What If It's Us

  • Type: Books
  • By: Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Morgan D.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780062795250
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It was meant to be...wasn't it?

Silvera and Albertalli are two rising stars in young adult fiction. Albertalli is best known for Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (made into the romantic comedy Love, Simon), Silvera for his growing collection of slightly-darker queer teen fiction. Even as someone who loves a good rom-com, I admit that I'm a bigger fan of Silvera's genre-flipping work. And this is a perfect example of where the two authors overlap. In What If It's Us, two teens in New York meet accidentally, then meet again on purpose. It's cute, and awkward, one of them convinced that their whirlwind relationship is fated, the other one keeping his foot on the brakes. There aren't simple answers, and there isn't a simple ending, but the book remains charming and warm-hearted and realistic in a way teen romances rarely acheive.