People We Meet on Vacation
by Henry, Emily






Best friends Alex and Poppy try to repair their relationship two years after a disastrous vacation together by planning another vacation together in the new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Beach Read. Original.





Emily Henry writes stories about love and family for both teens and adults. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Find her on Instagram @EmilyHenryWrites.





Short, loud Poppy and quiet, tall Alex were best friends who took a vacation together each summer for a decade, until their trip two years ago changed everything and tore them apart. Now Poppy lives in New York and works as a travel writer, but she has been feeling unsatisfied. She reaches out to Alex, currently a teacher in their Ohio hometown, and they make plans to travel once again. Poppy hopes that this trip will repair their friendship, but from the onset, they encounter one issue after another. Told through Poppy's perspective, the story shifts in time between the present and past summer trips. Henry, best-selling author of Beach Read (2020), excels at creating chemistry and charm, and readers will eagerly anticipate these characters finally admitting their feelings for each other. Their slow-burn romance builds as the flashbacks reveal their journey as unlikely friends through different schools, jobs, cities, and relationships with other people. The pacing sometimes falters, but the emotions always ring true. While Henry's romance may inspire some wanderlust, it's the people more than the places that truly dazzle. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.





A travel writer has one last shot at reconnecting with the best friend she just might be in love with. Poppy and Alex couldn't be more different. She loves wearing bright colors while he prefers khakis and a T-shirt. She likes just about everything while he‚??s a bit more discerning. And yet, their opposites-attract friendship works because they love each other‚?¶in a totally platonic way. Probably. Even though they have their own separate lives (Poppy lives in New York City and is a travel writer with a popular Instagram account; Alex is a high school teacher in their tiny Ohio hometown), they still manage to get together each summer for one fabulous vacation. They grow closer every year, but Poppy doesn‚??t let herself linger on her feelings for Alex‚?"she doesn‚??t want to ruin their friendship or the way she can be fully herself with him. They continue to date other people, even bringing their serious partners on their summer vacations‚?¶but then, after a falling-out, they stop speaking. When Poppy finds herself facing a serious bout of ennui, unhappy with her glamorous job and the life she‚??s been dreaming of forever, she thinks back to the last time she was truly happy: her last vacation with Alex. And so, though they haven‚??t spoken in two years, she asks him to take another vacation with her. She‚??s determined to bridge the gap that‚??s formed between them and become best friends again, but to do that, she‚??ll have to be honest with Alex‚?"and herself‚?"about her true feelings. In chapters that jump around in time, Henry shows readers the progression (and dissolution) of Poppy and Alex‚??s friendship. Their slow-burn love story hits on beloved romance tropes (such as there unexpectedly being only one bed on the reconciliation trip Poppy plans) while still feeling entirely fresh. Henry‚??s biggest strength is in the sparkling, often laugh-out-loud-funny dialogue, particularly the banter-filled conversations between Poppy and Alex. But there‚??s depth to the story, too‚?"Poppy‚??s feeling of dissatisfaction with a life that should be making her happy as well as her unresolved feelings toward the difficult parts of her childhood make her a sympathetic and relatable character. The end result is a story that pays homage to classic romantic comedies while having a point of view all its own. A warm and winning When Harry Met Sally‚?¶ update that hits all the perfect notes. Copyright Kirkus 2021 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.





A travel writer has one last shot at reconnecting with the best friend she just might be in love with. Poppy and Alex couldn't be more different. She loves wearing bright colors while he prefers khakis and a T-shirt. She likes just about everything while he‚??s a bit more discerning. And yet, their opposites-attract friendship works because they love each other‚?¶in a totally platonic way. Probably. Even though they have their own separate lives (Poppy lives in New York City and is a travel writer with a popular Instagram account; Alex is a high school teacher in their tiny Ohio hometown), they still manage to get together each summer for one fabulous vacation. They grow closer every year, but Poppy doesn‚??t let herself linger on her feelings for Alex‚?"she doesn‚??t want to ruin their friendship or the way she can be fully herself with him. They continue to date other people, even bringing their serious partners on their summer vacations‚?¶but then, after a falling-out, they stop speaking. When Poppy finds herself facing a serious bout of ennui, unhappy with her glamorous job and the life she‚??s been dreaming of forever, she thinks back to the last time she was truly happy: her last vacation with Alex. And so, though they haven‚??t spoken in two years, she asks him to take another vacation with her. She‚??s determined to bridge the gap that‚??s formed between them and become best friends again, but to do that, she‚??ll have to be honest with Alex‚?"and herself‚?"about her true feelings. In chapters that jump around in time, Henry shows readers the progression (and dissolution) of Poppy and Alex‚??s friendship. Their slow-burn love story hits on beloved romance tropes (such as there unexpectedly being only one bed on the reconciliation trip Poppy plans) while still feeling entirely fresh. Henry‚??s biggest strength is in the sparkling, often laugh-out-loud-funny dialogue, particularly the banter-filled conversations between Poppy and Alex. But there‚??s depth to the story, too‚?"Poppy‚??s feeling of dissatisfaction with a life that should be making her happy as well as her unresolved feelings toward the difficult parts of her childhood make her a sympathetic and relatable character. The end result is a story that pays homage to classic romantic comedies while having a point of view all its own. A warm and winning When Harry Met Sally‚?¶ update that hits all the perfect notes. Copyright Kirkus 2021 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.






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