Author: Gayle Forman

Publication Date: June 1, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

A poignant and uplifting novel about the power of community, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay.

Aaron Stein used to think books were miracles. But not anymore. Even though he spends his days working in his family’s secondhand bookstore, the only book Aaron can bear to read is one about the demise of the dinosaurs. It’s a predicament he understands all too well, now that his brother and mom are gone and his friends have deserted him, leaving Aaron and his shambolic father alone in a moldering bookstore in a crusty mountain town where no one seems to read anymore.

So when Aaron sees the opportunity to sell the store, he jumps at it, thinking this is the only way out. But he doesn’t account for Chad, a “best life” bro with a wheelchair and way too much optimism, or the town’s out-of-work lumberjacks taking on the failing shop as their pet project. And he certainly doesn’t anticipate meeting Hannah, a beautiful, brave musician who might possibly be the kind of inevitable he’s been waiting for.

All of them will help Aaron to come to terms with what he’s lost, what he’s found, who he is, and who he wants to be, and show him that destruction doesn’t inevitably lead to extinction; sometimes it leads to the creation of something entirely new.

Book Review

We Are Inevitable is a cute story about the importance of independent bookstores. We Are Inevitable is a cute story with great characters. Aaron has always loved reading, but after everything fell apart the last few years the, the only book he reads is about dinosaurs. He decides to sell his family’s bookstore without telling anyone. Next thing he makes a new best friend and meets Hannah. Hannah isn’t what he expected, but he thinks they are inevitable. Unexpected friends start to fix up the bookstore. The bookstore has been struggling for years, and the importance of the bookstore is finally realized. Aaron lets many people done. We Are Inevitable is a story of family, friends and never giving up. This is a story of unexpected friendships and not giving up on people even when they let you down. The bookstore has been struggling for years, but is there a way it can finally be saved?

Thank you Penguin Teen and Viking Books for We Are Inevitable.

About the Author

Award-winning author and journalist Gayle Forman has written several bestselling novels for young adults, including the Just One Series, I Was HereWhere She Went and the #1 New York Times bestseller If I Stay, which has been translated into more than 40 languages and in 2014 was adapted into a major motion picture. Gayle published Leave Me, her first novel starring adults, in 2016 and her latest novel I Have Lost My Way was released in March of 2018. Gayle’s essays and nonfiction work has appeared in publications like The New York TimesElleThe Nation and Time. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.

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