What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli

What If It's Us

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for the...

Details What If It's Us

TitleWhat If It's Us
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Lgbt, Romance

Reviews What If It's Us

  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    never in literature history have the gays won so hard until this collab
  • Emma Giordano
    I really loved this book! I have been waiting for this book since the moment it was announced and it truly did not disappoint!CW: cheating, homophobia, racism, panic attacksI of course enjoyed the writing style of this novel. Adam and Becky were able to perfectly co-author this contemporary, making Arthur and Ben’s individual personalities present, whether they were writing their respective character’s chapters or writing the other’s in the...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review. “I believe in love at first sight. Fate, the universe, all of it. But not how you’re thinking. I don’t mean it in the our souls were split and you’re my other half forever and ever sort of way. I just think you’re meant to meet some people. I think the universe nudges them into your path.” My dear friend, Jules, dubbed this a “queer, modern day, Sleepless in Seattle, set...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    you: Avengers: Infinity War is the crossover event of the yearme: an intellectual and contemporary YA fan: knows the real crossover event of the year Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli dropping What If It’s Us “I believe in love at first sight. Fate, the universe, all of it. But not how you’re thinking. I don’t mean it in the our souls were split and you’re my other half forever and ever sort of way. I just think you’re meant to meet ...
  • Warda
    “Hollywood will make a movie about you two. And a Netflix spin-off about your gay children.” Okay, no. I’m not accepting that ending. Just nope. Otherwise, Becky and Adam pretty much created magic with this book. The word (or has it become a term now?) ‘cinnamon rolls’ gets thrown around quite often for your cutesy kinda characters and while granted, a lot of them exist, I think Ben and Arthur take the damn cake. They were a match made ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    “I guess that’s every relationship. You start with nothing and maybe end with everything.” One of the unexpected sweetest books I’ve read all year about failing at perfection, but finding something close anyway. What If It's Us follows two characters on a summer in New York forming a very-imperfect and very-cute relationship.✔Ben - Written by Adam Silvera. Puerto Rican and gay. Way too relatable. Thinks about prices more due to being ...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    When Becky and Adam announced that they were teaming up to write a story, I was so excited. At the time, I’d only read one book each of theirs. While I found Becky’s writing lacking, I enjoyed her characters and loved what I’d read of Adam’s work, so it was easy to buy into the hype. As its release date grew nearer, I attempted to read two other works by Becky (both failures) and read another book of Adam’s (a massive disappointment), b...
  • merthur trash
    I still can’t believe I got an ARC for this! 😱🤩. I LOVED IT. ❤Is so good! Funny, interesting, cute, realistic (too much in my mind, but oh well, life) and with friendships/families/relationship goal.The writing, I’m in love with it. Is so beautiful and the story? YESSS. This book really shows that sometimes everything happens for a reason and maybe not in the circumstances or way that we expected, but still it happens and it might not...
  • C.G. Drews
    2nd Read | Oct 2018Honestly this book is so adorable and makes me laugh so much and then makes me directly attempt to throw myself into the void. Which is a skill. I acknowledge this skill. I admit that firstly (1) I said "ooh I'll review this later!" and forgot everything about it of ever, so I needed to reread, and (2) I still have thoroughly dissatisfied feelings about the ending.It's like, I'm just going to find some fanfic that fixes the epi...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    It’s really a 3,5 tho.---- ACLARANDO:Todo el libro fue súper ligero y bonito y me hizo sonreír bastante, sólo le vi dos problemas:1- El "climax" fue algo ¿ridículo? Una exageración, muchísimo drama sacado de proporciones. O sea, creo que los personajes reaccionaron muy mal a algo que se pudo haber arreglado rápido. EN FIN.2- No me gustó nada el final. Lo entiendo y tal vez yo hubiera hecho lo mismo, pero no me gustó.TODO LO DEMÁS FUE...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    3.5 STARS rounded to 4Review to come once the group reading has concluded.So excited to announce that this is our #ScaredSuspenseBookClub pick for the month of November! If you would like to join in our discussions on Instagram, dates will be November 12th and 19th.
  • Larry H
    I got up super early this morning to download Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera's new book, What If It's Us, and I have officially devoured it. All it took was reading during lunch, at every red light on the way home from work, at the chiropractor, and then after dinner this evening. One book written by two of my favorite YA authors equals ALL. THE. FEELS."I believe in love at first sight. Fate, the universe, all of it. But not how you're thinkin...
  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    --4.5 stars--Massive thank you to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for sending me this ARC.Can I just express how ecstatic I am at the state YA is headed this year? I've jokingly said that "20gayteen is in full swing and I am here for it" a lot, but in all seriousness, how amazing is it that YA is finally, FINALLY becoming more and more diverse with not only POC representation, but LGBTQ+ storylines being at the forefront. That's a big deal, people. ...
  • Hamad
    This review and other reviews can be found @ ThebookprescriptionActual Rating: 4.25 starsI don’t know if we’re a love story or a story about love. But I know whatever we are that it’s great because we kept jumping the hoops in the first place.🌟 This book is marshmallow and unicorns, this book is so cute! This is legitimately my favorite LGBT book till this point. I read 2 books by Adam and 1 book by Becky and enjoyed all of them but I ha...
  • Christy
    4 stars! Becky Albertalli + Adam Silvera = a must read for me! What If It’s Us was a highly anticipated book for me and it didn’t disappoint. It had so much of Albertalli’s sweetness and fun, and the feels (though tamed down) you know and love from Silvera. It’s a heartwarming and beautifully written read. Ben and Arthur have the most adorable meet-cute ever. A post office in NYC. A hot dog tie. A box of stuff to be mailed to an ex. They ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Yikes, okay, here we go.This book had so much potential!! And even though I only gave it 2 stars, I still think it has some quality stuff, like- lots of diversity- sex positive and CONSENT!!- DYLAN (omg Dylan was the real MVP of this book let's be real)- aaaaand to be honest that's about itHere's what I had issues with:- For the first 200 pages, i literally couldn't tell Ben and Arthur apart. Their voices sounded exactly the same to me- This book...
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    *An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* "I pictured New York like West Side Story plus In the Heights plus Avenue Q- but really, it's just construction and traffic and iPhones and humidity." My expectations were higher than most of New York’s skyline but somehow, Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli still managed to wow me.This was precious, deliciously awkward, and refreshingly realistic. I absolutely...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    The story was a bit slow going, but like I said on Twitter by the end I was basically trash for it and kept reading deep into the late hours of the night. SO. FRICKEN. CUTE. I have nothing else to say. Read this wonderful book, please and thank you.
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    I started reading What If It’s Us on 8/30/18 and finished it on 9/3/18. The most amazing love story to read ever! The humor is contagious. I love the two main characters: Arthur and Ben. I like Ben’s friend Dylan, he’s extra hilarious! I like Namrata, she always has something wild to say. Arthur and his dad has the best father-son relationship. Ben and his family are great too! I love how sweet and innocent Arthur is especially how excited ...
  • Emma
    somewhere between 4 and 5 stars??? i don’t even know right now I have so many feelings, time to go blast “only us” and cry in my room------------------ I JUST FOUND OUT THE TITLE IS A DEAR EVAN HANSEN REFERENCE ASKDFJKADHSJ
  • Brianna
    You guys. This book was everything we ever wanted it to be and so much more.First of all, the two authors of this are absolute legends and I’m still in complete awe that they actually wrote a book together. Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera have written some of the most impactful books I’ve ever read, and the fact that they actually did a collab is everything. You can truly feel that this story came from the both of them.Anyway, we start off ...
  • Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)
    I'm kind of on the fence with this one.This book was a real roller coaster for me. Both the story and my feelings about it.I thought part one was entertainment, and it had its moments, then part two pissed me off and stressed me out, while part three was mostly nice (although I feel like it went on for a little longer that it needed to).RTCBlog | Twitter | Instagram
  • Nina
    *** 2.5 STARS *** I was so, so, so excited for "What If It's Us" but unfortunately, it just wasn't as good as any of Becky Albertalli's or Adam Silvera's other books. There are quite a few things that bothered me about this novel. First of all, Ben and Arthur meet at the post office at around page 20 but then don't meet again for pretty much another 150 pages. I really don't know why that had to take so long because the time between their meeting...
  • chloe ✨
    4.5 stars*Content warnings: homophobia, racismLike many, this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year, and I am SO glad it did not disappoint! I absolutely adored it. By page 30 I had smiled 12048297 times. We follow the two perspectives of Arthur and Ben, and I love them both so much! As expected from Becky & Adam, this novel has a lot of diversity. Arthur is gay, Jewish and has ADHD, and Ben is gay and Puerto Rican. Reading about ...