Our Year of Maybe Blog Tour Review + Favorite Quotes + Dream Cast

Do you have a childhood best friend? If so than you’ll enjoy this YA Contemporary about two friends whose friendship is tested after two major life events happen. Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon explores the bonds of friendship at touches on the identity of two teenagers who start to question whether or not their friendship will survive.

Thank you to the Fantastic Flying Book Club for letting me be a part of the Our Year of Maybe Blog Tour! If you are interested in becoming a host for tours just like this one, and many others, than make sure to hop over to their website and sign up today!

About The Book

book coverOur Year of Maybe

by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 15th 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Aspiring choreographer Sophie Orenstein would do anything for Peter Rosenthal-Porter, who’s been on the kidney transplant list as long as she’s known him. Peter, a gifted pianist, is everything to Sophie: best friend, musical collaborator, secret crush. When she learns she’s a match, donating a kidney is an easy, obvious choice. She can’t help wondering if after the transplant, he’ll love her back the way she’s always wanted.
But Peter’s life post-transplant isn’t what either of them expected. Though he once had feelings for Sophie too, he’s now drawn to Chase, the guitarist in a band that happens to be looking for a keyboardist. And while neglected parts of Sophie’s world are calling to her—dance opportunities, new friends, a sister and niece she barely knows—she longs for a now-distant Peter more than ever, growing increasingly bitter he doesn’t seem to feel the same connection.
Peter fears he’ll forever be indebted to her. Sophie isn’t sure who she is without him. Then one blurry, heartbreaking night twists their relationship into something neither of them recognizes, leading them to question their past, their future, and whether their friendship is even worth fighting for.


This YA Contemporary hit home for me in many ways. My step-mom received a new kidney almost one year ago so it was humbling to read about Peter’s journey. My step-mom was on dialysis for almost a year when she got the call that a kidney was available. Although she received hers from a non-living donor her journey to recovery has given her a new light on life. Within four months she was out on her motorcycle with my brother and in just a few months she’ll be able to travel again. Rachel Lynn’s accurate portrayal of the healing process was spot on for me. I’m glad there is a story out there that brings kidney disease into light and Rachel Lynn did a wonderful job of that.

Sophie has lived her life for Peter and now she’s given him one of her kidneys. Sophie’s adjustment to a healthy Peter is not what she expected and when she starts realizing just how much she loves him, and as more than the best friends they’ve been, she starts to wonder if he feels the same. What she isn’t aware of is that Peter has a secret and when he starts to have a life outside of him and Sophie the tension builds and she’s left wondering if their relationship will survive.

Peter is healthy for the first time in his life and has a whole new freedom he’s never experienced. Not only are his parents releasing the reins a bit but he’s made some new friends. Peter also starts to feel a yearning to know more about his Jewish roots. What he doesn’t notice is how much he’s left Sophie behind and his nagging guilt about her kidney starts to weigh on him.

Follow Sophie and Peter through the uncertainties they two face in their new world of change. Will their friendship survive or will it come crumbling down?


Dream Cast

Madisen Beaty as Sophie

Alberto Rosende as Peter

Favorite Quotes

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About the Author


Rachel Lynn Solomon lives, writes, and tap dances in Seattle, Washington. Once she helped set a Guinness World Record for the most natural redheads in one place. She’s the author of You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone (out now from Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse), Our Year of Maybe (1/15/19), and Today Tonight Tomorrow (2020). A short story of hers will appear in the anthology It’s a Whole Spiel (Penguin Random House/Knopf, fall 2019).

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Tour Schedule:

January 9th

January 10th

Charis Rae – Review
It Starts at Midnight – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Clever Reader – Review + Dream Cast + Favourite Quotes

January 11th

Read.Sleep.Repeat.org – Interview
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Kait Plus Books – Review + Favourite Quotes

January 12th

Literary Meanderings – Guest Post
Morgan Vega – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast

January 13th

The Mind of a Book Dragon – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
Blunt Book Blog – Review
Amy’s Booket List – Review + Favourite Quotes

January 14th

Utopia State of Mind – Guest Post
Camillea Reads – Review

January 15th

Moonlight Rendezvous – Review + Playlist
The Layaway Dragon – Review

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