180 seconds is the first Arc I read and it will always be a special one . I was delighted when I received the arc from the publishers through Netgalley because I found a stunning cover and interesting description.
180 seconds is a charming YA read of friendship and first love.
Published on-25 April 2017
Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…
After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.
One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.
I truly enjoyed reading the book even though it started of pretty boring and it took time to really develop interest.But soon I was caught up in the story and there was no looking back.The book deals with serious issues in a playful way.The characters were memorable and relatable .The story mainly explores Alison journey from being a total introvert ,(there are obviously many reasons for that ),to a girl opens her heart to a new people and experiences.The transformation is pretty evident in the end of the book .
The book also caters other important characters who play a significant impact on Alison’s story:
¤Esben, is the character you instantly like .He is a charming person His social media experiments hold a important role in the story.His demeanour makes Alison shed her inhibitions.In -short Esben is the driving force of the story.
¤Steffi,is Alison’s best friend cum everything.She is also someone who Alison trust the most.
¤Simon-Alison’s gay step dad is also quite important.
So coming back tothe book,I would like to just say that I tremendously enjoyed the book.
Highly recommended for Introverts and someone who loves YA fiction.