And Then We Ran by Katy Cannon

and then we ran.jpgA road-trip story about following your dreams and embracing the unexpected.

Megan knows what she wants out of life and she intends to get it, whatever her parents say.

Elliott has given up on all his plans for the future – but then Megan bursts into his life with a proposal that could change it forever.

Together they embark on a road trip to escape their hometown and chase their dreams. But life is a journey and not even Megan can control where theirs will lead…

5-stars

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Thank you to NetGallery for offering me a copy for review! And Then We Ran comes out April 6th!

I adored this story so much, I loved everything about it – the characters, the setting, everything. It left me warm and fuzzy (and crying) upon the end of the book. It was my first Katy Cannon book but I doubt it will be my last, her writing is so wonderful.

The story follows Megan, who’s older sister recently died in a tragic accident. Her parents also want Megan to be her sister, they want her to become very academic like her sister. Although Megan has other plans and dreams, like photography. There’s also Elliott who has given up on his dreams as he was left to help out his mother soon after their father put a black cloud over their family.

I really liked Megan, she was so smart and strong willed. She has a goal and she’s so determined to achieve it and I loved that about her. Elliott is having a hard time as people from their town are still not over what his father did, and so he lives in that shadow. He’s having such a hard time deciding what he wants to do with his future.

The story is told from both perspectives and when I first started reading I thought I wouldn’t enjoy it. I was so so so wrong. Elliott was such a wonderful character and I loved reading his thoughts. It also adds to the story as you see both of them falling for each other without realising they both were. I was so absorbed into the story that I finished the novel in a day. I can’t tell you how good it was. Megan and Elliott are so darn cute and it was wonderful to read their journey.

The straight forward road trip turns into a mess across the country as they are short on time. This part of the story had me laughing a lot, I loved the fact that they made friends during their journey, it just added to the story. I did find the fact that their journey became chaotic slightly predictable, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.

This is such a cute summery read, its definitely going into my top 3. I would also love to see this book made into a movie, I think there’s potential for that, or maybe the writing was so descriptive I imagined it as a movie. It was so good, I urge you to read it when it comes out!

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