Book Tour: After Hello by Lisa Mangum

Title: After Hello
Author: Lisa Mangum
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Date of Publication: August 21, 2012
What if the first day of your relationship was the only day you had? 
Seventeen-year-old Sara is a seeker. She’s always on the
lookout for the perfect moment to capture with her ever-present,
point-and-shoot camera, especially on her first trip to New York City. 
Sam is a finder. He has a knack for finding what other people
can’t—a first-edition book or the last two tickets to a sold-out
Broadway show. In New York, there is always something interesting to
find.
When Sam and Sara’s paths cross, neither one of them is
prepared for what they will find out about each other—and about
themselves when they form an unlikely partnership in search of a
seemingly elusive work of art. They have one day to find the impossible.
Fate brought their talents together, but what happens when time runs
out? Will love be able to overcome fate? This new novel from
award-winning author Lisa Mangum explores what happens after hello.
Purchase links 

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After Hello is
beautiful, we all know that beautiful can have many definitions and that’s how
I will describe the book. I really had fun reading this, it has the element
that will attract the readers like it is saying, “hey read me”. The first time
I saw the e-book cover in my mail, I decided right away that I will join the
tour, the cover is so pretty and I am attracted to it, while the blurb remains
mysterious in a good way. I never expected that I will love the book so much and
the fact that I will recommend it to my friends is widely open. Everything
about it is beautiful from the inside and out. It’s is interesting and fun to
read, somehow other people can relate. I love everything about it.
Reading the
book doesn’t looks like reading it, does it make sense? What I’m saying is, it
was more like watching a movie. It was like the characters are alive. Sam, Sara
and the rest, they are like moving pictures to me instead of words describing
them. I’m not sure how it happened but it was like that to me, somehow I’m
thinking maybe I appreciate it so much since the very first time I decided to
read it.
Sara is a
teenager, seventeen years old and an amateur photographer who traveled all the
way to New York City with her dad, it should be more like a vacation to her but
the world turned upside down because of her dad’s business transactions, all
the promises vanished together with the wind. Sara has so many things hidden
inside of her, it’s like a burden for years and she’s not ready to let it go
just yet. She’s a very brave and stubborn lady and she kept her promises.  It is too much for Sara to bare and she just
have to accept the fact that she can’t be with her dad through lunch or dinner,
she alone will explore New York, but then she met Sam and took a photo of him
more so, a part of him. 
Sam, he is
such a mysterious guy ever since I met him in the book. He’s a trader and he’s
an expert to it. He’s the same man who Sara took a stolen shot. He leaves in
New York together with his brother Paul. Trading and doing favor to other
people is what he do for a living, and according to him he can find anything.
He and Sara have something in common (that’s what you need to search). I love
how Sam say Sara’s name. He keeps saying “without an h” and it’s funny, for me it was like every person should know that
the spelling of Sara doesn’t have an h. 
I love Sam and
Sara together, so many things happened when they met. Adventure happened right
way. They’re so perfect with each other. I honestly love this part of one if
their talks;
“Do you believe in fate?” he asked.
“I don’t know. Maybe a little. Why?”
“I believe sometimes people come into your
life at exactly the right moment to give you exactly what you need at that
moment.”
I always fall in love with a book
but this is something different it is hard to explain how. I didn’t get tired
reading this, I didn’t even get bored. It is amazing and lovely I hardly put my
iPad down, and I read it even it work I wanna continue reading until I’m
satisfied with the outcome. I can honestly say that I am truly satisfied I
still can’t over with it.  This book
taught me so many things, like letting go and moving on. That stagnation kills
so that we should keep moving. It’s true! I’m sure in the future I will read
this again. One more thing, this is the first book that I highlighted the
sentences/phrases because I feel like doing it is the right thing so I can
remember it. This is really an awesome book, it’s my first time to make a
review this long! I can’t believe it myself either.

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“It takes
courage to remove our masks. But it takes greater courage to allow those we
care about to remove their own masks when they are with us.”

My Rating
 

Lisa Mangum has loved and worked with books ever since elementary
school, when she volunteered at the school library during recess. Her
first paying job was shelving books at the Sandy Library. She worked for
five years at Waldenbooks while she attended the University of Utah,
graduating with honors with a degree in English. An avid reader of all
genres, she has worked in the publishing department for Deseret Book
since 1997.
Besides books, Lisa loves movies, sunsets, spending
time with her family, trips to Disneyland, and vanilla ice cream topped
with fresh raspberries. She lives in Taylorsville, Utah, with her
husband, Tracy. She is the author of The Hourglass Door (which was named
the 2009 YA Book of the Year by ForeWord Reviews), The Golden Spiral,
The Forgotten Locket and After Hello.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaMangum

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