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Publisher's Summary

Combining the emotional deftness of Sarah Dessen with the magical spark of New York City in wintertime, this affecting novel will inspire listeners to pay closer attention to the world around them.

What does it really mean to be kind...and why does it sometimes feel like the hardest thing in the world to do?

High school senior Kendall, who just returned from a life-changing semester in Europe, and Max, who is drifting his way through a gap year before college, struggle with these questions when they witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holiday season.

Racked with guilt, the two accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness to strangers. The challenge pulls these two teens, who have a history together from back home, closer and closer as they explore a vibrant city filled with other people's stories and secrets.

Kendall and Max can't deny their growing bond, even though they both have other romantic entanglements and uncertain futures. As the clock counts down on New Year's Eve, will they find themselves together at midnight?

Jennifer Castle's latest novel is a romantic, thought-provoking tale of human connection and how we find - and make - our place in the world.

©2018 Jennifer Castle (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Doha
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 01-03-18

Kindness is Never a Waste of Time

I was anticipating this book for a couple of weeks and the moment it was released I started reading .. and finished it in one sitting .. literally
it was a fun ride and I really enjoyed the acts of kindness and how it affected people in many ways that you don't expect, so the book talks about these two people Max and Kendall who witness an accident and feel so guilty about it that they start a dare to do random acts of kindness for strangers and the plot picks up from there .. it was a nice emotional read, I did wish if it has a stronger plot or more adventure in it but it was enjoyable nonetheless
as for the ending, it wasn't as bad as everyone made it out to be .. yes it could use an epilogue but this was fine for the most part

The Narration was very good both of them did a very good job in capturing the characters and I couldn't put the book down until I finished it.. recommended for a quick read for the beginning of the year