The How & the Why by Cynthia Hand Blog Tour Book Review & Favorite Quotes

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The How & the Why

The How & the Why

by Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: November 5th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary


A poignant exploration of family and the ties that bind, perfect for fans of Far From the Tree, from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand.

Today Melly had us writing letters to our babies…

Cassandra McMurtrey has the best parents a girl could ask for. They’ve given Cass a life she wouldn’t trade for the world. She has everything she needs—except maybe the one thing she wants. Like, to know who she is. Where she came from. Questions her adoptive parents can’t answer, no matter how much they love her.

But eighteen years ago, someone wrote Cass a series of letters. And they may just hold the answers Cass has been searching for.

Alternating between Cass’s search for answers and letters from the pregnant teen who gave her up for adoption, this voice-driven narrative is the perfect read for fans of Nina LaCour and Jandy Nelson.






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My Review

If you are looking for a book that makes you feel all the emotions than The How and Why is the perfect read for you! This was a beautifully written contemporary. I loved how the main focus of the book is about family. I think all the characters are well written. I really enjoyed the story and all the ups and downs of emotions that came along with it. This was a wonderful read!

Favorite Quotes

The Universe unfolds as it should.

Time really is like sand in the hourglass.

“Nobody trusts a skinny baker,” she always said.



Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for teens, including the UNEARTHLY trilogy, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, MY LADY JANE and MY PLAIN JANE (with fellow authors Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows), THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and the upcoming novels THE HOW AND THE WHY and MY CALAMITY JANE (also with Ashton and Meadows). Before turning to writing for young adults, she studied literary fiction and earned both an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in fiction writing. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho, with her husband, two cats, one crazy dog, two kids, and mountain of books.







Tour Schedule


Prize: Win (1) of (2) copies of THE HOW AND THE WHY by Cynthia Hand (US Only)

Stars: 30th October 2019

Ends: 13th November 2019

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