The night we said yes | Book review

the night we said yes

Title: The night we said yes
Author: Lauren Gibaldi
Date: June 16th 2015
Pages: 294

About the night we said yes

What happens when Matt and Ella reunite one year after their breakup? Are second chances really possible?

Before Matt, Ella had a plan. Get over her ex-boyfriend and graduate high school—simple as that. But Matt—the cute, shy, bespectacled bass player—was never part of that plan. And neither was attending a party that was crashed by the cops just minutes after they arrived. Or spending an entire night saying “yes” to every crazy, fun thing they could think of.

But then Matt leaves town, breaking Ella’s heart. And when he shows up a year later—wanting to relive the night that brought them together—Ella isn’t sure whether Matt’s worth a second chance. Or if re-creating the past can help them create a different future.


The night we said yes is a cute story about two teenagers who are going to college in the summer. Matt is back after he just disappeared without saying goodbye to Ella, his ex-girlfriend. Why is he back and why did he leave? This book is about the night when they met for the first time and about the night he came back. First I thought it would be confusing about switching back and forth between these two different nights, but it wasn’t. I really liked it and it was not confusing.

A perfect book for a beach day. I finished it in just a couple of hours. And I liked it, because is not just about Ella and Matt, but also about Jake, Meg, Barker and Gabby (their friends).
I felt a connection with Ella, Matt, Jake and Meg because I was exactly like them when I was a teenager. They decided to say “yes” to everything and doing the craziest things (like sitting on the roof of a school.) Just getting out of your comfort zone.

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