Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Our Year of Maybe

Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted.But Peter...

Details Our Year of Maybe

TitleOur Year of Maybe
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherSimon Pulse
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, LGBT, Romance

Reviews Our Year of Maybe

  • Heather
    Solomon has a way of writing beautifully, sad books. I adored this one!
  • Vicky Who Reads
    4.5 starsLuscious, poignant, and another stunner from Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone. It’s safe to say that Our Year of Maybe was just as moving and well-written and finely crafted as Solomon’s debut, and I could not be more excited. Sophie and Peter are such different and dynamic main characters–they change so much in this novel, but not in a rushed way. They’re dynamic and they learn and they find out ne...
  • Kat
    Oh man, what I love about both books I’ve read now by the amazing RLS is the way she creates these really complicated, sticky, uncomfortable, emotionally messy scenarios where there really aren’t any bad guys, but still you can end up with a LOT of hurt feelings. And ooohhh I could tell this was going to be so juicy from chapter one. Sophie and Peter are best friends. Peter has been chronically ill his entire life because of a kidney problem....
  • Jasmine
    ***Actual rating: 4/5 Lovin’-So-Hard Stars*** And then I let go of him first, this boy who never belonged to me.Ilet go first. Peter and Sophie have been best friends since childhood; growing up together, Peter’s feeling for Sophie is always nothing more than F.R.I.E.N.D.S. whereas Sophie starts having undeniable crush on him day by day. When Sophie realizes Peter never feels the same as she does, her secret crush morphs into a much more ...
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    Rachel Lynn Solomon is slowly becoming one of my all-time favorite authors, I’m waiting on her third book that sounds even more painful and full of angst than this one and You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone to make it official. But so far, she is amazing. This book is about co-dependence in friendship, about unrequited love, the consequences of a transplant between friends (how does Rachel come with those bold ideas and execute them so well?? I w...
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    Our Year of Maybe is an incredibly well done book about unrequited loved and friendship break-ups, something that I think is sorely missing in YA. “He has a part of me, and I'm the one with a gaping hole that can't be fixed.” This book has many layers to it. One of the core events of it is Sophie donating her kidney to her best friend Peter, who she is also in love with. They grew up together and are basically each other's only friends, but...
  • Marie
    You know what, I loved this so much. The childhood friends trope, my heart, my feelings, how realistic everything felt, how three -dimensional these characters were, the sisters relationship, the families, MY FEELINGS.My heart is very happy right now. I loved this. Really, really did.Read my full review of Our Year of Maybe on the blog. My Blog - Drizzle & Hurricane Books - Twitter - Bloglovin'
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight "Because I was in love with him— the kind of love that made my throat ache with all the things I couldn’t say." This is probably going to be one of "those" reviews that just amounts to incoherent gushing, and I am not sorry. When I heard there was a new Rachel Lynn Solomon book coming out, I had no doubt I'd like it. I loved  You'...
  • Sierra Elmore
    imagine having a wig remaining after finishing this book.....cannot relate!Sweet, heartbreaking, haunting, and beautiful.
  • Hilda
    “There are a thousand other reasons I'm doing this, but still, this gesture makes me think what I have only allowed myself to think about on the rarest occasions: that maybe, after the transplant, Peter will want me, too.”I knew from the very beginning this book was not for me. Why did I continue reading? Every new chapter. Every new event just proves it to me. Sophie and Peter were so codependent it hurt to watch. She was also so in love wit...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    I jumped at the opportunity to read this book based on all the amazing things I had heard about Solomon's debut, You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone, and let me tell you, it was a great decision. This book was a painfully beautiful exploration of a friendship, and how quickly something so seemingly solid can deteriorate.Sophie and Peter shared a friendship, which worked well in a bubble, but post-transplant, a lot of cracks begin to become more prominen...
  • dezzy
    5 stars.My first five-star read of 2019, yay!!It was so easy to rate Our Year of Maybe five stars. I love this book so much.- Rachel Lynn Solomon's writing is so easy and fun to read. Not once did I feel bored while reading this, the plot & pacing were great!- THE CHARACTERS, oh my gosh. Peter and Sophie's relationship was so complex and intriguing to read about, and my heart hurt so much for Sophie at times. - I LOVE PETER AND CHASE. They're so ...
  • McKinlay Dennis
    Listen, this book perfectly captured unrequited love for me. How it can be all encompassing, and also incredibly toxic. Wow, just wow. This book hit me hard! *also Peter is bi. Sophie is dyslexic.
  • Kate
    Any book that makes snot stream down my face deserves all the stars
  • Robyn
    Rachel Lynn Solomon blew me away with her debut book, You’ll Miss Me When I am Gone. So, I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found out that her second novel, Our Year of Maybe was to be released soon. I NEEDED this book! I once thought that Solomon could not get any better than her debut, but I was wrong, this book is everything I ever hoped it could be and so much more. Sophie has been in love with Peter almost her entire life. They ar...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    4.5 STARSSophie is in love with her neighbor and best friend. She can’t help hoping Peter will feel the same way after she donates a kidney to him. Peter is now free, healthy enough to live his life, go back to school and pursue his interests.If Peter doesn’t return Sophie’s romantic love, can their friendship survive.Rachel Lynn Solomon’s sophomore book is every bit as engaging and well written her debut, YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE...
  • rachelwrites007
    04/16/2018: That description is perfect. Sophie and Peter and Chase and Tabitha and Luna and Josh and the entire cast will steal your heart. This book, like Rachel's debut, deals with intense love, debts, and high school dramallama. It will be perfect for fans of her debut (DUH), but also for fans of Siobhan Vivian and Corey Ann Haydu.01/06/2018: What a book. Rach's characters never cease to amaze me.
  • Nadhira Satria
    ”He is the earth, and I am the moon. There was never enough I could do to get him to love me that way I wanted, to see me as more than just a moon. I have never been enough, and he has always been too much”MY HEART IS BROKEN. Oh my god. This book. THIS FUCKING BOOK JUST SHATTERED MY HEART.Here I am still awake at six am in the morning, heartbroken from reading thisTheir story killed me, the ending was just.... brb crying again. I’m just at ...
  • Stacy Fetters
    "I gave Peter a piece of me- but maybe I also have him the freedom to figure out who he was without me. And I should have realized much sooner that I’d given myself the exact same thing."When you love and care about someone so much, you would do anything for them. No matter the cost and no matter what kind of toll it takes on your body. Would you put your life on hold for a friend?Sophie does that exact thing for her best friend, Peter. Peter i...
  • Mylien Lai
    This has helped me through a different time in my life.
  • Tova
    This was interesting. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings, which will be put into a review as soon as I have time to check up on reviews. RTC.
  • Monica
    Peter and Sophie's characters were so well developed. I really appreciated being 'with them' as they grew and went through phases of their friendship. Teenage life can be messy and this book embraced that without being too dramatic. I found their feelings realistic and thought out which made them really relatable.
  • Booklovin✮
    What could be more amazing, than to be given a chance to actually live? Overall, this was a beautifully written book that tackles difficult issues while pulling you into its world.The ending surprised me and I loved it.
  • K.A.
    Bloody brilliant, as is literally EVERYTHING Rachel Lynn Solomon writes. The voice, the real characterization, the messy truth about teenage love and friendship and life, it's all so perfectly amazing, this author is quickly rising to the top of my favorite YA contemp authors. I cannot say enough about this book. LOVED IT!
  • Steff Pasciuti
    I am one hundred percent certain that, had Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon ended differently, I would have given it a rating of two. I think it safe for me to say that it is the ending that really makes this novel, however that does not mean that I liked it. I actually found this story rather boring and frustrating to read on a personal level. The thing is, Our Year of Maybe is too real for me. While I enjoy reading books that have de...
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)Our Year of Maybe hooked me from line one. Solomon has this way of writing which is equal parts carefree simplicity and also hard hitting kicks to the feels. On a pure writing level, there were so many lines that I just had to highlight because they were so beautiful.But not only that, but our characters, Peter and Sophie are chara...
  • Kayleigh
    5 stars.“Sometimes you hurt, and sometimes you ache, but the worst pain is one you can’t put a name to and can’t swallow a pill to fix.”Our Year of Maybe follows Sophie Orenstein, an aspiring choreographer who would do anything for her best friend, Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who has been on the kidney transplant list as long as she's known him. Peter is a gifted pianist and means the world to Sophie. So, when she learns that she's a match, d...