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Raw and unvarnished, Jennifer Wilson’s debut about one girl’s messy, unglamorous, very real summer in central Illinois is perfect for fans of Emergency Contact and Far from the Tree. “Where to?” Blake asks. “Anywhere but here,” I say. Seventeen-year-old Bliss Walker has been stuck in a home that doesn’t feel like hers for six years. Ever since Mama dropped her off and never c Raw and unvarnished, Jennifer Wilson’s debut about one girl’s messy, unglamorous, very real summer in central Illinois is perfect for fans of Emergency Contact and Far from the Tree. “Where to?” Blake asks. “Anywhere but here,” I say. Seventeen-year-old Bliss Walker has been stuck in a home that doesn’t feel like hers for six years. Ever since Mama dropped her off and never came back. Then, the summer before her senior year of high school, two things happen: Mama returns out of the blue, and Bliss meets Blake, a boy who listens like everything she has to say is worth hearing. It should be a dream come true. But as the summer spins on, Bliss finds herself facing a painful choice: between the life she’s always longed for, and the world she’s starting to make for herself. Perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Bryan Bliss, this unforgettable debut takes readers on a heartbreakingly real journey of self-worth, understanding, and finding the people who believe in you.


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Raw and unvarnished, Jennifer Wilson’s debut about one girl’s messy, unglamorous, very real summer in central Illinois is perfect for fans of Emergency Contact and Far from the Tree. “Where to?” Blake asks. “Anywhere but here,” I say. Seventeen-year-old Bliss Walker has been stuck in a home that doesn’t feel like hers for six years. Ever since Mama dropped her off and never c Raw and unvarnished, Jennifer Wilson’s debut about one girl’s messy, unglamorous, very real summer in central Illinois is perfect for fans of Emergency Contact and Far from the Tree. “Where to?” Blake asks. “Anywhere but here,” I say. Seventeen-year-old Bliss Walker has been stuck in a home that doesn’t feel like hers for six years. Ever since Mama dropped her off and never came back. Then, the summer before her senior year of high school, two things happen: Mama returns out of the blue, and Bliss meets Blake, a boy who listens like everything she has to say is worth hearing. It should be a dream come true. But as the summer spins on, Bliss finds herself facing a painful choice: between the life she’s always longed for, and the world she’s starting to make for herself. Perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Bryan Bliss, this unforgettable debut takes readers on a heartbreakingly real journey of self-worth, understanding, and finding the people who believe in you.

30 review for Someday We'll Find It

  1. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    4.5 Stars Beautiful cover!! Enjoyed this one a lot. It made me sad, mad and happy! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  2. 5 out of 5

    erin ♡

    Me: i have high standards for books - they have to have a intruiging synopsis, a- *looks at the book* -AND A PRETTY COVER *smashes the tbr button*

  3. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin Michelle

    **2.75** **I received an e-arc through NetGalley** Someday We'll Find It, focuses on 17-year-old Bliss Walker during the summer before her senior year. She has been living with her extended family for the past six years when her mother dropped her off there and never came back. She begins to question her life and what she wants for herself when she meets a new boy named Blake and when her mother appears back into her life with grand plans for them both. Unfortunately, this book wasn't for me. I fou **2.75** **I received an e-arc through NetGalley** Someday We'll Find It, focuses on 17-year-old Bliss Walker during the summer before her senior year. She has been living with her extended family for the past six years when her mother dropped her off there and never came back. She begins to question her life and what she wants for herself when she meets a new boy named Blake and when her mother appears back into her life with grand plans for them both. Unfortunately, this book wasn't for me. I found myself reading it just to finish it and I wasn't really invested in the story or any of the characters, except for Blake honestly. I thought he was a wonderful character and a fantastic contrast to Bliss's boyfriend, River, who honestly was just a terrible person. I'm glad that near the end Bliss was able to stand up for herself to multiple people and finally start making her own decisions, but for 80% of it, I just wanted to scream at her and everyone else. Her cousin Patsy was unnecessarily cruel, her mother was flighty, rude, and selfish, and her boyfriend is just an all-around terrible individual. I enjoyed the moments in the book where it was just Blake and Bliss, and I wish there had been more scenes with Aggie and Beth as well. It was just very frustrating to read a book where the main character is continuously getting berated for no good reason and to have no real resolution to that. I appreciated the ending with her boyfriend, but I thought that she deserved so much more than a tiny apology from Patsy for all of the insensitive and cruel things that were said to her seemingly just out of pure spite. Overall, it was an average book but definitely not for me.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Renata

    I got this ARC on a whim since it's based on rural central Illinois, which is where I'm from. But nobody goes to Steak N Shake in this story so like, does it even count? Also, Bliss has been living there for 6 years and doesn't know what corn detasseling or bean walking are??? Sus tbh yeah this is my equivalent of people nitpicking like New York subway stops in fiction, minor details that won't matter to most readers!! Anyway...yeah, I think this is something that teens in small towns with some f I got this ARC on a whim since it's based on rural central Illinois, which is where I'm from. But nobody goes to Steak N Shake in this story so like, does it even count? Also, Bliss has been living there for 6 years and doesn't know what corn detasseling or bean walking are??? Sus tbh yeah this is my equivalent of people nitpicking like New York subway stops in fiction, minor details that won't matter to most readers!! Anyway...yeah, I think this is something that teens in small towns with some fraught family relationships might relate to. It is kind of wild that one of Bliss's main problems is that she is TOO BEAUTIFUL and her flaky model mom is jealous of her and then her agent sees Bliss on a Zoom call and is like "this teenager is so beautiful, she MUST MODEL." But OK fine some wish fulfilment. OR IS IT. (it is and the wish is "teenager whose emotional labor has been undervalued will find someone who values it and understands that she has had a uniquely hard life".) (view spoiler)[ I think I also found it kind of unsatisfying that Bliss never really figured out what she wanted to do? Which I guess is also realistic because teens like, don't have to have things figured out. But it's maybe not the most satisfying fiction. Also the title is bc she wanted to learn how to play "Rainbow Connection" on what she thought was her mom's ukulele and she thought it was her mom's favorite song but then like...it wasn't? Or her mom lied about it being her favorite song I guess? IDK but then it wasn't like Bliss really discovered a love of music after that or anything.........so.........ok. (hide spoiler)] ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  5. 4 out of 5

    Diana-christie Biancardi

    I didn't like the mom at all. The cover is awesome. I didn't like the mom at all. The cover is awesome.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    Bliss Walker has been living with her aunt, uncle, and cousin since the day her mother left her five years ago. Bliss holds on to the hope that some day her mother will return and they will live together again. Bliss always feels out of place in the home and tries her best to not cause any problems. She has a boyfriend who she can see herself building a future with and a cousin who she loves (and sometimes hates). In her summer before senior year, Bliss finds herself short on cash and gets a job Bliss Walker has been living with her aunt, uncle, and cousin since the day her mother left her five years ago. Bliss holds on to the hope that some day her mother will return and they will live together again. Bliss always feels out of place in the home and tries her best to not cause any problems. She has a boyfriend who she can see herself building a future with and a cousin who she loves (and sometimes hates). In her summer before senior year, Bliss finds herself short on cash and gets a job with her cousin Patsy walking beans on an organic farm. She meets Blake, the owner's son, and she finds herself drawn to him. When her mother returns, with a plan for Bliss, Bliss starts to realize that she's never really followed her own dreams, that she is always going along with other people's plans in order to not make waves and to keep them happy. When Bliss finally starts to embrace her own plans and dreams, she learns that finding her own voice can make life both better and more difficult.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tara Babcock

    Reading this book was... Bliss. Bliss is the main character and her complicated relationships with her mother, cousin, boyfriend and others drive this story. However it was the wonderful descriptive passages that hooked me as much as the plot. I found myself no able to put it down. There was just something beautiful about the writing. And I think lots of young women will see themselves in Bliss - trying to please everyone partly because they don't know what they want or what would truly make the Reading this book was... Bliss. Bliss is the main character and her complicated relationships with her mother, cousin, boyfriend and others drive this story. However it was the wonderful descriptive passages that hooked me as much as the plot. I found myself no able to put it down. There was just something beautiful about the writing. And I think lots of young women will see themselves in Bliss - trying to please everyone partly because they don't know what they want or what would truly make them happy.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Allenhuss

    Made it to page 100. Reasons I am quitting: 1. The first words of the book are "River and me" 2. She has "fussed" with her tube top twice by page 14 3. "He spits into his Mountain Dew can" 4. River scoops his dip out to "get it on" with Bliss. She says he tastes like tobacco. 5. People who enter the party include "Nathan and them" 6. The floral wallpaper "Granny musta picked out special" 7. Patsy and her shirt "buttoned all catawampus" 8. The sentence "He grinds against me and kisses me up real good." Made it to page 100. Reasons I am quitting: 1. The first words of the book are "River and me" 2. She has "fussed" with her tube top twice by page 14 3. "He spits into his Mountain Dew can" 4. River scoops his dip out to "get it on" with Bliss. She says he tastes like tobacco. 5. People who enter the party include "Nathan and them" 6. The floral wallpaper "Granny musta picked out special" 7. Patsy and her shirt "buttoned all catawampus" 8. The sentence "He grinds against me and kisses me up real good." 9. "Don't cha" is actually written that way.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Makayla

    When I was halfway through this book, I thought I knew how it was going to end. With a feel-good ending where she gets the guy, makes up with her mom, gets her family back, and she lives her dreams. It.. did end that way, but with a twist. Someday We'll Find It is a story about a girl, stuck in her small Illinois town, in a fog. Plagued by thoughts like "if I had just done this...", this girl is a victim of gaslighting and twisting that only people close to her would be capable of. As someone wh When I was halfway through this book, I thought I knew how it was going to end. With a feel-good ending where she gets the guy, makes up with her mom, gets her family back, and she lives her dreams. It.. did end that way, but with a twist. Someday We'll Find It is a story about a girl, stuck in her small Illinois town, in a fog. Plagued by thoughts like "if I had just done this...", this girl is a victim of gaslighting and twisting that only people close to her would be capable of. As someone who has experienced these things, this is written so well. Doing what other people say because not only is it easy, but it's the path of least resistance where at least they'll get to see that other person happy. Even if it doesn't make you happy. Bliss's character development through the story is a slow progress to a not perfect, not fully free person, but one that is more aware of choosing the word "no". Especially when you think, and you're supposed to want it, you can still say no. For a debut novel, I absolutely adored it and can't wait to see what Jennifer Wilson brings to the table next. I am going to gush about this book for years to come, and I hope others will join with me. Especially as a way to describe what I had been through and felt when trying to make the important people happy. As a side note, being from Illinois I loved reading this. I could SMELL the humidity. I'm terrified of tornados. It felt amazing to be able to find myself in Bliss's shoes.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Christy Martin

    This book is one of the best coming-of-age stories I have read. Realistic and well written it is the story of a young woman at a crossroads of her life and a summer that will change her future and lead her down previously unthought-of paths. Biss is a young woman who has lived with her aunt and uncle and cousin for the past 6 years. Her mother rather unceremoniously left her with them in pursuit of a modeling career. Bliss hasn't seen her since. She sleeps on the rollout mattress of her cousin P This book is one of the best coming-of-age stories I have read. Realistic and well written it is the story of a young woman at a crossroads of her life and a summer that will change her future and lead her down previously unthought-of paths. Biss is a young woman who has lived with her aunt and uncle and cousin for the past 6 years. Her mother rather unceremoniously left her with them in pursuit of a modeling career. Bliss hasn't seen her since. She sleeps on the rollout mattress of her cousin Patsy's bed. She works hard to help her aunt and uncle with chores and not be a bother. Her only solace is with her boyfriend River, Her future, and almost everything she does is with him. She meets another young man that becomes her boss on a summer job and unexpectantly her mother comes back into the picture. In a series of events that rock Bliss's life in the sweltering summer between her Junior and Senior year, her self=awareness awakens and she sees a different future for herself. Who and where will it be with? I loved everything about this book. The characters are so relatable I felt like I knew them. The plot is engaging, and the sweltering summer setting in rural Illinois is so real you can feel the heat. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope to read more from Jennifer Wilson. Thanks to #NetGalley#SomedayWe'llFindIt for the opportunity to read and review this book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Natasha

    DNF 38%

  12. 5 out of 5

    Teenage Reads

    Plot: Bliss Walker knew her boyfriend River was crazy for her. River waited an entire year for Bliss to break up with her then boyfriend, when River could have had any girl he wanted. Choosing Bliss, they were happy, with plans to live at Granny’s once River owned the house, and travel around the USA in River’s white pickup truck. Sure River got mad at her a lot, like having to drive her into town so she could buy ingredients to bake her cousin Patsy a birthday cake, or got mad at her when she to Plot: Bliss Walker knew her boyfriend River was crazy for her. River waited an entire year for Bliss to break up with her then boyfriend, when River could have had any girl he wanted. Choosing Bliss, they were happy, with plans to live at Granny’s once River owned the house, and travel around the USA in River’s white pickup truck. Sure River got mad at her a lot, like having to drive her into town so she could buy ingredients to bake her cousin Patsy a birthday cake, or got mad at her when she took too long to get ready, but they were in love and perfect for each other. Right? Bliss found herself in this small town six years ago when her Mama dropped Bliss off at Aunt Trish’s place, saying that she had to model in Japan and could not take Bliss with her. Fighting for her place, she and her cousin Patsy almost became sisters, but an incident with Nathan kept them at the feuding cousin's relationship point. When stranded on the side of the road, Blake Wu picks her up and offers to take her anywhere. To repay him, and being very drunk at River’s party, Bliss finds Blake standing over the gravesite of an elephant and decides to kiss him. Horrified because she cheated on River, Bliss was going to stay away from Blake, which lasted mere hours as Patsy got them a job working for Blake by walking beans. When her Mama comes back for an unexpected visit, Bliss’s summer gets turned upside down as she has to choose between doing what her Mama wants her to do, doing what River wants her to do, or doing what she wants to do. Thoughts: Jennifer Wilson wrote this book about a hot summer in a small town, where beauty queen Bliss finds herself being torn in two. From a third-person point of view, you follow seventeen-year-old Bliss who is trying to be what everyone wants her to be - a perfect girl for River, a yes girl for Mama, helpful to Aunt Trish, and a friend to Patsy. It is only Blake who wants Bliss to be herself, and for Bliss that is difficult because she doesn't know who she is. Wilson writes the characters to be full of life, and that life is essentially hating on Bliss. You feel bad for our girl at every turn because no matter what she does someone is mad at her. The worst is River. Wilson writes him to be the typical “I-love-you-but-also-hate-you” boyfriend, as where he is hot and cold towards her, telling her one minute he loves her, the next fuming mad because she asks him to do a reasonable thing (like take her home early). Where River is the worst, Wilson makes it clear by giving us the comparison to Blake, who seems to like Bliss for more than her body. Blake and Bliss’s relationship is near perfect, near because Bliss did cheat on River which is not cool, as Wilson writes easy conversion between the two of them where Bake is trying to figure Bliss out, only to find out that Bliss does not know who Bliss is. Other characters in the book are Nathan (jerk), Patsy (jerk), Mama (a big jerk), and Aunt Trish (who's trying their best). I wish Wilson gave more people who cared about Bliss because it does get challenging reading a book where the main character gets dragged on by everyone and does not stand up for themselves. The ending is good as Bliss does find her backbone, I just wished it came early on in the book. Based on rural central Illinois, realizing that some boyfriends are not meant to be, and figuring out who you are, this book is for those who want a sticky night summer read, about bean fields and love in unexpected places.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Abbey

    Point #1: the writing of this book reflects the character, her age, her socioeconomic status, and the culture of that area. Reading the full novel makes it clear that these choices are made explicitly by the author. This is obvious, but apparently not obvious enough. If this bothers you as a reader, I recommend staying away from historically accurate or culturally accurate fiction going forward. Point #2: the plot is the plot… you’ll get that from the other reviews. These things, to me, are more Point #1: the writing of this book reflects the character, her age, her socioeconomic status, and the culture of that area. Reading the full novel makes it clear that these choices are made explicitly by the author. This is obvious, but apparently not obvious enough. If this bothers you as a reader, I recommend staying away from historically accurate or culturally accurate fiction going forward. Point #2: the plot is the plot… you’ll get that from the other reviews. These things, to me, are more important than that. Point #3: I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. At her book release event, Jennifer Wilson said this book was initially a story about a bad boyfriend, but it turned into something more than that. However, “coming of age story” is a phrase that gives me the ick — so to me, this is a book about the collective human experience of bad boyfriends, bad families, and bad luck. This book did what a lot of YA fiction fails to do: it avoided falling into traps like “the protagonist is barely flawed, and when she is, it’s quirky and hehehe also an asset to have that flaw anyway” or “I’m going to tell you how she’s feeling about this, in case I didn’t make the situation clear enough when I showed it to you initially” or “this character just has to tough out this bad stuff and then is going to have a magical happy ending that she deserved the whole time!” These are big annoyances for me, and Someday We'll Find It did not fall victim to one. Our protagonist, Bliss, is so painfully realistic (as mentioned before, down to her dialect.) As an outside perspective, we get annoyed with her for allowing these situations to progress as they do. But as a reader in her head, we also -get it- completely. It’s written so that we understand the hero worship of a parent, understand that draw to manipulative men, understand the feeling of being a burden, and understand the sense of shame when all of that isn’t understood by the people around us. As someone who tends to avoid YA, I was just so thoroughly impressed. This book was such an incredible portrayal of these big important things like assault and poverty and neglect and narcissism. It struck me as how perfectly this was done because Jennifer Wilson has shown them in how they casually play into in our everyday lives. None of those things are concepts that Bliss focuses on, but they’re there. And in that fictional universe, when Bliss is twenty four and in therapy, she’s gonna figure out just how much she experienced without realizing it, just like the rest of us.

  14. 5 out of 5

    G

    This book was a bit of a mess. My main issue is the way sex is used and handled throughout the story. The novel begins with the main character saying her and her current boyfriend, River, got together because she got drunk at a party, passed out, and woke up "to him all over [her]." Her cousin gets with River, who coerced the protagonist into losing her virginity to him when she was 13. That's slightly unpacked, but not much. The main character is described to look just like her mom, who works a This book was a bit of a mess. My main issue is the way sex is used and handled throughout the story. The novel begins with the main character saying her and her current boyfriend, River, got together because she got drunk at a party, passed out, and woke up "to him all over [her]." Her cousin gets with River, who coerced the protagonist into losing her virginity to him when she was 13. That's slightly unpacked, but not much. The main character is described to look just like her mom, who works as a model. She also talks about having sex "millions of times" like it's nothing, and I wish the author had explored the main character growing up with a model mother and valuing herself based on her looks. Why she always felt the need to have a boyfriend and have an intimate relationship with him. Don't worry; the main character doesn't know what she wants from her life, but she is never not with a guy. <3 The guy we're supposed to root for, Blake, is solid. Them having oral sex during a tornado for....reasons? Not solid. Seriously, what am are readers supposed to take from that moment? The main character is once again connecting with men through physical relationships, and nothing else. So fitting for this book, while writing this review the tornado sirens went off, and so I write this from my basement.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Caitie

    This is a book that discusses coming of age in a small town and how one thing can change the way you look at the world. Bliss Walker has lived with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in their small Illinois town ever since her mother left her there six years earlier. Bliss, on some level, still feels the sting of her mom's absence but finally thinks she has life figured out. But the summer before her senior year, Bliss's mother reappears in her life with big news. Bliss is thrown for a loop, but is als This is a book that discusses coming of age in a small town and how one thing can change the way you look at the world. Bliss Walker has lived with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in their small Illinois town ever since her mother left her there six years earlier. Bliss, on some level, still feels the sting of her mom's absence but finally thinks she has life figured out. But the summer before her senior year, Bliss's mother reappears in her life with big news. Bliss is thrown for a loop, but is also happy that her mom wants to be in her life again. But Bliss's cousin Patsy is wary of her aunt, warning Bliss that her mom must want something since she hasn't been back in six years. I think this is an important book about finding your own personal truth about what you want in life and how the people you think you can trust may not have your best interests at heart.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Elena

    Amazing! I expected some light reading, but it really was very deep. I saw so much of myself in her - wanting to love and help everyone around her, not realizing she was compromising her own well-being. The interactions between Bliss and - well, everyone - you could see her past affecting every reaction, but you also knew that she was hoping to be and do better. She has obviously been wounded, but is trying to move past the hurt of her youngest years in order to give herself a better future. The Amazing! I expected some light reading, but it really was very deep. I saw so much of myself in her - wanting to love and help everyone around her, not realizing she was compromising her own well-being. The interactions between Bliss and - well, everyone - you could see her past affecting every reaction, but you also knew that she was hoping to be and do better. She has obviously been wounded, but is trying to move past the hurt of her youngest years in order to give herself a better future. The setting is its own character. In some ways it could be any mid-western, middle of nowhere town, but the "bean walking" and "corn tasseling" was so outside of my realm of knowledge, I felt like I was meeting a 'whole new world.' An all around good read!

  17. 4 out of 5

    John Clark

    I spent most of the second half of this book waiting for Bliss to wake up and smell the coffee. Between her need to people please and chronic indecision, she bordered on annoying, but..There was still plenty of reason to feel empathy for her as the issues she had spent all seventeen years of her life a prisoner of, are ones lots of teens and adults face on a daily basis. Fortunately, sufficient situations break down, or come to a head by the end of the book, that she finally reaches out for said I spent most of the second half of this book waiting for Bliss to wake up and smell the coffee. Between her need to people please and chronic indecision, she bordered on annoying, but..There was still plenty of reason to feel empathy for her as the issues she had spent all seventeen years of her life a prisoner of, are ones lots of teens and adults face on a daily basis. Fortunately, sufficient situations break down, or come to a head by the end of the book, that she finally reaches out for said cup of coffee. Definitely a book worth adding to library collections where real-life issues and how to get through them, are valued.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Heather Addai

    This was your typical teenage love story except with the twist of one teen’s mother who wanted her modeling career more than her daughter. But the best about this book was how being older and reading it made me wish it had been out when I was a teen to realize we didn’t deserve certain boyfriends to talk to or treat us the way one did in this book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jessel De La Cruz

    Much thanks to NetGalley for an e-arc of this book. I loved the cover first, it is so gorgeous! The story is quite fun even though there are lots of stressful happenings that made me want to scream at Bliss so she can make a nice decision for herself. Finished reading this in less than a few hours. All in all, it is a cute coming-of-age novel and I'd rate this book 3.6 stars. Much thanks to NetGalley for an e-arc of this book. I loved the cover first, it is so gorgeous! The story is quite fun even though there are lots of stressful happenings that made me want to scream at Bliss so she can make a nice decision for herself. Finished reading this in less than a few hours. All in all, it is a cute coming-of-age novel and I'd rate this book 3.6 stars.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    Thank you to HarperTeen and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this title. 17-year-old Bliss lives with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in rural Illinois after being abandoned by her mother. Her mother chose a modeling career over Bliss. The story opens with Bliss's boyfriend being a jerk. He's verbally abusive and generally unkind to Bliss throughout the book. Bliss's mother is a narcissist, and her cousin is jealous and often mean to her. There were almost no likable characters in this book. I wante Thank you to HarperTeen and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this title. 17-year-old Bliss lives with her aunt, uncle, and cousin in rural Illinois after being abandoned by her mother. Her mother chose a modeling career over Bliss. The story opens with Bliss's boyfriend being a jerk. He's verbally abusive and generally unkind to Bliss throughout the book. Bliss's mother is a narcissist, and her cousin is jealous and often mean to her. There were almost no likable characters in this book. I wanted to throw the book against the wall every time Bliss made a poor choice or didn't put her own desires before others. Unfortunately, this book is just one bad decision after another. This wasn't an enjoyable read for me.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sheeza

    DNF i lasted till about 70%. My anger issues couldn't take the remainder of the book.EVERY single character in this book treats the mc as a punching bag until i REALLY couldnt bear more.If u don't have blood pressure problems like me, maybe, give this one a try. DNF i lasted till about 70%. My anger issues couldn't take the remainder of the book.EVERY single character in this book treats the mc as a punching bag until i REALLY couldnt bear more.If u don't have blood pressure problems like me, maybe, give this one a try.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Silvia

    95%

  23. 4 out of 5

    Izzy K

    Started reading this book after an arc from NetGalley. It was such a cute novel and I loved the story and “character growth”. The cover is gorgeous and the story was too. Very enjoyable.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lily Gatesman

    This was a very interesting book, the charters relationships is what made the story. Some parts are slow and confusing, but overall a great coming to age book through all the charters developments.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tayler K

    I picked this up for the cover, but I opened to a random page and read a little and it might be good.

  26. 4 out of 5

    CR

    This was a very simple story. It was very cute and easy to follow. The main character was a joy to read in her summer journey and I can not wait to see what else this author comes up with.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Elisha Jachetti

    **4.5 Out 5 Stars** SOMEDAY WE’LL FIND IT by Jennifer Wilson is a YA coming-of-age novel in which Bliss Walker learns what it means to have choices, even when it never seemed like any existed at all. When Bliss’ mom left her for a modeling contract in Japan, Bliss went out of her way to be perfect for everyone in her life who stayed with her; her aunt, uncle, cousin Patsy, and even her boyfriend, River. It’s not until Bliss crosses paths with Blake that she’s woken up to how often she sacrifices **4.5 Out 5 Stars** SOMEDAY WE’LL FIND IT by Jennifer Wilson is a YA coming-of-age novel in which Bliss Walker learns what it means to have choices, even when it never seemed like any existed at all. When Bliss’ mom left her for a modeling contract in Japan, Bliss went out of her way to be perfect for everyone in her life who stayed with her; her aunt, uncle, cousin Patsy, and even her boyfriend, River. It’s not until Bliss crosses paths with Blake that she’s woken up to how often she sacrifices what she actually wants for everyone else. However, after many years of people-pleasing, it’s not so easy for Bliss to assert herself, and when she does, everything around her starts crashing down. Set in rural America, SOMEDAY WE’LL FIND IT explores poverty, life in small towns, unexpected romance, and deep family wounds. This novel is so beautifully and exquisitely written. The descriptions the author uses are not only masterful but also make everything in this book come alive. My five senses were completely awakened and I was able to picture exactly what the author depicted. Frankly, it was such a joy to read prose from someone who possesses such a strong command of language and imagination. In many ways, this book mimics real life. It doesn’t necessarily have the ending I wanted, nor did it unfold in all the ways I’d have liked, but it did happen in a way that felt authentic. For example, Bliss flip-flops back and forth quite a bit throughout the book, because she’s struggling in almost all areas of her life. The longer her indecision went on, the more frustrated I got with her as a character, but it was exactly how a real human in real circumstances would behave, not on a perfect timeline tied neatly with a bow, but messy and all over the place. I also truly loved the character of Blake. From the first moment he met Bliss, he was able to see her exactly as she was, when no one else in her life could, not even Bliss herself. There were times I wanted him to be more reactive and not be so composed, but I at least appreciated that unlike everyone else, he didn’t make any demands on Bliss. Instead, he simply invited her to follow her desires and respected them. Since he was a mirror to her, he also learned to express himself more as she did. Overall, SOMEDAY WE’LL FIND IT is an exceptional novel that shines a light on the cruelty and unfairness of the world, what it means to accept someone as they truly are, and that the most important person we need to impress is ourselves. Review originally posted on YA Books Central: https://www.yabookscentral.com/someda...

  28. 4 out of 5

    Joshua

    Incredibly well done.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Megan McDonough

  30. 5 out of 5

    Veronica Derrick

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