Aylea Stephens


Significant Shortcomings, Young Adult, Jennifer E. Smith, Long Distance Relationship, Teen Romance, New York, Traveling

Document Type

Book Review


Lucy and Owen might never have talked if the city hadn’t experienced a long blackout, leaving them stuck together between the tenth and eleventh floors of their apartment building. After they are rescued, they wander the dark streets together until the power comes back on. Shortly after the blackout, Lucy moves to Edinburgh with her parents and Owen moves to the West. They both find other people they are interested in, but they still miss each other. They keep in touch with postcards and emails as they travel to different places around the world, waiting for the day when their lives will finally reunite and they will be in the same place at the same time, both emotionally and geographically.