TeriLyn's thoughts: **This Book Will Change Your Life generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
This book was quite sweet. Just a lovely story told from the points of view of both main characters, Ben and Hannah. In my opinion, this book is more young adult than new adult. Each character being in college trying to figure out their place in the world. They meet under really normal circumstances, build a friendship, a crush, and finally a love story. The book is short. I read it in just a little over two hours and it was a nice anecdote to being awake in the middle of the night.
Ben isn't your average romance hero. He's sweet, kind of shy, impossibly smart, and a bit of a total nerd. Yet he's really great and you can understand Hannah's connection to him. Hannah's a bit of nerd herself but she puts herself out there and is so eager to learn more about worlds she's yet to discover. Through Ben's love of the written word and Hannah's budding love affair with books these two develop a really sweet connection.
There were a couple of plot points that didn't work so well for me. Ben's caught up in an image of himself his father wants him to see when it's so clear to Hannah and the reader this image isn't at all him so this story line became redundant. There's also a crush he has on another girl for all the wrong reasons and the angst contrived from this didn't work for me.
Overall though, the story really was an enjoyable read. Amanda Weaver writes great dialogue and her story thoroughly held my attention.