BOOK REVIEW: People We Meet on Vacation
by Emily Henry
ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):
Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read comes a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.
Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.
Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.
Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.
Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?
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This is my first Emily Henry book. I’ve seen this one and Beach Read a lot on social media.
People We Meet on Vacation is a very light-hearted romantic comedy. The story goes back and forth between this year’s summer vacation with best friends Poppy and Alex and each summer vacation they took together over the last decade. With each summer vacation story we get an update on their lives in between the trips and how they ended up where they are when this year’s vacation started.
I didn’t quite think it lived up to the hype, but it’s a cute story. Easy reading. Enjoyable if you like romcoms.