I wasn't really sure what to expect going into this book but it seemed like a fun summer read so I was excited to see where it would go - and I am quite pleased with it!

Hello everyone!

I'm back with another review, The Foreseeable Future by Emily Adrian. Thanks so much to Penguin Random House for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

The story follows Audrey, a teen who is struggling to find her path after high school. Her parents want her to go to the college where they are professors but she is looking for something a little less academic. When she enrols in night school to become a Certified Nurse Assistant at the local nursing home, Audrey doesn't realize she could be changing her whole future. At a beach party, one of her mutual friends, Cameron has a heart attack and Audrey performs CPR, saving her life. She becomes a viral sensation and soon sets her sights on a career in nursing, much to her parents' dismay. But when she gets the chance to move to her dream city of Seattle, the only thing holding her back is Seth, the boy she's fallen in love with.

This was the second book I've read by Adrian and I think I definitely liked this one better. I had an easier time connecting with Audrey than I did the characters of the other book and genuinely think that Adrian has grown as an author since her debut novel. The book was well written, I found that I was reading it quite quickly and finished it in two sittings. The storyline itself was quite original and I really liked the introduction of some new elements to the novel, not just the usual tropes of YA.

I found Audrey's dilemma really intriguing and the reasoning behind it was also interesting. Much of this book focuses on Audrey's need to get out of the small town she is trapped in and when she gets the opportunity to leave, she wavers. I understand that she doesn't want to leave Seth, but she also doesn't want to stay where she is. I'm sure this is a regular issue that many people have but I don't know that I've seen it like this at a YA level before. In the end, they end up going with the obvious decision, but there were many instances along the way where this caused friction between the couple.

There is also some family drama to add to the story which helped ground the story and relate the reader to the characters, especially Audrey. For the most part, I enjoyed this aspect, but there were times when the family dynamic was a bit excessive.

Overall, I think there were some other parts of the book that didn't wow me as much as I wanted to, but for the most part, I enjoyed the uniqueness of the story.