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A new swoon-worthy romance following a couple's love story on the same date over four years. Every May 7, the students at Coffee County High School take a class trip. And every year, Lulu’s relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more complicated. Freshman year, they went from sworn enemies to more than friends after a close encounter in an escape room. It’s been har A new swoon-worthy romance following a couple's love story on the same date over four years. Every May 7, the students at Coffee County High School take a class trip. And every year, Lulu’s relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more complicated. Freshman year, they went from sworn enemies to more than friends after a close encounter in an escape room. It’s been hard for Lulu to quit Alex ever since. Through breakups, make ups, and dating other people, each year’s class trip brings the pair back together and forces them to confront their undeniable connection. From the science museum to an amusement park, from New York City to London, Lulu learns one thing is for sure: love is the biggest trip of all.


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A new swoon-worthy romance following a couple's love story on the same date over four years. Every May 7, the students at Coffee County High School take a class trip. And every year, Lulu’s relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more complicated. Freshman year, they went from sworn enemies to more than friends after a close encounter in an escape room. It’s been har A new swoon-worthy romance following a couple's love story on the same date over four years. Every May 7, the students at Coffee County High School take a class trip. And every year, Lulu’s relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more complicated. Freshman year, they went from sworn enemies to more than friends after a close encounter in an escape room. It’s been hard for Lulu to quit Alex ever since. Through breakups, make ups, and dating other people, each year’s class trip brings the pair back together and forces them to confront their undeniable connection. From the science museum to an amusement park, from New York City to London, Lulu learns one thing is for sure: love is the biggest trip of all.

30 review for Four Days of You and Me

  1. 4 out of 5

    sarah xoxo

    As soon as I read the summary for Four Days of You and Me I knew I would love it. Turns out I shouldn't be so confident with my reading taste, because inevitably a book like this will throw me a curveball and make me question everything I think I know. We follow Lulu and Alex's romance on four field trips across four years, seeing how their relationship progresses as they grow and mature. The concept sounded so cute! From escape rooms to NYC to London, we see Lulu and Alex breakup, makeup and fo As soon as I read the summary for Four Days of You and Me I knew I would love it. Turns out I shouldn't be so confident with my reading taste, because inevitably a book like this will throw me a curveball and make me question everything I think I know. We follow Lulu and Alex's romance on four field trips across four years, seeing how their relationship progresses as they grow and mature. The concept sounded so cute! From escape rooms to NYC to London, we see Lulu and Alex breakup, makeup and follow their dreams. Unfortunately, the concept that initially drew me in turned out to be the main downfall of the story. While abstractly the idea sounded fun, in actuality it wasn't executed well. As a result of the non-linear timeline, the pacing felt strange and it was difficult for me to keep all the flashbacks and timelines straight. It was so jumpy and fast paced that it didn't leave any time for development. As well as that, it gave the book a strange tone. It was simultaneously mature in terms of some slightly sexual themes, but dramatic and immature in the character's thoughts. While this book had its occasional cute moments, I didn't feel the chemistry. The relationship between Lulu and Alex felt dysfunctional and almost toxic at times. They were deeply co-dependent, prone to miscommunication and dramatic. I was getting whiplash as I read the book due to the non-linear format. One chapter they were enemies, the next they were saying I love you and the next they were fighting. Most of the characters were done well, at the very least likeable even if they weren't completely fleshed out. Except for the one character that we spend the most of the time with. Lulu. I'm not entirely sure what it was about her, but oh boy did she get on my nerves . She began alright, but the further I read the more I hated her. When it came to writing Lulu it felt like the author was all tell and no show. We are constantly told that she is vegan and wants her school to have a veggie patch but apart from that her supposed love for the environment doesn't express itself. Additionally, things seemed to be thrown in about her almost as an afterthought to give her some sort of personality. Apparently she loves dancing? Apart from a couple of lines when convenient, I never would have known. This may sound nit-picky, but when you love something, say dancing, it plays into the way you perceive the world. You see things differently, move differently, think differently. A book that did this really well was Loveboat, Taipei. Overall, I just felt Lulu had the potential to be a well-rounded character but it missed the mark for me. I've never read anything by Miranda Kenneally before, but I know she is really well loved in the YA contemporary romance world. So I'm not sure if it is just a me issue, a this book issue or a this author issue. I would occasionally get drawn into the story, but then a character would say something cringey and I would be pulled right back into reality. For some lines, it felt like a classic case of adults trying to write teenagers. It was so overly dramatic that I couldn't even be bothered to roll my eyes after a while. All that said, I think some of my feelings are so strong due to the fact that I had really high expectations going in. I enjoyed the first few chapters, but for me it went really downhill from there. I couldn't turn off the critical part of brain while reading this, but if you think you can I would recommend this as a fast paced, easy to fly through and mindless read. Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for this ARC Release Date: 5 May 2020

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melanie (mells_view)

    3.5* Did Alex really touch my hand? What does it mean? I need to check my horoscope ASAP. Four Days of You and Me was an enjoyable read. If you’re looking for a transformative YA novel where the characters are already established and have nothing to learn or grow from, (which sort of defeats the purpose of transformative, but whatever) then this one probably isn’t for you. Four Days of You and Me is a light-hearted YA romance read. The characters are flawed, they make mistakes, they make more mist 3.5* Did Alex really touch my hand? What does it mean? I need to check my horoscope ASAP. Four Days of You and Me was an enjoyable read. If you’re looking for a transformative YA novel where the characters are already established and have nothing to learn or grow from, (which sort of defeats the purpose of transformative, but whatever) then this one probably isn’t for you. Four Days of You and Me is a light-hearted YA romance read. The characters are flawed, they make mistakes, they make more mistakes, and when they learn from those mistakes, they still make a few more. Personally when I pick up a YA romance, I’m not looking for a personality guidebook. So Alex and Lulu’s on and off again dynamic works for me. Lulu is the schools “garden girl” aka hippie, and Alex is the popular baseball player who also works at his family’s restaurant all of the time. Lulu has dreams of writing/illustrating graphic novels, and Alex just wants more than the family business. They have cute tension from the start, and their story is told in LuLu’s POV over the course of their high school years. The story does time jump a bit, and it takes awhile for it to not feel so disjointed. But once I caught on to the yearly field trip, vs the months prior, it wasn’t so bad. I loved Lulu and Alex’s sweet back and forth. I loved all of their friends. I loved that even though they had drama with other boyfriends/girlfriends along the way that they ended up eventually working those things out. I realize that many people don’t want to read the main characters with other people, but that aspect of this book made it feel relatable. The natural ebb and flow of love. Especially young love when you’re still figuring out you and not just you with someone else. All in all this was a good read. It’s entertaining. It’s two young people growing into themselves and figuring it out how they can fit together better. If you’re looking for that, combined with a super cute rollercoaster of emotional teenage angst, then Four Days of You and Me is a winner. AVAILABLE NOW! *ARC

  3. 5 out of 5

    Maggie [storme reads a lot]

    Nothing makes me more sad that when an anticipated read doesn’t live up to the hype. This book left me wanting so much more than I was given. It could have been the perfect story, but it just missed the mark to make a connection I normally feel when Kenneally writes a book. Her Thousand Oaks series is one of my favorite YA sports books, and I was just spoiled by this to think this book was going to be the same way. This book is told over the span of specific days over the course of high school. L Nothing makes me more sad that when an anticipated read doesn’t live up to the hype. This book left me wanting so much more than I was given. It could have been the perfect story, but it just missed the mark to make a connection I normally feel when Kenneally writes a book. Her Thousand Oaks series is one of my favorite YA sports books, and I was just spoiled by this to think this book was going to be the same way. This book is told over the span of specific days over the course of high school. Lulu and Alex meet at the the start of freshman year, and it progresses onto a relationship over the next years which faces ups and down. Alex plays baseball, but it doesn’t feature a lot into the story. Just like Kenneally was trying to add sports into the books because that is what she does. Lulu is an artist though, and she is working on a graphic novel, It is sweet how passionate she is about her art and how much she loves books. The relationship between her and Alex isn’t bad, but I just feel like there were just glimpses into the story and not like a fully formed story I could connect with. I think it would have been cute had these each been separate books that were longer and formed a series. I was interested in Lulu and Alex. But I wanted more time and chances to connect with them. This would be a good summer read, but it just didn’t work for me. I still love this author, and I’m so excited about more people having the chance to read Kenneally. Thank you NetGalley and Source Books Fire for the advanced review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kristy

    Every spring the students of Coffee County High School get to take a class trip. The locations get better as they get older. And every year, Lulu's relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more convoluted and intense. As freshmen, they were enemies after an intense race over a student council position. But they couldn't deny their chemistry either. The two date, breakup, and much more across the span of four years, but each year, the class trip seems to bring them together again. And Lulu a Every spring the students of Coffee County High School get to take a class trip. The locations get better as they get older. And every year, Lulu's relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more convoluted and intense. As freshmen, they were enemies after an intense race over a student council position. But they couldn't deny their chemistry either. The two date, breakup, and much more across the span of four years, but each year, the class trip seems to bring them together again. And Lulu and Alex must decide if their love is worth fighting for. "Our first kiss was exactly four years ago today, and since then, nothing--and everything--has changed." I hate writing less-than-positive reviews, especially for authors I typically enjoy, but this book was not a favorite of mine. It's told across Lulu and Alex's four class trips (one per year) with flashbacks to other times. I simply could not warm up to Lulu or Alex. Honestly, of the two, I probably liked him better, but we don't hear his side. It took nearly half the book for the story to engage me even a little bit, and I thought about giving up, but for some reason, I have a tough time just stopping a book. Now, I read YA a ton, so it's not that I don't enjoy YA novels. I read one right after this and *loved* it. But I found this story way too simplistic, and I feel like teens would too. There is so much better YA out there--for all of us. The book just felt simplistic in its writing and the "will they / won't they" storyline was boring. I did not care if they did or not. Honestly, there was a side plot about Lulu's gay best friend Max that was much more interesting--I would have rather read about him! Supposedly Lulu is an artist/writer and that's her thing, but that felt forced. Mostly, the book felt about a girl (and her friends) all trying to find boys to like (and like them back). That's what they cared about and talked about. I felt no huge connection between Alex and Lulu and hence no reason to root for them to choose each other. They didn't feel destined for one other, as most couples do in a good romance. The story does pick up a bit near the end, but by then, I just felt burned out. So maybe this story would resonate a bit more with a teen set (and it should be an older teen set, due to language and themes), but there are a lot of other better books out there. Now, others seem to enjoy this more than me, so maybe I just got caught in a bad mood. 2.5 stars for me, though. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire in return for an unbiased review. Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ PaperBackSwap ~ Smashbomb

  5. 4 out of 5

    Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you! Generally, Miranda Kenneally writes cute YA contemporary sports romances, which I quite like. They're slightly angsty, well-written, and adorable. This book was none of those things. It was stupid, unrealistic, and filled with unlikeable characters.  The central couple consists of Louise Wells, perky blonde daughter of the town dentist, and Alexander Rouvelis, son of a Greek restaurant owner who's legendary at baseball. Or maybe it' ARC received in exchange for an honest review - thank you! Generally, Miranda Kenneally writes cute YA contemporary sports romances, which I quite like. They're slightly angsty, well-written, and adorable. This book was none of those things. It was stupid, unrealistic, and filled with unlikeable characters.  The central couple consists of Louise Wells, perky blonde daughter of the town dentist, and Alexander Rouvelis, son of a Greek restaurant owner who's legendary at baseball. Or maybe it's basketball. I can't quite remember, it's one of those random ultra-American sports. Anyway, the book traces the ups and downs of their relationship throughout all four years of high school. All the major milestones seem to happen on or around May 7th, the date of the Coffee County High School class trip. And you know what? They're bloody PAINFUL to read about. Let's take it year by year. ➽ Freshman year: Lulu, a vaguely-committed vegan, tries to get a school garder approved. Alex, as class president, denies her. There's low-level enmity until they get stuck in an escape room together during their class trip. They date for the next ten months until misunderstandings and insecurities break them up. ➽ Sophomore year: the class trip is to a waterpark. Both flirt with other people. More drama and hurt feelings, largely because Lulu and Alex are both emotionally stunted morons. ➽ Junior year: they go to New York. Lulu's in a relationship with another boy, and emotionally cheats on him. Like, a lot. While also gaslighting him. ➽ Senior year: finally properly together, now they have to deal with university drama while on a trip to London. All the Reasons I Think Alex and Lulu are Unhealthy as Hell ❌ They keep asking each other and pressuring each other to do things which the other person seriously doesn't want to. Like, Lulu is a vegan, but she thinks to herself that she'd give up her veganism for him - a seriously unhealthy thought. ❌ They DESTROY other people in their toxic, self-destructive spiral with each other. People like Lulu's boyfriend and Alex's girlfriend. There's so much emotional cheating and it's never even discussed - they just do not give a crap about anybody other than themselves. ❌ They're so co-dependent. ❌ As people, they are caricatures. Dislikeable, stupid caricatures. Lulu is the sort of repulsive teenage girl obsessed with getting away with wearing as little clothing as she can get away with - like, she wears a skimpy bikini as s sixteen-year-old on a school trip! Alex meanwhile is just a jock with no real external interests or hobbies. In that regard, I guess they're perfect for each other. ❌ This is more to do with the book than the characters, but... this story is MELODRAMATIC AS F*CK. Towards the end, it devolved into scenes from an actual soap opera. It doesn't help that the writing was surprisingly stilted. Overall A big disappointment from an established author. [Blog] - [Bookstagram]

  6. 4 out of 5

    sam ☆

    Adorable Adorable Adorable I had super high expectations for this and although it didn’t quite meet them, it was still a great read. 3.75⭐️ full review to come

  7. 4 out of 5

    sXe Punk Girl

    Five 🌟's Can Lulu go from enemies to love with Alex, all while navigating her four years of high school? Stay tuned for a full review to follow. ⚾ 🎨💎📚🖌📖 🗿🔐🔬🇬🇧

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stacee

    I’ve read and enjoyed several of Miranda’s other books and was basically beside myself when I got my greedy hands on this one. The cover is cute and the synopsis sounded like everything I could have wanted. Sadly, I’m wondering if 2 stars is too high of a rating. I liked Lulu? Yes, that’s a question. She’s talented and driven and I’m not sure what else I can say. She does come across as sheltered and whiny. Alex is charming when he wants to be, but also a jerk. Together there’s no chemistry or h I’ve read and enjoyed several of Miranda’s other books and was basically beside myself when I got my greedy hands on this one. The cover is cute and the synopsis sounded like everything I could have wanted. Sadly, I’m wondering if 2 stars is too high of a rating. I liked Lulu? Yes, that’s a question. She’s talented and driven and I’m not sure what else I can say. She does come across as sheltered and whiny. Alex is charming when he wants to be, but also a jerk. Together there’s no chemistry or honest communication between them and the push and pull didn’t create the banter I was hoping for. Plot wise, it didn’t work at all. I expected massive detail on four specific days over four years. Instead, it’s a disjointed timeline that sort of revolves around a date on a class trip. Each chapter is a flip flop of then and now, but not now now, whatever year it was now. Make sense? There’s a lot of drama, a lot of dating other people while still being emotionally invested in each other, and then each saying they’re willing to give up their dream colleges for the other. Overall, this just wasn’t for me. There were some cute moments sprinkled throughout, but they were few and far between. I spent a good portion of the book reminding myself that I wasn’t the target demographic, but there’s a lot of co-dependency and aspects of a toxic relationship that makes me wonder if it’s the right thing for teens. **Huge thanks to Sourcebooks Fire for providing the arc free of charge**

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Wolf

    Such a sweet story! It’s been a while since I’ve read any YA, but I’ve always enjoyed Miranda Kenneally’s books, so I knew I had to read her newest. Lulu and Alex start as rivals freshman year, both running for class president — Lulu on a green platform, and Alex capitalizing on his popularity as a baseball star. When Alex wins, they exist as frenemies for the rest of the school year, until accidentally getting locked into an escape room together on their class trip. As they finally acknowledge t Such a sweet story! It’s been a while since I’ve read any YA, but I’ve always enjoyed Miranda Kenneally’s books, so I knew I had to read her newest. Lulu and Alex start as rivals freshman year, both running for class president — Lulu on a green platform, and Alex capitalizing on his popularity as a baseball star. When Alex wins, they exist as frenemies for the rest of the school year, until accidentally getting locked into an escape room together on their class trip. As they finally acknowledge their mutual sparks, Lulu and Alex start a relationship that will last throughout their high school years, despite ups and downs and time apart. As each section of the book focuses on the class trip for that year, we get to see how Alex and Lulu have matured, and how their relationship has matured with them. There are problems along the way, of course. Alex’s devotion to baseball and his commitment to working in his family’s restaurant leaves him unavailable except for late at night, past Lulu’s curfew. They both end up frustrated and unable to see past their own hurt, so a break-up is inevitable. Still, every year on May 7th, as they set out on another class trip, Alex and Lulu seem to be thrust back into each other’s orbit. They really are great together, and even when trying to make something work with other people, they both realize that what they have is special. I love how matter-of-fact the author is when it comes to teen relationships. There’s no judgment here, and the characters all enjoy varying degrees of healthy sex lives. Alex and Lulu take their time getting there, but they do enjoy gradually deepening levels of intimacy, and when they finally decide to have sex, it’s with lots of discussion, explicit consent, and pre-purchased condoms. The supporting cast is quite good too — best friends and cousins and teammates, each with their own lives and quirks. They form a loyal and strong core, and I liked that we get to see Alex and Lulu not just 100% about their relationship, but really engaged with true friendships. I also appreciated that Lulu and Alex each have their own passions — Lulu as an author/illustrator of graphic novels, Alex with baseball — and that they support each other’s dreams and goals. Neither one would ever suggest that their plans outweigh the other’s. It’s refreshing to see two characters work through their differences without losing sight of how much they care about each other. Miranda Kenneally writes terrific, strong female characters, and Lulu is no exception. She’s talented and smart, and someone who’d be easy to like in real life. Four Days of You and Me is a quick read, and I really enjoyed this glimpse of high school life and all its drama, humor, and adventure. Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley. Full review at Bookshelf Fantasies.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    * I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* This book was absolutely addictive from the very beginning! I fell in love with each of the characters from the first page and I couldn’t quit reading to see what would happen to each of them on each field trip that they took! The love story in this book had my heart strings tugging at every turn of the page and I felt every heartbreak that our main character did! This is my first book read by this autho * I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* This book was absolutely addictive from the very beginning! I fell in love with each of the characters from the first page and I couldn’t quit reading to see what would happen to each of them on each field trip that they took! The love story in this book had my heart strings tugging at every turn of the page and I felt every heartbreak that our main character did! This is my first book read by this author and I will read more of her work now that I read this one. I was scared to read her other works because everyone loved them so much but, holy crap this book has blown me away! This book comes out on May 5th and I highly recommend this book to absolutely anybody. It even inspired me to pick my work in progress back up and to get it published once it’s long enough to be published! This is definitely one of my top favorites of the year.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jen Ryland

    So cute! RTC Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Let's be friends on Bookstagram! Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review! So cute! RTC Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Let's be friends on Bookstagram! Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review!

  12. 5 out of 5

    The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)

    Full Review on The Candid Cover Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally was a book I was excited to read since I have always enjoyed her work. Her latest novel takes place on class trips over the course of four years, but this element was one of the only aspects I enjoyed about the book. Much of the story is melodramatic, and the use of flashbacks becomes confusing since the state of the characters’ relationship is constantly changing from chapter to chapter. Furthermore, their relationship Full Review on The Candid Cover Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally was a book I was excited to read since I have always enjoyed her work. Her latest novel takes place on class trips over the course of four years, but this element was one of the only aspects I enjoyed about the book. Much of the story is melodramatic, and the use of flashbacks becomes confusing since the state of the characters’ relationship is constantly changing from chapter to chapter. Furthermore, their relationship is toxic, and because of this, I had trouble rooting for them. This book is set over the course of four years and follows Lulu and Alex’s complicated relationship. Every year, they go on a class trip with their school, and their relationship changes during each outing. These trips evoke a sense of nostalgia, and I loved going along with the characters to the amusement park and other destinations. That being said, there is a lot of unnecessary drama, and the book is more graphic than I was expecting. It is especially jarring during the earlier stages of Lulu and Alex’s romance when they are in grade nine. I love reading about school trips and travel, but I was just not invested in the story. ❀ NON-LINEAR PLOT Another element that prevented me from getting into this book is the non-linear plot. Flashbacks can be excellent if they are well-executed, but in this case, the story becomes confusing. The characters go from enemies to lovers and back to enemies, and the flashbacks come across as a lazy way to show how their relationship develops. I believe there are so many better ways this could have been done, and without the confusion. ❀ SELFISH MAIN CHARACTERS I also did not really enjoy either of the main characters. Lulu is working on a graphic novel, and I enjoyed reading about her passion, but she, along with Alex, is selfish. Alex tells Lulu that he is only able to go to college if he gets a scholarship through baseball, and she feels hurt and tells him that he cares too much and is not spending enough time with her. There are many other similar instances of this in the book, and I did not enjoy the messages this sends. Neither of the characters communicates or really supports the other, and their relationship is unhealthy. ❀ COULD HAVE BEEN AN ADORABLE ROMANCE Four Days of You and Me had the potential to be an adorable romance as it takes place almost entirely on school trips. I enjoyed the nostalgia of being taken back to the museum and the amusement park, but this was really all I enjoyed about the book. The non-linear writing style is confusing, and both the main characters are selfish. Ultimately, this one was a disappointment.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jasprit

    Miranda Kenneally has been an auto-buy author of mine for a long time now, her books are always my go to when I need a pick me up. And it’d been a while since I’d read any of her books, so you could say that my eager anticipation of Four Days of You and Me was an understatement. Once again Kenneally did not disappoint when it came to this book, I enjoyed the twists and turns we were given with Alex and Lulu and how the chapters panned across the past and present of their lives during their time Miranda Kenneally has been an auto-buy author of mine for a long time now, her books are always my go to when I need a pick me up. And it’d been a while since I’d read any of her books, so you could say that my eager anticipation of Four Days of You and Me was an understatement. Once again Kenneally did not disappoint when it came to this book, I enjoyed the twists and turns we were given with Alex and Lulu and how the chapters panned across the past and present of their lives during their time at high school. There were seriously so many ups and downs, that I was at times dead set that Alex and Lulu weren’t meant to be. But I liked how Kenneally kept us guessing at how things would end up between them. The friendship groups in the story were a delight too, seeing them change up, pan out, but still remain strong over the years. I thoroughly enjoyed Four Days of You and Me, this book made me super nostalgic of the trips I made back in my high school years and the meaningful and long-lasting friendships I made during that time. If you haven’t already picked up this lovely book, what are you waiting for?

  14. 5 out of 5

    Andi (Andi's ABCs)

    This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. It’s hard to hid the fact that I’m a huge fan of Miranda Kenneally. Since reading Catching Jordan in 2012 I have been hooked on her books. There is something so refreshing and fun about her stories. So when Four Days of You and Me was announced I was beyond excited. I loved the idea of two teens going t This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. It’s hard to hid the fact that I’m a huge fan of Miranda Kenneally. Since reading Catching Jordan in 2012 I have been hooked on her books. There is something so refreshing and fun about her stories. So when Four Days of You and Me was announced I was beyond excited. I loved the idea of two teens going through 4 years of high school and having something happen roughly the same time every May. It seems liked a fun idea and Miranda nailed it. Four Days of You and Me was exactly what I needed and when I needed it. Four Days of You and Me is the story of Lulu and Alex. These two high school students start as rivals in their freshman year of high school. When they go on the school field trip they find themselves stuck together completely changing the course of their relationship. Over the next 4 years Lulu and Alex (and a handful of friends) navigate what it means to be a teen in a relationship and all the feelings and heartbreak that come with it. With every year and every May field trip Alex and Lulu deal with being together and being broken up and what comes with the in-between. In the end they have to figure out what is worth it and what isn’t. I loved Lulu and Alex so much. Even in their terrible teenage angst there was something special about them. They had a natural chemistry and genuinely had feelings for one another even if they didn't know how to deal with them. At times they were both immature and completely overwhelmed by teenage tendencies, but I loved them even with their imperfections. Even when they weren’t together they were their for each other and that was what I really loved about them. In the end they were just perfect together. In the end, Four Days of You and Me was exactly what I expected to come from the mind of Kenneally. It was funny and charming and a fantastic story about teenage love and heartbreak. And it was completely worth the wait. Definitely pick this one up. Can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Chloe Zuch

    My feelings were felt like they were on a rollercoaster the entire time I read this book!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

    3.5 Stars This was an adorable and cozy book that was just so much fun to read. I loved seeing Lulu and Alex's relationship develop on their class trips all throughout high school. It was cool seeing so many familiar sites in the earlier trips, and so many wishlist bucketlist places in the later ones. Lulu and Alex have their ups and downs, but I liked seeing how their relationship changed through the years. And Lulu's friendships with her Grace and Max were wonderful. I feel like we got more dev 3.5 Stars This was an adorable and cozy book that was just so much fun to read. I loved seeing Lulu and Alex's relationship develop on their class trips all throughout high school. It was cool seeing so many familiar sites in the earlier trips, and so many wishlist bucketlist places in the later ones. Lulu and Alex have their ups and downs, but I liked seeing how their relationship changed through the years. And Lulu's friendships with her Grace and Max were wonderful. I feel like we got more development in the beginning and the last third or so was more rushed and simple - but still enjoyable. Another great Miranda Kenneally book! I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  17. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    If I could rate this book 10 Stars I would. It was AMAZING 😉 !!!!! I’m already waiting for Miranda Kenneally’s next book. I’ve already read her previous ones. These are the kind of books I love, the ones where I drop whatever I’m doing and l block out the world to be fully engrossed in a book. I can’t recommend it enough.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lacey

    2 stars, maybe 2.5 stars if I were feeling generous but I'm not I went into this book thinking it would be the YA version of One Day (a book I really loved, despite its tragic ending)--except instead of spanning a course of 20 years, it would cover only the four years that Lulu and Alex were in high school. And it kind of was, to a certain degree, only it was executed poorly, in my opinion--partly because, contrary to what the summary would lead you to believe, we see the characters on multiple d 2 stars, maybe 2.5 stars if I were feeling generous but I'm not I went into this book thinking it would be the YA version of One Day (a book I really loved, despite its tragic ending)--except instead of spanning a course of 20 years, it would cover only the four years that Lulu and Alex were in high school. And it kind of was, to a certain degree, only it was executed poorly, in my opinion--partly because, contrary to what the summary would lead you to believe, we see the characters on multiple days throughout the school year, not just on the annual May 7th field trip, which kind of detracts from my lure to the book in the first place. Part of the draw of One Day was the constant will they, won't they tension that was present throughout the entire book and made Emma and Dexter so compelling and irresistible. This book didn't have that; in fact, I didn't like Lulu and Alex together at all, and I really didn't like them individually. Especially Lulu. I despised her. And it wasn't just because her decisions/thoughts with regard to Alex were just plain illogical. It was her general self-righteousness and her holier-than-thou That Vegan™ thing. And I say this as a former vegetarian myself. The only thing worse than an aggressive carnivore is a sanctimonious vegan--especially one who cheats, like Lulu does. And together, Alex and Lulu simply had no chemistry. Their dialogue was neither fun nor witty; it simply made me cringe. They had no tension or heat. Some people might attribute this to the fact that the book is YA and teenagers are just awkward. But I've read enough well-done YA fiction with tension and witty banter to know that YA books are capable of both, so I don't really buy that excuse. Ultimately, this book isn't worth the time it takes to read it. If you're drawn to the whole seeing the characters one day each year concept, I recommend picking up One Day instead.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Christy LoveOfBooks

    A nice light, cute read in the middle of a pandemic is just what I needed. Plus, The enemies-to-lovers trope is my catnip! I can’t resist! This takes place over their four years of high school, with an emphasis on the end-of-year class trips. I liked the format of the class trips being the focus, but also getting significant events that led up to them. I also enjoyed the characters. Not only were Lulu & Alex entertaining, the little group of friends are, too. A nice light, cute read in the middle of a pandemic is just what I needed. Plus, The enemies-to-lovers trope is my catnip! I can’t resist! This takes place over their four years of high school, with an emphasis on the end-of-year class trips. I liked the format of the class trips being the focus, but also getting significant events that led up to them. I also enjoyed the characters. Not only were Lulu & Alex entertaining, the little group of friends are, too.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Krysti

    FOUR DAYS OF YOU AND ME by Miranda Kennealy was a swoon-worthy delight! I loved every second of reading it. It was so much fun. I fell head-over-heels for the characters, and the story itself had so much emotional depth. I was absolutely glued to it. The timeline was unique and well done. It was just everything I love in a YA contemporary romance. A glowing five stars!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Samantha (WLABB)

    I am going to be upfront with you, I am a super fan of the Hundred Oaks series. You could only imagine how excited I was, when I heard about this book. But, my excitement came with high expectations, and I am happy to say, they were exceeded. Kenneally's other eight books all had romance in them, but the focus always seemed to be on the main character, and the issues she was working through. This book was a full-on romance. The relationship between Lulu and Alex took center stage, and I was reall I am going to be upfront with you, I am a super fan of the Hundred Oaks series. You could only imagine how excited I was, when I heard about this book. But, my excitement came with high expectations, and I am happy to say, they were exceeded. Kenneally's other eight books all had romance in them, but the focus always seemed to be on the main character, and the issues she was working through. This book was a full-on romance. The relationship between Lulu and Alex took center stage, and I was really excited about that. The Timeline The book is broken into four parts, starting on the same day each year - May 7th, the annual class trip. I followed Lulu and Alex from Freshman to Senior year, and though I didn't spend the entire time with them, flashbacks supplied me with all the important events in their relationship, which lead them to the day of the field trip. I thought the format was clever, and felt it was done well. I looked forward to finding out the fate of Lulu and Alex each May 7th. Were they together? Were they apart? And, how did they get there? I know I was eager to find out. The Growth Because, I got to spend four years with these two, I really got to see how much they changed from one class trip to the next. Not only did their relationship evolve, they evolved. It was such a treat for me, as a reader, to get to see some of their dreams and aspirations take shape and come to fruition. I felt so involved in their journey, and I was keen on seeing what was next for them. The Romance The one thing Lulu and Alex never had a lack of was passion. When they were younger, it came across as hostility, but that quickly turned into sparks and fire. I was all about this ship. I was there at the dock, I christened it, and I was ready to bail the water out, because I was not allowing this ship to sink. Like any relationship, though, Alex and Lulu had their ups and downs. They were on and off, but never out of love. You could see their understanding of their relationship changing as they aged. People grew, priorities changed, and they became ready to handle the many different aspects that come with a mature relationship. Kenneally has never shied away from sex in her books, so I was not surprised to see a lot of talk about the physical side of the relationship, but she also tackled the emotional side, which is such important part, and one that should be getting more attention. The Ending The ending was wonderful! Seriously, I had a big grin on my face. Yet, after spending four years with these two, I wanted more. It wasn't because I was worried about their relationship, but rather, I was curious about the path each character was on. Kenneally gave both Lulu and Alex such bright futures, and they were well on their way to making them a reality. I so wanted to be a part of that. A follow up novella would be ah-mazing. I'm just saying.... Overall: This was a beautiful story of love and growing up, and I would be ecstatic to spend more May 7ths with Lulu and Alex. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    Every year, there’s a class field trip. And on said class field trip, Lulu and Alex manage to go from enemies to lovers to friends to enemies to friends to lovers. To sum it up without giving anything away, throughout high school, Lulu and Alex grow apart in order to grow together, navigating life with selfless love and mutual respect. But, what’s the end game when it’s time to head off to college? Tbh, the beginning had me confused. The timeline of things, the back and forth each year, but at ab Every year, there’s a class field trip. And on said class field trip, Lulu and Alex manage to go from enemies to lovers to friends to enemies to friends to lovers. To sum it up without giving anything away, throughout high school, Lulu and Alex grow apart in order to grow together, navigating life with selfless love and mutual respect. But, what’s the end game when it’s time to head off to college? Tbh, the beginning had me confused. The timeline of things, the back and forth each year, but at about 30% in, it just clicked. Not only was the transformation within Lulu and Alex’s relationship, but also their friendships. I hate to admit (if you’re reading this or plan on reading it) I definitely had some overlap with Lulu’s qualities. She was a relatable (and somewhat annoying) character. But, everything she was experiencing felt so real. And, Alex. Well, he was a total sweetheart who clearly had flaws, but you just can’t help fall in love with anyway. Overall, an easy and just downright realistic YA novel I’d recommend to YA romance readers! Thank you Sourcebooks Fire and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Stefanie

    Four Days of You & Me details the high school years of Alex and Lulu, high school enemies turned sweethearts. This was a cute, fast-paced read. Each section details a year of Alex and Lulu’s high school career, starting with the class field trip that happens each year. You have your typical high school drama throughout the book, but it makes it realistic, because what high school crowd doesn’t have drama? You also get to witness both characters mature over the years and I enjoyed getting to see th Four Days of You & Me details the high school years of Alex and Lulu, high school enemies turned sweethearts. This was a cute, fast-paced read. Each section details a year of Alex and Lulu’s high school career, starting with the class field trip that happens each year. You have your typical high school drama throughout the book, but it makes it realistic, because what high school crowd doesn’t have drama? You also get to witness both characters mature over the years and I enjoyed getting to see them “grow up” in a sense. I really liked Lulu’s character and her love for writing and drawing. She never wavered from her true passions in life, even with Alex popping in and out of focus. I also loved her gay best friend, Max, and loved his representation in the story, even as a secondary character. Alex was a hit and miss character for me. At times I loved him and at times I wanted to slug him, but I think that was the point of his character. I recommend this one if you’re looking for a cute YA Romance and a lighter read. TW: Typical high school drama/heartache, Peer Pressure. *I received a gifted copy of this book from the publisher for me honest review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    4 Stars! This is my first book by Miranda Kenneally and it won't be my last. I feel like her books fall into a more mature YA section and I really enjoyed this one! I really enjoyed the concept, at first I was a little confused how it all aligned together because of the way the story is written, but once I jumped in, the story started becoming more intriguing. It jumps from the past to the present, sort of like Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren. What I really loved about this book was the 4 Stars! This is my first book by Miranda Kenneally and it won't be my last. I feel like her books fall into a more mature YA section and I really enjoyed this one! I really enjoyed the concept, at first I was a little confused how it all aligned together because of the way the story is written, but once I jumped in, the story started becoming more intriguing. It jumps from the past to the present, sort of like Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren. What I really loved about this book was the way Alex & LuLu's relationship grew as they matured. Through trials and fights they learn a lot about each other and whether they are truly meant to be together or not. I think that in high school a lot of teens go through these type of relationships and I love that the ending was a different HEA.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mrs.Heather Lassley

    First off, I am so glad for a new book from this author. Second, I am in love with these characters. These beautifully crafted, fabulously flawed characters. I cannot say much more, but you will not regret reading this YA book. PS. Not for middle school. :-)

  26. 5 out of 5

    Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐

    3.5/4??? Alright, people *rubs hands together* I'm once and for all mini-reviewing all of these damn books that have been sitting, finished, on my "currently reading" shelf for MONTHS now. First of all, I SWEAR I wrote a good long review on this book. I don't know if that was some kind of weird ass dream I had (like why would I dream about writing a review??? lol who knows) but I can't find where I possibly could have done that so HERE WE ARE. I have read almost all of Kenneally's Hundred Oaks ser 3.5/4??? Alright, people *rubs hands together* I'm once and for all mini-reviewing all of these damn books that have been sitting, finished, on my "currently reading" shelf for MONTHS now. First of all, I SWEAR I wrote a good long review on this book. I don't know if that was some kind of weird ass dream I had (like why would I dream about writing a review??? lol who knows) but I can't find where I possibly could have done that so HERE WE ARE. I have read almost all of Kenneally's Hundred Oaks series and have greatly enjoyed most of them. Since I rarely read YA contemporaries anymore, figured since this one was by an author I have good experience with that I would give it a try. Even though the time jumps in this book sometimes kind of confused me, I think I like how she did it. The concept of her revisiting the same periods of time through the course of four years showed a lot of Lulu and Alex's growth over the course of high school which we really don't get to see much of in other YA books. I thought their on-and-off again relationship was really realistic which always gets big bonus points from me and I liked how the book ended. Overall I really enjoyed this quick read and I will probably continue to read anything she puts out! Huge thanks to Sourcebooks Fire and NetGalley for allowing me to read an eARC in exchange for my honest opinion! For more of my reviews, please visit:

  27. 4 out of 5

    Georgia

    Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for access to an e-arc of this book. This one really missed the mark for me. I think partially I'm too old for it, but then when I think about some of the content and messaging of the book, I don't know that I'd want younger readers reading it either. I found the writing simultaneously immature/juvenile, and overly explicit and horny. Which you know, I guess is reasonably true to the teenage experience for a lot of people but it was still cringy and pro Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for access to an e-arc of this book. This one really missed the mark for me. I think partially I'm too old for it, but then when I think about some of the content and messaging of the book, I don't know that I'd want younger readers reading it either. I found the writing simultaneously immature/juvenile, and overly explicit and horny. Which you know, I guess is reasonably true to the teenage experience for a lot of people but it was still cringy and problematic overall. Props to the book for including conversations around contraception but that's probably one of the only level-headed actions that the characters take. I found the characters pretty flat, and very shallow, and I didn't really believe their relationships because we weren't shown any evidence of it. It's like the book somehow couldn't stick to the premise of only being four days (more on that later) but still used that as an excuse to tell rather than show and to leave the characters as maybe one or two personality points rather than being actual complete people. Now the premise (a love story told over 4 years, only showing us one day from each year) really appealed to me, I like it when authors challenge themselves to tell stories in new and intriguing ways but this just didn't deliver on what it promised. First of all, while most of the focus is on one day each year (the class field trip) there is certainly plenty of narrative that we're told that doesn't occur on those days. In fact the excursions really just seemed like a quirky place to arbitrarily set regular drama. So rather than creating a story around the premise, it almost seems like she had a story and was like "how can I make this different" and then sort of split up a narrative that way. Plus there were a bunch of unnecessary time jumps forwards and backwards that were just jarring, and were confusingly titled - it just really didn't work. If you want a book that does this idea well, read Birthday by Meredith Russo, it's written really well, has diverse representation, and more considered depiction of teenage relationships in my opinion!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Belcher

    I stopped reading this book at about 15%. It was poorly written and the characters felt like stereotyped caricatures rather than real people. The narrative also jumps around in a way that felt jarring, unnecessary, and confusing to the storyline at hand, particularly when it came to how the main character felt about Jonah and Alex. The writing--specifically the dialogue--was overly dramatic and felt as though the author was out of touch with how real teenagers would talk, think, and act. Perhaps I stopped reading this book at about 15%. It was poorly written and the characters felt like stereotyped caricatures rather than real people. The narrative also jumps around in a way that felt jarring, unnecessary, and confusing to the storyline at hand, particularly when it came to how the main character felt about Jonah and Alex. The writing--specifically the dialogue--was overly dramatic and felt as though the author was out of touch with how real teenagers would talk, think, and act. Perhaps this book will be enjoyable for some readers but it was not one I could get behind or justify finishing. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.*

  29. 4 out of 5

    bookreaderinluv but she's tired too

    i wanna read this so badly cause, first: the story sounds good. second: my birthday falls on the 7th may, and when i went to school every freaking year i had a trip with my classmates on this period of time so i always celebrated my birthdays on trips, so i wanna remember the good ol' days with this book!

  30. 5 out of 5

    bookreviewer_98

    This was my first ever Miranada Kenneally book and it was not just a great read but it was an experience for me. Reading a good book is always a pleasure. Once you start reading , you can't stop and time flies by. That's exactly what happened to me while I reading this one. I started it at midnight and finished it in one go. My only thought after was that I am sleep deprived but at the same time I was so happy that it was totally worth it. I never read Miranda Kenneally's books before so it was This was my first ever Miranada Kenneally book and it was not just a great read but it was an experience for me. Reading a good book is always a pleasure. Once you start reading , you can't stop and time flies by. That's exactly what happened to me while I reading this one. I started it at midnight and finished it in one go. My only thought after was that I am sleep deprived but at the same time I was so happy that it was totally worth it. I never read Miranda Kenneally's books before so it was a new experience for me and was totally worth my time. ⠀ ⠀ So a huge thank you to Netgalley and SOURCEBOOKS fire for a chance to read and review this book early.⠀ ⠀ This story is centered around two school kids - Alex and Lulu and ofcourse their group of friends. This book is divided into four stages of their adolescence life - Freshman , Sophomore, Junior and Senior year of high school. They met when both of them were competing for the post of president of their class. They shared a moment backstage but unfortunately nothing came out of that until their trip. Their relationship follows through their four years at school and in each year we get to see Alex and Lulu (and their friends) at different stages of their life and relationship. Break ups, love triangles, coming out of the closet moments, friendships - you name it, this book has it all. The best thing is that Kenneally's characters and their narrations changed as time passed. It was beautiful to see them mature and getting a better understanding of themselves. It was amazing. It was a clever portray of teenage years and first love told in Lulu's point of view. Though it had it's fair share of dramatic moments but it was written with great love and care.This book made me nostalgic for my teen years. This one is totally for the fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen. This book was on my mind long after I finished it and I highly recommend it. I am definitely need to check out her other books. It comes out on May 5 and hope you like it as much as I did.⠀ ⠀ Happy reading!

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