That’s how seventeen-year-old Arden Huntley has always thought of herself. Caring for her loved ones is what gives Arden purpose in her life and makes her feel like she matters. But lately she’s grown resentful of everyone—including her needy best friend and her absent mom—taking her loyalty for granted.
Then Arden stumbles upon a website called Tonight the Streets Are Ours, the musings of a young New York City writer named Peter, who gives voice to feelings that Arden has never known how to express. He seems to gether in a way that no one else does, and he hasn’t even met her.
Until Arden sets out on a road trip to find him.
During one crazy night out in New York City filled with parties, dancing, and music—the type of night when anything can happen, and nearly everything does—Arden discovers that Peter isn’t exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn’t exactly who she thought she was, either.
Despite the saying, never jusdge a book by its cover, it was definitely the beautiful front cover of this book that first drew me to it. I mean, who couldn't just completely fall in love with it's ombre gorgeousness?! But after reading the blurb I knew that this was a book for me despite the cover.
I haven't ready any of Leila Sales' work before, but after Tonight the Streets Are Ours I am definitely going to be picking up her other books!
Tonight the Streets Are Ours is about a young girl who is struggling with being the trustworthy and loyal person she has always been, not because she isn't those things but more because that is all she is. Arden is probably one of the best characters I have read this year, and I think the fact that I could relate to her in quite a few ways helped me love this book so much! She is real and gritty and caring, and I loved everything that she brought to this story.
Sales does a great job of telling you Peter's story alongside Arden's without it being of dual perspective. There are so many twists and turns throughout, I love that this books does not give you the ending that you are expecting.
This book is pretty new on the market so I would definitely recommend grabbing it for any of the book lovers in your life this Christmas.
Great job, Leila!