Genre: YA Contemporary
Published: June 16, 2015 by HarperCollins
Length: 304 pages
Source: HarperCollins (ARC)
“Before Matt, Ella had a plan. Get over a no-good ex-boyfriend. Graduate from high school without any more distractions. Move away from Orlando, Florida, where she’s lived her entire life.
But Matt—the cute, shy, bespectacled bass player who just moved to town—was never part of that plan.
And neither was attending a party that was crashed by the cops just minutes after they arrived. Or spending an entire night saying “yes” to every crazy, fun thing they could think of.
Then Matt abruptly left town, and he broke not only Ella’s heart but those of their best friends, too. So when he shows up a year later with a plan of his own—to relive the night that brought them together—Ella isn’t sure whether Matt’s worth a second chance. Or if re-creating the past can help them create a different future.”
I got two words for this book: SO GOOD. I was hooked on from start to finish because I really wanted to know what would happen in the end. Would Ella forgive Matt? Why did Matt leave Ella out of the blue? I believe it only took me a day and a half to finish The Night We Said Yes. This book switches from past to present so we could see how everything changed from when Matt and Ella were together to them not even being friends. At the first few chapters, I was a bit confused whether I was reading the past or present because the events were very similar. The present was kind of like re-enacting the past. Don’t worry though, before the chapter begins, it will say “Present” or “Past”.
What made me love this book so much is because it was very relatable and the timing was perfect when I read this book. Let’s just say something like this happened to me a couple of hours before I started reading this. I thought it was crazy that I was reading a story that was similar to the stuff happening to me in real life.
I love Ella and Matt together and as a person! I finally have an answer to the question “which fictional characters do you ship?”. It would have to be THEM because they rock! Ella isn’t quite outgoing but she isn’t shy either which is definitely like me. Matt has a really cute personality and he’s just so realistic. He is part of a band and plays the bass. I also love the side characters which are Ella and Matt’s best friends. All these characters are flawed which made me love them more.
Overall I totally recommend you reading this especially if you’re a contemporary lover like me. I don’t even know how many times I mentioned the word love in this review haha. It is definitely a quick read and one of those books that is memorable. I can see myself reading this in the future (and this is coming from a reader who doesn’t like rereading).