As a recent fan of “Sliding Doors” I was instantly smitten with Where It All Lands. With the concept of a single decision altering our life, every moment that comes after, who we end up becoming. And Where It All Lands is a fabulous and character driven story about growth and love. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.
Stevie Rosenstein has never made a true friend. Never fallen in love. Moved from city to city by her father’s unrelenting job, it’s too hard to care for someone. Trust in anything. The pain of leaving always hurts too much. But she’ll soon learn to trust, to love.
Drew and Shane have been best friends through everything. The painful death of Shane’s dad. The bitter separation of Drew’s parents. Through sleepaway camps and family heartache, basketball games and immeasurable loss, they’ve always been there for each other.
When Stevie meets Drew and Shane, life should go on as normal.
But a simple coin toss alters the course of their year in profound and unexpected ways.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
Where It All Lands is a multiple POV story about the impact of our choices. Beginning with a coin toss and a love triangle, Wexler delivers a story that delves into Stevie, Shane, and Drew. In love triangles, the possible LIs always seem to represent different futures and images of ourselves we see, but in Where It All Lands goes further. It examines all those choices, all those miscommunications and second chances, which alter each moment afterwards. Which changes not only us, but those around us.
It’s also a love triangle where I couldn’t definitively pick who I liked more. Because Wexler’s choice to feature multiple POV allows us to get to know each of them. All the things they never say, all the thoughts that go on in their head, all their fears. Yet Where It All Lands is more than a love triangle. It’s a story about friendship, about living for the future, and embracing the moment. About knowing that things are going to end, and not letting that fear stop us from the people we love.
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We can never know who we might be if we merely made a different choice. If fate didn’t intervene. But Where It All Lands examines all the people, conversations, and directions our life would go. I had to read the last 30% all in one sitting because I had to know how it was going to resolve. Find Where It All Lands on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, Bookshop.org & The Book Depository.