Title: What If It’s Us
Author: Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Genre: Ya, Contemporary
Rating: 5 Stars
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third? What if Arthurtries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough? What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play? But what if it is?
*An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
WOW!! I FREAKING LOVED IT!! This book was so amazing! I smiled so much while reading.This story is adorable, and it’s so sweet.The character’s were realistic and refreshing,even the side character’s were really well developed. I was sooo excited when I found out Becky and Adam were writing a book together, and it was everything I thought it would be.There’s love,humor,awkwardness and some angst.Also this book has great representation, and diverse character’s.
Arthur is a boy from Georgia who is spending his summer in NYC working as an intern at his mother’s law firm. I love him soo much. He is a theater nerd referencing Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton multiple times during this book which made my fan girl heart soar. Arthur has never had a boyfriend before, so we get to see him have his first relationship and it’s so adorable. He is just to precious.
Ben is a light skinned Puerto Rican stuck in summer school with his ex-boyfriend Hudson.He is heart broken when he first meets Arthur at the post office and doesn’t stick around. His family dynamics is so sweet, his parents are super supportive.
Dylan has to be hands down the greatest best friend ever! He dose not shy away from joking around or being close with Ben. He is supportive and kind, every scene with him just melted my heart.
There romance is just so pure,they fanboy over Harry Potter,Hamilton and the Sims together. I felt it was really relatable, there relationship wasn’t perfect but they talked about things and worked on it together.
I Highly recommend this book !! This book was everything I hoped for and more.
I am now motivated to pick up Adam’s other books !!!