People We Meet On Vacation

Cover art for People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 ⭐s

I legitimately CRIED SO MUCH. This book is veritable roller coaster ride of emotions, from hope to heartbreak, joy to COMPLETE DESOLATION, and, of course, all the swoony feels.

This book is seriously so good. I loved the way Poppy and Alex love each other—as friends and, eventually, as lovers. They’re each other’s person, though in many ways are as different as can be. In People We Meet on Vacation, we get friends to lovers, opposites attract, only one bed, sick bed care, and Murphy’s law. (Also yay for therapy rep!)

And the pining—oh the pining! 🥺🥺🥺 Normally I prefer dual-POV (whether first or third person), but I’m pretty sure if we’d gotten Alex’s POV I would have just died. Right then and there. It would have literally been too much.

As Poppy and Alex embark on this last-chance-t0-save-our-friendship summer trip, we also get flashbacks from the past 12 summers. These flashbacks are woven with the present throughout the story, from the first time Poppy and Alex meet at freshman orientation all the way up to that fateful trip two years earlier where everything went wrong.

I’m not always a big fan of flashbacks in novels, so I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the back and forth in People We Meet on Vacation. In the end, I enjoyed the flashbacks because I just liked reading Poppy and Alex being adorable together and they did a wonderful job of showing Poppy and Alex’s history. However, as the story went on—tension and conflict increasing—I wanted to just skip past them to get back to what was going on in the present.

And then there’s the ending! Oh my. The last 30% of this book is perFECTion. It will 100% break your heart and mend it back together.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.



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