Sunday, April 16, 2017
Review: 180 Seconds by Jessica Park
Summary from Goodreads.com
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…
After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.
One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
Review: I am a train wreck of emotions right now. I planned to read this over a few days but I couldn't put it down. So so good, a rollercoaster of every conceivable human emotion and so real. I totally related to Allison and the way she felt. And Ebsen, well I wish us all to find an Ebsen of our own. I received an Advance Reader Copy for my opinion and review.