Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway

Title: Emmy and Oliver

Author: Robin Benway

Series: No.

Format: ARC (Thanks Heather Doss!)

Page Count: 352

Publisher: Harper Teen

Age Range: 15+

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Description on Goodreads:

Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart?

Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life.

She wants to stay out late, surf her favorite beach—go anywhere without her parents’ relentless worrying. But Emmy’s parents can’t seem to let her grow up—not since the day Oliver disappeared.

Oliver needs a moment to figure out his heart.

He’d thought, all these years, that his dad was the good guy. He never knew that it was his father who kidnapped him and kept him on the run. Discovering it, and finding himself returned to his old hometown, all at once, has his heart racing and his thoughts swirling.

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart. In Emmy’s soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles—impossible to fit together?

Readers who love Sarah Dessen will tear through these pages with hearts in throats as Emmy and Oliver struggle to face the messy, confusing consequences of Oliver’s father’s crime. Full of romance, coming-of-age emotion, and heartache, these two equally compelling characters create an unforgettable story.


I loved this. So much. I have honestly never read a Sarah Dessen book, so I cannot tell you if it is like one, but if Sarah Dessen is like THIS, I need to get on that. Like now.

I felt so much for both Emmy and Oliver. With all that both of them had been through, how Emmy had to hide part of her life, how Oliver just wanted to reclaim part of his… I can’t tell you how many times I laughed, I cried and whimpered.

This was the perfect book at the perfect time. I am VERY happy I got a review copy. I will DEFINITELY be purchasing a finished copy.

A shout out to Miss Heather Doss for sharing her love of this book!

My Rating: 5/5

Would I/Who would I recommend it (too): Anyone wanting a nice, summer, emotional read!

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2 thoughts on “Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway

  1. klgd2008 says:

    I finished this book last night and absolutely loved it. I definitely need to get my hands on a finished copy.

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