04 April 2017

Review: The End of Our Story

The End of Our Story
by Meg Haston

Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Ex-best friends Wil and Bridge used to date, until a drunken mistake by Bridge ended their relationship during junior year. In the midst of their senior year of high school, a tragedy strikes Wil’s family and the two friends attempt to rediscover their connection. Though the novel seems simply like a romance, it explores the complexity of relationships, from friendships, to romance, to family. Throughout the novel, both Bridge and Wil wrestle with their individual family situations, yet they are able to support one another along the way. My favorite aspect of THE END OF OUR STORY was its unique layout. The story is told from two perspectives and two different timelines, but it is always clear who is narrating. This format allows readers to piece together the connecting elements of each character’s story, and to get a complete sense of Wil and Bridge as both individuals and as a pair. Overall, THE END OF OUR STORY by Meg Haston is an excellent read and will encourage readers to think about how a person’s actions and relationships define them.

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