- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 33 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Harlequin Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: September 5, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071H1FC9Q
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If There's No Tomorrow Audiobook – Unabridged
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I loved these characters. Lena is a book nerd who reads more than she talks to people. Her group of friends have dragged her into the world of the living by getting her to play volleyball and hang out with them. Her very best friend, the boy next door, Sebastian is her secret love. She's looking forward to her senior year and thinking about her tomorrows. Her relationship with her father is nonresistant. Her live is normal. I'm amazed how well this author captures the voice of a high school girl with a secret love and a love of books.
And then there is Sebastian. He plays football but it's really his father that wants that. Popular and talented, everyone is friends with him but his best friend is the girl next door who he met when they were eight. He sneaks in her room at night and they talk. They will always be best friends. But what I love the most about Sebastian is his understanding, his compassion because when his very best friend needs him he's there despite her pushing him away.
I love the rest of the gang too. Megan, Abbi and Dary all make this pack of friends that are quirky and fun. From the lectures to get Lena a boyfriend to the dragging her out from behind the pages of books, I loved them all.
Lena's family felt real too. From her sister away at college, to her mother trying to hold them together and the distant father that just was, well distant. It all rang true.
Then there is the story. This book will suck you in quickly but you know something is coming. The prologue lets you know that. So I read on the edge of my seat, waiting. And of course, it hit me unexpectedly. There I was laying in an emotional mess when I realized what happened. What this story is really about. The pain felt real because they were friends to me.
I admit to taking a lot longer than I normally would to finish this book. I needed to take it in chunks after that. It's emotional and heartbreaking. I wanted to crawl inside the covers of the book and pull people together for hugs. But whenever I put it down to take a break, it called me back. I read a chapter at lunch or another before bed. I couldn't stay away long. I needed to know.
And just as there are no easy answers in life, so this book worked through life to find a place of normal again. A place where there could be hope again. But still the promise of a tomorrow is never a guarantee and this book captures that very well.
While this book is emotional, I wouldn't miss it for the world. It hit me hard but it was also healing in a real sense. It's the kind of book that speaks across age, gender and every other possible difference we might have. It speaks of life. It speaks of healing.
Do not miss it.
I was SO right.
But, despite the fact that I had the book in my hand for a few weeks before I actually started reading it, I did love it. Lena's a book fan who has a large circle of friends including three best girl friends and one best guy friend. She's a moderately good volleyball player, a good student and has a great mom (although, her dad is another story). She worries about all the typical things 17-year-old girls worry about - what college will she go to and what will she study? How could she have let that guy kiss her last month? And why does she have to have feelings for her best guy friend Sebastian?
Then, one choice on one night changes her world in a tragic way.
I think, for me, one of the things about this book that made it especially emotional is that everything that happens to Lena has happened to other teens in America countless times over. Perhaps not always with the same outcome, but kids grapple with the choices Lena faced, and I'm sure they make the same one. I want my daughter to read this book when she gets to high school, and I hope she makes some sort of connection with the characters and uses it as a reference if she finds herself in a similar situation.
Never fear all you romance lovers out there - despite the deep and heavy subject matter, there is plenty of romance in If There's No Tomorrow to sink your teeth into. Things between Sebastian and Lena develop at such a great pace. The romance never seems to be thrown in there in a haphazard way, as romances sometimes seem when they're overshadowed by the larger story arc. Lena's way of dealing with what happened remains always at the forefront, and how her relationship with Sebastian develops is shaped because of that larger story arc. It's as it should be, even if it is incredibly frustrating to read at times.
If There's No Tomorrow is told entire from Lena's POV. In some of Jen Armentrout's previous books, she's gone back later and posted on her website portions of her books written from the guy's POV. I would LOVE to get some of that here. There's no doubt that this is entirely Lena's journey, so it's only right that it be told all by her. But, there are some parts of the story, that I would've loved to have known what was going through Sebastian's head. That would be an amazing extra.
I'm a huge Jen Armentrout fan. She's so versatile - able to write emotional YA contemporary one month and adult romantic suspense the next. And she does them all so very well. If There's No Tomorrow will gut you and frustrate you. It will make you cry and make you smile a little from time to time too. And it's one that will stay with you for a long time.
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