking boy for the girl And a good looking girl for the boy And just insta love happened and last for them till the end of the story Sadly, that s all.The characters were fun to begin the book with But they were like all high, rather too happy and pumped up, too desperate for finding a love interest for the main characters.I tried my best to like this one But meh I have read enough YA books to last a lifetime for such rerepeats.I appreciate the understanding parents and the siblings, the respective confidantes of each, the supposedly strong independent characters who have a different dream of their own having two guys as parents and how a family with sextuplets struggles.But it seems like it is trying too hard to be sweet and good that I cannot bear it at all I kept on reading with the single hope of reading another Field Notes On Love towards the end butsadly, it never happened.And trust me you wouldn t miss out on much if you don t pick up this one A repeat of When Dimple Met Rishi I want to say But that book seems a lot better than this one The cover looks so good though Rounded up as of 3 18 I was looking forward to reading a new Jennifer E Smith novel, but I didn t expect to love this as much as I did From the cross country train journey, to the personal journeys both Mae and Hugo go on which really resonated with me , I just genuinely fell hard for this story. Having just been dumped by his girlfriend, British born Hugo is still determined to take his last hurrah before college train trip across the United States One snag the companion ticket is already booked under the name of his ex, Margaret Campbell Nontransferable, no exceptionsEnter the new Margaret C Mae for short , an aspiring filmmaker with big dreams After finding Hugo s spare ticket offer online, she s convinced it s the perfect opportunity to expand her horizonsWhen the two meet, the attraction is undeniable, and both find than they bargained for As Mae pushes Hugo to explore his dreams for his future, he ll encourage her to channel a new, vulnerable side of her art But when life off the train threatens the bubble they ve created for themselves, will they manage to keep their love on track 3.5 stars I loved how straightforward and pure and lovely the writing and the romance were in this one And the train setting was SO fun Honestly, this was the cutest premise, executed really well. Once again I find myself in awe of the book gods And grateful I was going to pass on this book Last week my head and heart were swimming with indecision on what to read next On a whim, I picked this one up from my read later pile and BOOM I was swept into a beautiful, made my heart thump and flip, romantic read Field Notes on Love is a journey One we all take to discover who we are and what we want to be in this world A path that is different for all of us I am SO happy I jumped aboar Once again I find myself in awe of the book gods And grateful I was going to pass on this book Last week my head and heart were swimming with indecision on what to read next On a whim, I picked this one up from my read later pile and BOOM I was swept into a beautiful, made my heart thump and flip, romantic read Field Notes on Love is a journey One we all take to discover who we are and what we want to be in this world A path that is different for all of us I am SO happy I jumped aboard It brought back memories and inspired new dreams in me Come see where this journey takes you ALL ABOARD Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E Smith tells the story of two individuals about to set off for college For one, that path is not going as planned and for the other, unfortunately, the plan is going exactly according to plan Both are in need of a detour though Hugo, a charming and adorable British lad, is about to head off to university with his five brothers and sisters Yes, I said FIVE Hugo is a sextuplet Quite famous across the pond actually for that very reason for being in a pack He loves his family, but right now he just wants to see if he can do it on his own It s hard to find yourself when you re always surrounded Hugo is definitely in need of an adventure away from his family But plans for a train trip across America with his girlfriend, Margaret Campbell, have suddenly derailed She dumped him And all of the reservations and nonrefundable tickets were made in her name So what Hugo really needs right now is another Margaret Campbell.This is where Mae, full name Margaret Campbell, enters the picture in a fate is oh so funny kind of way Her dreams of attending film school have just been shattered Well not completely shattered Mae got into USC, but not in the film program A movie she thought was perfect for getting her noticed and accepted fell flat Why She needs something new to shake up her film making and her heart Sooo she answers a crazy ad looking for a Margaret Campbell travel buddy for a cross country train trip A trip with a stranger A boy A cute British boy Haha.Let the fun and romance begin I loved this book Ms Smith put two strong, likable characters in a small, cozy train compartment and let the magic whirl, stir, and inspire I liked and connected and felt for Mae and Hugo at first sight All the characters found a home in my heart actually Priyanka, the dads, Nana, and all the siblings especially Alfie and his big mouth But the star and focus of this book was the chemistry and warmth between Hugo and Mae It was immediate You ll feel that connection click at word one between them The way they talked, touched, trusted and allowed themselves to fall so completely was beautiful I was swept right in As the train moved across the land, Hugo and Mae created a sweet, cozy bubble where they talked through the night, held hands, laughed, snored, counted freckles, and shared so much of each other I adored watching these two fall in love You have to meet Hugo and Mae and their fellow travelers There are so many love stories here The train plays a huge part of the love actually The train s movement, schedule, and people all added to the magic It swayed, rocked, rattled and charmed its way into my heart along with Hugo and Mae I could have stayed in that train bubble forever In the hallway, a door opens and voices call out to each other But in here, it s quiet, just the sound of their breathing and the roar of the train underneath it all They could be anywhere and nowhere, but they ve somehow found themselves here, and she s suddenly grateful for it, all of it, for the extra ticket and the way it brought them together despite everything, the bigness of the world and the unlikeliness of a moment like this And even though Hugo and Mae spent much of the book in an enclosed train or hotel room, this story felt BIG Their journey opened their eyes to new places and people and feelings And dreams I loved how these two pushed each other to ask the hard questions and fight for what they want The world is a big place and Mae and Hugo are just getting started Their excitement and energy moves through this story with force and magic Pure magic It s the best word for what I felt here with Hugo and Mae I cried and swooned and rooted for Mae and Hugo and the love they found But can they hold on to that love Are they meant to Some love stories are short and sweet.You are going to have to climb on board to find out You ll be happy you did You might find yourself falling hard fast, daydreaming of faraway places, and in need of a pizza ASAP Haha.You ll see.Highly recommended Quote taken from ARC


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