Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
Summary: "Recklessly loyal. That’s how seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley has always thought of herself. Caring for her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But lately she’s grown resentful of everyone—including her needy best friend and her absent mom—taking her loyalty for granted. Then Arden stumbles upon a website called Tonight the Streets Are Ours, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, who gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express. He seems to get her in a way that no one else does, and he hasn’t even met her. Until Arden sets out on a road trip to find him. During one crazy night out in New York City filled with parties, dancing, and music—the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does—Arden discovers that Peter isn’t exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn’t exactly who she thought she was, either."
Review: Tonight the Streets Are Ours' summary really reeled me in and so when I received the book I was SUPER excited to read it. It was definitely a book that didn't disappoint because everything about it was just.... great! The best thing about this book is that I feel like every single person can in some way relate to Arden because we all feel that way about someone... like you are the one that's constantly giving but almost never receiving, maybe not as much as Arden but possibly a couple experiences in life.
Then there's Lindsey and Peter, both adding so much more to the story. Although Lindsey isn't the main character she also changes a lot throughout the story. Whereas Arden learns to treat herself, Lindsey learns to appreciate Arden more. Then there's Peter. In order to not give anything away I'll just start with what I first thought of him. I honestly saw Peter as a super cool, nice guy that would fit well with Arden. *scroll down for spoilers*
This Book Contains: love, heartbreak, truth, friendship, life
Cover: 100000000000/ 10 (I'm going to be honest and say that 50% of the reason I got this book, was for it's cover.....)
Favorite Quote: "I used to think that loving somebody meant sacrificing anything for them. I thought it meant writing a blank check. I thought it meant that you would die without each other. But it turns out that Peter was right about that, too: death and a broken heart are not the same.
These days I think that love is not so dramatic as all that. Maybe loving somebody means simply they bring out the best in you, and you bring out the best in them-so that together, you are always the best possible versions of yourselves."
Opinion Spoilers: I didn't like Peter AT ALL after Arden truly met him. Though I did like Bianca a lot more! Peter's version of reality on his blog was so opinionated and biased that I almost couldn't believe the truth. Although I really liked this book the ending didn't leave me the kind of satisfaction I was looking for, but maybe because it was more realistic than I thought. Overall, this was a GREAT read and the amazing plot definitely had me hooked throughout the story.
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