Jessie’s just arrived in New York, hoping to forget about her awful ex.
New Yorker Finn is in love with his best friend’s girlfriend.
They might be perfect together, but in a city of eight million people, will they find each other?
I had the honour of reading an early draft of this novel, and giving my feedback, so reading the finished product was brilliant.
I loved ‘Della Says…’ but this – this was SO much better.
I love Stainton’s voice in this novel – Jessie was me at 16 – but me if I got to go to NYC.
The thing I loved the most about this novel was the anticipation Jessie has when travelling to NYC. I’ve been a few times myself, and hope to go again in December, and I know for a fact everything Jessie felt getting closer and closer toManhattanare the same feelings I had myself, and will have again. I genuinely felt nervous and excited along with Jessie.
The relationship that progresses with Jessie and Finn is great – it’s that will they won’t they meet situation which you see in movies now and then, but I’ve not seen in a novel – and it’s done really well here. I love both Jessie and Finn, and although sometimes, knowing what was coming up made me cringe (that’s being a teenager isn’t it – cringy experiences) I loved them all the way through, loved the development and the story.
There have been a couple of changes that I remember from the earlier version which are totally for the best.
I would totally wholehearted recommend Jessie Heart NYC. If I do get to go in December, I’ll definitely be re-reading it on the plane. IF I don’t, I know I’ll be re-reading it at some point – it’s one of those books.