We Are Inevitable – Published 2021
“I got this whole-body feeling… it was like a message from future me to present me, telling me that in some way we weren’t just bound to happen, that we had, in some sense, already happened. It felt… inevitable.’
So far, the inevitable hasn’t worked out so well for Aaron Stein.
While his friends have gone to college and moved on with their lives, Aaron’s been left behind in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, running a failing bookshop with his dad, Ira. What he needs is a lucky break, the good kind of inevitable.
And then he meets Hannah. Incredible Hannah – magical, musical, brave and clever. Could she be the answer? And could they – their relationship, their meeting – possibly be the inevitable Aaron’s been waiting for?” – Goodreads
Thank you to Netgalley and PRHAudio for the advanced ebook and ALC.
I binge read several Gayle Forman books years ago and have been a fan ever since. This is the first I’ve read with a male MC and I really enjoyed it. As with any of her books, it is not really a feel good story, however the characters are so endearing. Aaron and his father are still reeling from the death of Aaron’s brother. Ira’s character is so, so sweet. Y’all know I’m a sucker for a YA dad. He’s somewhat clueless and just wants their bookstore to be successful.
The bookstore is in real financial trouble and Aaron considers selling it, only to find that many people would rather try to save it, even if he isn’t keen to be in charge. He gets himself into some serious shenanigans, all the while meeting a girl, and trying to carry on without his family in tact.
The chapters are book titles, which also warmed my Bookstagram heart.
Overall, this is a solid YA read.