Review: What If It’s Us

What If It's Us

Title: What If It’s Us
Author: Adam Silvera & Becky Albertalli
Publication Date: October 9th 2018
Genre: Contemporary 
Format: Ebook
Rating: ★★★


Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?

This book was cute. It isn’t my favorite book but it was definitely enjoyable. I do think that Silvera and Albertalli are a really good writing duo and I would love to read more of their works.


There are two main characters Ben and Arthur. Let’s talk about Ben first since he was my favorite out of the two. He was such a sweet character who was so unsure of himself. He was always comparing himself to everyone around him when he was amazing in his own way. I’m really glad that by the end of the book he realized that too.

I didn’t like Arthur as much as Ben. I honestly thought he was kind of annoying. I was almost always skimming through his chapters unless they had Ben in them. He had an air of thinking that everything was about about him. He didn’t think before he spoke and overall I didn’t enjoy reading about him all that much.


[slight spoiler] I’m not the biggest fan of romances where the ending is left open ended, but I didn’t mind this one. It was most likely because I thought Arthur was annoying as heck. The plot was cute and I did enjoy what was happening for the majority of the book. There were a couple parts where I just wasn’t really interested in what was happening.

I really enjoyed the writing. Even though each chapter is written by a different author the entire book still felt smooth and blended. It wasn’t jarring to go from one chapter to the next. I actually liked the dual POVs even though normally I don’t. I thought Albertalli and Silvera did a good job with it.

Overall Thoughts

This was a cute spring read which was when I read it. I really enjoyed that it was just a cute romcom about two boys trying to figure out who they are. It also made me want to read more of Silvera’s books since this was the first time I had read one of his books. I’ve read Albertalli’s books before and this one made me enjoy her writing a lot more too.

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