Tonight the Streets Are Ours

Tonight the Streets Are Ours

Book - 2015 | First edition
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Seventeen-year-old Arden, of Cumberland, Maryland, finds solace in the blog of an aspiring writer who lives in New York City, but when she goes to meet him, she discovers that he is a very different person than she believes him to be.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374376659
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 22 cm


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May 25, 2017

The book was not even worth my time. I couldn't even finish it.
From the begining of the book, I hated Lindsey.
I didn't even get to the next part of the book based on the begining.
It wasn't good.

Kaya_D Jul 16, 2016

It was okay. Arden was an interesting character who I enjoyed reading about, especially how she changed throughout the book. Her loyalty annoyed me initially but I got used to it fairly quickly, although it still bothered me at times. The plot was a bit boring.

I didn't like Peter at all, even before she goes to meet him, and the whole idea of going on a road trip to find someone who doesn't know you (although you could argue Arden knows him through his writing) was a bit stalker-y. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone but it wasn't terrible.

Apr 13, 2016

“Like all stories, the one you are about to read is a love story.”

And, Tonight the Streets Are Ours IS a love story, but it may not be exactly the love story you expect.

In the first half of the book, we first meet Arden, who’s a dependable daughter, sister, girlfriend, and friend. “Recklessly loyal.” But things are changing for Arden, suddenly, she doesn’t want to be dependable. She’s tired of being taken for granted.

And that’s when she first stumbles upon the blog Tonight the Streets Are Ours. Peter is living an exciting life. A life that Arden herself imagines that she would love. Interesting friends, a passion for *something* (in Peter’s case, writing), a soulmate. She feels close to Peter and becomes caught up in his world and his life. Peter expresses himself and lives his life in a way that Arden herself wishes she could. She becomes caught up in his world and his life, and starts to feel close to him, and that he is the only one that understands her and who she really is.

The second part of the book is where things really take off. She finds Peter in the middle of NYC (unrealistically, of course, but it’s ok!) but something isn’t quite right. Because Peter isn’t *exactly* the person she thought he was. But, maybe Arden isn’t quite the girl she thought she was either.

This is great story about how not everything is how it appears to be, and not everyone has it all together as they would appear to have it. It’s about figuring out who you are and what you want to be, and yes, it’s even about love.


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