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The Love That Split the World

By Emily Henry
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Publisher Description

"A truly profound debut."—Buzzfeed

"A time-bending suspense that's contemplative and fresh, evocative and gripping."—USA Today

"Henry's story captivates, both as a romance and as an imaginative rethinking of time and space."—Publishers Weekly

"This time-traveling, magical, and beautifully written love story definitely deserves a spot on your bookshelf."—Bustle 

Emily Henry's stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler's Wife and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we've left untaken.
Natalie's last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start . . . until she starts seeing the "wrong things." They're just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a preschool where the garden store should be. But then her whole town disappears for hours, fading away into rolling hills and grazing buffalo, and Nat knows something isn't right.
Then there are the visits from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls "Grandmother," who tells her, "You have three months to save him." The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it's as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.

44 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“eu sofri pra depois ficar feliz. eu fui pega de surpresa com essa baixa fantasia da emily. quero ela escrevendo mais ya assim 🥰”
Characters change and growColorful personalitiesLikable charactersRelatable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readRomanticUnpredictableCreative settingVivid
“I’m still trying to process and understand the ending but my goodness what a phenomenal ride this was. Natalie and Beau are compelling and addictive, and Emily’s story telling is gripping. I wish there was more to this story and yet I know nothing could ever top the ending we were given.”
“I read this years ago and all I remember is that it's pretty sad but it has some pretty cute moments. I need to reread it.”
“I found this book because I was looking for another book and was on some Internet forum people use when they can’t remember the title of a book. In this venue, a person describes the book as best as they can and this is what I read about this particular book: “two people from different dimensions fall in love; YA.” A person answered “That sounds like ‘The Love That Split the World.” Intrigued, I looked it up and found my library had it as an ebook, which I immediately downloaded, because 1.) what a great title, and 2.) love that spans dimensions? Sign me up. This book isn’t perfect, but it was entertaining and sweet and mysterious. It also had a marker of books I cherish, and that is, quite simply, I looked forward to reading it. Some books you want to know-what-happens; other books you want to enjoy. This book was a delicious blend of both. I wanted to know how the author would solve the dilemma she created, but I also enjoyed slowly reading how she narrated the characters moving between dimensions. Is the science perfect? No. Is the love story a bit corny? A bit. Are there plot holes? Probably... as there are with most space-time books, but I really enjoyed this sweet, intelligent story that has a lot of heart (I cried at the ending, a gentle weeping—not the full-on ugly cry I had with Jellicoe Road). All in all, I suppose I love corny, time-travel love stories and I make no apologies for it, because I really hope this book becomes a film (and I never ever say that).”
“It was a good read, just not my cup of tea.”

About Emily Henry

Emily Henry is full-time writer, proofreader, and donut connoisseur. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. She tweets @EmilyHenryWrite.

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