Here, There, Everywhere

Here, There, Everywhere

Zeus would rather be anywhere than here—Buffalo Falls—the tiny town his family moved to at the end of the school year. Having left all his friends back in Chicago and with nothing to look forward to except helping out at his mother’s café and biking around town with his weird little brother, Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life.But then h...

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Title:Here, There, Everywhere
Author:Julia Durango
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Here, There, Everywhere Reviews

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)

    This book was so much better than I was expecting! I wasn't expecting it to be garbage by any means, but I thought it would be a pretty standard contemporary. And it was in some ways, but there was so much heart and warmth in this book I was immediate

    This book was so much better than I was expecting! I wasn't expecting it to be garbage by any means, but I thought it would be a pretty standard contemporary. And it was in some ways, but there was so much heart and warmth in this book I was immediately captivated. Here, There Everywhere is a story about family and finding yourself, and first loves. It was really a joy to read.

    I loved the

    in the story! Zeus, the main character, is Mexican and Norweigan, his little brother Grub is Puerto Rican and Norwiegan. Rose, Zeus' love interest is Filipino. I loved seeing so much diversity in small town America, because diversity exists everywhere.

    It was so

    to the characters and the story. The best word I can use to describe this book is endearing. I didn't want to stop reading because I loved spending time with these characters.

    I loved every single

    in this book. Zeus and Grub and a fantastic brother duo, who clearly love each other very much. I loved seeing Zeus' close relationship with his mom. He came to her when he was upset and emotional, and I loved seeing so much support between them. I loved Zeus and Rose's getting-to-know-you phase, their dates were adorable. I liked seeing Zeus interact with all of the senior citizens at the retirement center - there were many vibrant characters. I liked that even after Zeus started dating Rose, he actually made his own friends too. This story wasn't only about the romance, we get to see great family and friend moments too.

    I felt like all the

    in the story were relatively weak. Because this is much more of a character driven story it didn't really bother me too much.

    This book was such a pleasant surprise. It was so heart-warming and happy to read. I loved the characters and the relationships we get to see. Here, There, Everywhere is a great contemporary that is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. And it's really perfect for this time of year.

  • Dove

    Omg! I really loved this book! What a short but cute read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It talks about first loves, following ur dreams, friendships, family first, sacrifices, etc. It’s your basic yet perfect young adult contemporary. It makes you sad but also fills you up and teaches you an important life lesson. It’s about this boy Zeus who moves to this isolate town where nothing happens and he’s sad about it. His mom opens this vegan restaurant that isn’t going very well and he has a weird young

    Omg! I really loved this book! What a short but cute read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. It talks about first loves, following ur dreams, friendships, family first, sacrifices, etc. It’s your basic yet perfect young adult contemporary. It makes you sad but also fills you up and teaches you an important life lesson. It’s about this boy Zeus who moves to this isolate town where nothing happens and he’s sad about it. His mom opens this vegan restaurant that isn’t going very well and he has a weird younger brother whose imagination has gone too far and he thinks he’s in the army. He begins volunteering at a senior home, where he falls in love with this other volunteer who plays piano, rose. They spark up a friendship which quickly turns to dating, and they are an awesome match because they always encourage each other to follow their dreams. Rose is going to New York for school at the end of summer, but they still have the best summer ever. It’s a bittersweet ending I didn’t want her to leave but it was clear that’s how the book was going. There’s also this complication where Zeus is too involved with rose so he forgets about his little brother, who becomes friends with this old man who has Alzheimer’s and they play this make up game where they pretend they r in the war and they do missions- which ends up getting the little brother in trouble when they accidentally steal things from the senior home. In that sense, the book also talks about honesty. It was a memorable read.

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline

    Zeus (Jesus Bjorn Gunderson) has been moved with his young brother Manny (Grub)from Chicago to the small town of Buffalo Falls. His mother has a vegetarian cafe that's she's trying to make successful, and one of her summer specials is free delivery between 11 and 2. Guess who gets to deliver? Because the family is struggling financially, and the town is small, Zeus goes everywhere on his bike, including the local old folks home on the top of a hill. While d

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline

    Zeus (Jesus Bjorn Gunderson) has been moved with his young brother Manny (Grub)from Chicago to the small town of Buffalo Falls. His mother has a vegetarian cafe that's she's trying to make successful, and one of her summer specials is free delivery between 11 and 2. Guess who gets to deliver? Because the family is struggling financially, and the town is small, Zeus goes everywhere on his bike, including the local old folks home on the top of a hill. While delivering there, his younger brother takes a liking to a gentleman who fought in WWII and still inhabits that world in his mind, and Zeus meets Rose, the daughter of a nurse who plays piano for the residents. The two hit it off and start to date, and Zeus becomes interested in the older residents and their quirks. He manages to make some new friends in town and even puts together a band. Things aren't easy with Rose-- she wants to go to an art school in New York, and if his mother's restaurant fails, Zeus might have to move back to Chicago. When mementos are stolen from residents of the memory care unit, Zeus steps in to solve the mystery, and life just goes on in a pleasant, if sometimes sad, fashion.

    Strengths: I really enjoyed this one. It reminded me a bit of Hautman's Slider, in that Zeus is taking care of a younger brother while going about his normal life and having a pleasant romance. There's a lot of kissing, but nothing more described, and it's just very sweet. I liked that the family was struggling but working hard toward a long held dream. Zeus was a typically clueless teen boy who wasn't sure what he wanted out of life. Also slightly reminiscent of Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie, with the nursing home connection.

    Weaknesses: Two completely random f-bombs, one uttered by one of the residents. WHY?????

    What I really think: We need so many more realistic, fun books for older teen boys, and this was perfect.

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    This was such a sweet and adorable story of first love, but also about friends and family, nurturing those important relationships, living for today, and holding onto the good memories.

    I didn't realize the title of this book was based on the Beatles' song, Here, There, and Everywhere, but I have to say, it's appropriate. That song is a sweet and beautiful declaration of love, and encompasses many of the emotions Zeus was experiencing as he fell in love for the first time.

    •Pro: I LOVED Zeus! He

    This was such a sweet and adorable story of first love, but also about friends and family, nurturing those important relationships, living for today, and holding onto the good memories.

    I didn't realize the title of this book was based on the Beatles' song, Here, There, and Everywhere, but I have to say, it's appropriate. That song is a sweet and beautiful declaration of love, and encompasses many of the emotions Zeus was experiencing as he fell in love for the first time.

    •Pro: I LOVED Zeus! He was wry and witty and made me laugh often. I think I laughed for several pages straight as he explained his heritage and declared himself "Mexiwegian". He was also sweet and caring. He felt bad when he was insensitive to others' needs, and he also felt things quite deeply. He took one for the team on more than one occasion, and grew a whole lot during this book.

    •Pro: This book had quite a precious sibling relationship. Zeus was much older than his brother, Manny, who he lovingly referred to as Grub, but still had a genuine fondness for him and spent quite a bit of time fostering Grub's love for all things World War II.

    •Pro: Speaking of Grub, I loved that kid too. I adored all his WWII adventures and I thought the storyline involving Grub and Blackjack, the 90-year-old WWII veteran was quite special.

    •Pro: This was such a precious story of falling in love. From the first time Zeus saw Rose, I knew I was going to enjoy watching this relationship blossom, and I was not disappointed. I was delighted tagging along for their Sunday outings and volunteering at the nursing home. Theirs was a tender, sweet first love that I wish everyone could experience.

    •Pro: This book had so many wonderful side characters, which I think is really important to point out, because this is a character driven story. One of my favorites was Letty. She was the heart of Hilltop Nursing Home. She was spunky and fun-loving and she was all about living in the moment. She was always saying, "Enjoy today, you might be dead tomorrow." Sage advice.

    •Pro: Full disclosure - I cried when I read the ending. I was on the treadmill, and I was blubbering. It was just so sweet and touching. I also liked that we got a lot of closure. I knew how things were going for almost all the major players in the story, and although there was one question mark, I decided how to interpret the very end of the book, and I was happy with it.

    Overall: A sweet and touching tale of first love, which made my heart dance and brought lots of happy tears to my eyes.

    *I would like to thank the publisher for the advanced copy of this book.

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  • Sarah

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

    This was a YA contemporary romance story, about a boy from Chicago who had just moved to a small town.

    I liked Zeus, and it was sweet how he looked after his little brother all the time.

    The storyline in this was about Zeus and his mother and younger brother moving to a small town where his mother had set up a small café. Zeus was tasked with making deliveries for his mother around town, and in doing so met

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

    This was a YA contemporary romance story, about a boy from Chicago who had just moved to a small town.

    I liked Zeus, and it was sweet how he looked after his little brother all the time.

    The storyline in this was about Zeus and his mother and younger brother moving to a small town where his mother had set up a small café. Zeus was tasked with making deliveries for his mother around town, and in doing so met Rose, a piano prodigy who played at the old people’s home. Thus began a cute romance between Zeus and Rose, although I did feel like the second half of the book lost its way a little in terms of plot.

    The ending to this was kind of bittersweet.

    6.5 out of 10

  • Cait • A Page with a View

    3.5 stars. I absolutely adored the first half of this book! It was hilariously endearing and I was laughing so much.

    Jesus Bjorn Gunderson (Zeus) is a "Mexiwegian" teen who gets uprooted from Chicago and stuck in a small town where he works at his mother's cafe for nothing but tip money. He meets Rose, a Filipina piano prodigy who's his age, and starts volunteering with her at the local nursing home. His little "Puertowegian" brother Grub is super obsessed with army

    3.5 stars. I absolutely adored the first half of this book! It was hilariously endearing and I was laughing so much.

    Jesus Bjorn Gunderson (Zeus) is a "Mexiwegian" teen who gets uprooted from Chicago and stuck in a small town where he works at his mother's cafe for nothing but tip money. He meets Rose, a Filipina piano prodigy who's his age, and starts volunteering with her at the local nursing home. His little "Puertowegian" brother Grub is super obsessed with army stuff and has an adorable friendship with an elderly soldier with Alzheimer's.

    The characters are definitely what make this book. All of the senior citizens are so wonderful! I really loved how much humanity came though with how the teens saw that the nursing home residents aren't "kooky old people" and "couldn't help the circumstances of their age any more than [Zeus] could."

    So the writing was good and Zeus had a really strong personality that totally came through. But not much happened in terms of the actual plot... halfway through it was still just plodding along without much direction and I started to lose some interest. I also never really got a strong sense of Rose. So I wish there had been something

    at stake or better pacing so I could have gotten into some story because I really did love the setup!!

    Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC.

  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids

    3.5 stars

    This book was a pleasant surprise. I'm not a huge contemporary reader, but there was something enduring about this story, and it's characters, I really liked. Loved the diversity of the characters too.

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  • Bethany Miller

    Moving from Chicago to Buffalo Falls with his mother and younger brother Grub has not been ideal for Jesus (Zeus) Gunderson, but working as the delivery boy for his mother’s cafe over the summer ends up opening some doors. While making a delivery to Hilltop, the local retirement home, Zeus meets a pianist named Rose whom he instantly falls for and Grub meets Blackjack, a WWII vet who is more than willing to indulge him in his soldier wargame fantasies. On another delivery, Zeus meets Dylan and t

    Moving from Chicago to Buffalo Falls with his mother and younger brother Grub has not been ideal for Jesus (Zeus) Gunderson, but working as the delivery boy for his mother’s cafe over the summer ends up opening some doors. While making a delivery to Hilltop, the local retirement home, Zeus meets a pianist named Rose whom he instantly falls for and Grub meets Blackjack, a WWII vet who is more than willing to indulge him in his soldier wargame fantasies. On another delivery, Zeus meets Dylan and the two strike up a friendship based on their shared love of music. Throughout the course of the summer conflicts arise, hijinks ensue, and lessons are learned.

    There are a few questions that propel the plot of this novel. Will the World Peas Cafe be a success? What will happen with Zeus and Rose whose musical talents may take her away from Buffalo Falls? Why are the valuables of Hilltop residents suddenly going missing? Mostly though, this is a slice of life novel, and the reader is along for the (mostly entertaining) ride with Zeus. This is meant to be a humorous book, and your level of enjoyment will be determined by whether or not Zeus’s take on the world tickles your funny bone. It felt a little like a book that wished it were a movie, but it’s a book that has heart and may be a winner for readers who connect with Zeus. Optional purchase.

  • sue

    I received this lovely paperback from another book blogger who said “you need to read this, it’s quaint” so Sally.....I’m reading it!

    Zeus is a lovely lad. He’s had to move home with his Mother and young brother.

    His Moms set up a cafe and helps out but most of all, he Care takes his young brother. I found Zeus to be a sweet unassuming lad who I came to adore within the pages.

    Upon helping his mom he meets Rose. This is the start of not only a blossoming friendship but a budding falling in love r

    I received this lovely paperback from another book blogger who said “you need to read this, it’s quaint” so Sally.....I’m reading it!

    Zeus is a lovely lad. He’s had to move home with his Mother and young brother.

    His Moms set up a cafe and helps out but most of all, he Care takes his young brother. I found Zeus to be a sweet unassuming lad who I came to adore within the pages.

    Upon helping his mom he meets Rose. This is the start of not only a blossoming friendship but a budding falling in love romance.

    A lovely sweet relaxing tale which I thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Kayla

    I didn't actaully enjoy this much, I really wanted to but it was lacking everything I loved.

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