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Hello (From Here)

By Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Witty, sweet teen romance set in the early days of COVID.

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This witty, entertaining teen romance accurately depicts the ways that teens have had to figure out friendships, dating, and planning for the future during the coronavirus pandemic. Hello (From Here) has two endearing and relatable characters in Max and Jonah. Because their relationship develops over the phone and computer, the story relies a lot on their dialogue and banter, and authors Chandler Baker and Wesley King deliver the goods in this regard. We get to know these likable characters well and root for them. The story highlights many of the most challenging aspects of the pandemic: fear of loved ones' getting sick, fraught social relationships, future plans dashed, distance learning. But the authors tried too hard to cram everything in, so the story threads go off in a few too many directions. Overall, though, this is an empathetic look at kids and adults trying to do their best, and while they may not always succeed, their hearts are in the right place and they learn from their experiences.

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