Field Notes on Love Smith Jennifer E PDF
“Utterly romantic.” –Jenny Han, NYT bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
The bestselling author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight returns with a meet-cute romance about Hugo and Mae, two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that will teach them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.
It’s the perfect idea for a romantic week together: traveling across America by train.
But then Hugo’s girlfriend dumps him. Her parting gift: the tickets for their long-planned last-hurrah-before-uni trip. Only, it’s been booked under her name. Nontransferable, no exceptions.
Mae is still reeling from being rejected from USC’s film school. When she stumbles across Hugo’s ad for a replacement Margaret Campbell (her full name!), she’s certain it’s exactly the adventure she needs to shake off her disappointment and jump-start her next film.
A cross-country train trip with a complete stranger might not seem like the best idea. But to Mae and Hugo, both eager to escape their regular lives, it makes perfect sense. What starts as a convenient arrangement soon turns into something more. But when life outside the train catches up to them, can they find a way to keep their feelings for each other from getting derailed?
“One of the loveliest, most touching romances of 2019 thus far that gets at the nature of something deeply buried in all of our hearts.” —Entertainment Weekly
“This warm, romantic, never overly sentimental story is told with humor and heart….A deeply satisfying read about a life-changing journey full of poignant moments.” –Kirkus, starred review
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From Field Notes on Love
From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Eighteen-year-old Hugo Wilkerson is one of the famous sixtuplets born in Surrey, England, where his childhood has been a series of publicity events. Now he is ambivalent about starting school at the local university, which has given the Wilkerson siblings a full scholarship in exchange for ongoing interviews. When Hugo’s girlfriend, Margaret, breaks up with him, she urges him to go without her on the cross-country train trip they had planned in America. Because the tickets are in her name and non-transferable, he posts an ad online looking for another Margaret Campbell to be his travel companion. When Mae, an aspiring filmmaker from New York, and rising freshman at the University of Southern California, sends Hugo a short film in response, she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. The two teenagers meet at New York City’s Penn Station as awkward strangers, and set out on a week-long adventure across the country that brings them joy and heartache. Smith’s novel is a feel-good, page-turning romance. The charming British characteristics of Hugo contrast humorously with Mae’s tough-girl New York grit, making delightful drama. The author explores what it means to seek independence, while still clinging to childhood comforts. The intriguing backdrop of train travel gives the story a nostalgic mood, perfect for the soul-searching that the two teens engage in. VERDICT A highly readable and enjoyable choice for libraries serving teens, especially those with a demand for literary romance.—Karin Greenberg, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, NY
A Junior Library Guild Selection
“Romance novels can titillate, inspire, intoxicate, and more—but then sometimes they reach in and touch something essential in you. Jennifer E. Smith’s Field Notes on Love is a YA romance that does just that….[it] is one of the loveliest, most touching romances of 2019 thus far that gets at the nature of something deeply buried in all of our hearts.” —Entertainment Weekly
“This warm, romantic, never overly sentimental story is told with humor and heart….A deeply satisfying read about a life-changing journey full of poignant moments.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Hugo and Mae’s alternating viewpoints are rich and introspective, and this will appeal to any teen that appreciates a thoughtful love story.” —Booklist
Field Notes on Love Smith Jennifer E PDF