No One Here Is Lonely
Our entire lives are online, but what if the boy you love actually lives there? For fans of Adam Silvera comes a story about the future of relationships.Eden has always had two loves: her best friend, Lacey, and her crush, Will. And then, almost simultaneously, she loses them both. Will to a car accident and Lacey to the inevitable growing up and growing apart.Devastated by the holes they have left in her life, Eden finds solace in an unlikely place. Before he died, Will set up an account with In Good Company, a service that uploads voices and emails and creates a digital companion that can be called anytime, day or night. It couldn’t come at a better time because, after losing Lacey–the hardest thing Eden has had to deal with–who else can she confide all her secrets to? Who is Eden without Lacey?As Eden falls deeper into her relationship with “Will,” she hardly notices as her real life blooms around her. There is a new job, new friends. Then there is Oliver. He’s Lacey’s twin, so has always been off-limits to her, until now. He may be real, but to have him, will Eden be able to say goodbye to Will?

No One Here Is Lonely Details

TitleNo One Here Is Lonely
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780553538687
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Science Fiction

No One Here Is Lonely Review

  • Malanie
    January 1, 1970
    This book has no business being compared to Adam Silvera.It was annoying and disappointed me deeply. Am I just slowly becoming more callous???????? Is that what this is? Because I was so irritated with every single sentence the main character uttered. OR was this book just INHERENTLY boring? I need to be validated because I’m v sensitive and need to be hugged.Preferably by Jake from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. What the book should have been: Will and Lacey as her two best friends, both dying in a tragic This book has no business being compared to Adam Silvera.It was annoying and disappointed me deeply. Am I just slowly becoming more callous???????? Is that what this is? Because I was so irritated with every single sentence the main character uttered. OR was this book just INHERENTLY boring? I need to be validated because I’m v sensitive and need to be hugged.Preferably by Jake from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. What the book should have been: Will and Lacey as her two best friends, both dying in a tragic accident, leaving Eden to grieve her pure friendships. The main themes: platonic relationships and their profound depth + the soul-wrenching damage of losing the one(s) you love most. Instead, what do we get? What do we have to endure??????????? Eden having a crush on Will, then continuing to crush on him from beyond the grave via computer program. Because apparently, we needed another young adult contemporary about a heterosexual non-existent romance. Also, Lacey isn’t dead, just slowly drifting apart from her friendship with Eden? Because we ALSO needed to hear about crumbling female friendships. I’M JUST SO DONE. I wanted grief and all-consuming friendship! but it turned into romance and girls being angry w each other? And self-discovery? I AM SICK AND TIRED. I need calming tea to recover from this unhappiness.Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this just because it’s so,,,,,,,,,,,old. I feel like I’ve read this book at least 100 other times in my life. Which is sad. It had so much potential. |✨BLOG✨|
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  • Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
    January 1, 1970
    DNF @ 3 hrs 40 mins of listening (approx chapter of DNF: 21)This was one of my most interested in 2019 YA releases and after learning that my local library's audiobook service had the audio, I was keen to jump in and give the story a try. Almost straight away, I started to have a strong dislike for the cast of characters. Lacey in particular acted quite snarky and bitchy towards main character and her best friend Eden. That was not to say that Eden herself wasn't a nice person either. She sounde DNF @ 3 hrs 40 mins of listening (approx chapter of DNF: 21)This was one of my most interested in 2019 YA releases and after learning that my local library's audiobook service had the audio, I was keen to jump in and give the story a try. Almost straight away, I started to have a strong dislike for the cast of characters. Lacey in particular acted quite snarky and bitchy towards main character and her best friend Eden. That was not to say that Eden herself wasn't a nice person either. She sounded whiny and acted quite immaturely. I do understand that when you are experiencing a form of grief, you do tend to take your feelings out on other people. I liked the premise behind a company where you can donate your voice to, so when something happens, your voice stays alive forever. The overall feeling and tone of the story-line left me feeling quite depressed which made me realise that this listen wasn't for me!
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Well, this concept is screaming to me.
  • ❤Marie Gentilcore
    January 1, 1970
    This book was okay. I think I probably would have liked it more if I were still in middle school or maybe even high school. I picked it up because I liked the premise of being able to talk to a deceased friend who's essence is captured online but it wasn't so much about that as it was about a young girl heading off to college and needing to find herself. It had a good message.
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  • 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚⋆. · ⋆
    January 1, 1970
    This sounds so good aaaaa
  • Jill Jemmett
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great story with a unique premise.In this story, there is a service called In Good Company, where people can donate their voice so that loved ones can continue to speak to them after they have died. In one way, it would be nice to still speak to the person who you’ve lost, but at the same time, it isn’t actually the same as the person. It is a computer generated voice, so they do not have the same memories as the person.So many parts of this story were heartbreaking. Eden had difficult This is a great story with a unique premise.In this story, there is a service called In Good Company, where people can donate their voice so that loved ones can continue to speak to them after they have died. In one way, it would be nice to still speak to the person who you’ve lost, but at the same time, it isn’t actually the same as the person. It is a computer generated voice, so they do not have the same memories as the person.So many parts of this story were heartbreaking. Eden had difficult relationships with everyone in the story. She was in turmoil because the boy she had always loved had died. She couldn’t rely on her family or friends for the first time in her life. Unfortunately, she used Will’s voice to cope with this. That turned out to be a bad thing, because he wasn’t the real Will.Though most of the story was slightly uncomfortable because Eden was speaking to a computer, the ending was full of tension. There were giant reveals in the last few chapters that were shocking. I really liked the ending.I loved this story!I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kimberley
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly, from reading other reviews I can see there point but I see this book in a completely different way. To me this book meant much more than a love or crush from beyond the grave or two best friends fighting. It was a book that really showed the truth behind self acceptance and the truth behind never really knowing a person & by judging them on only one person‘s perspective. Eden, the main character, learns a lot in a short amount of time that is life altering in every aspect. It’s not Honestly, from reading other reviews I can see there point but I see this book in a completely different way. To me this book meant much more than a love or crush from beyond the grave or two best friends fighting. It was a book that really showed the truth behind self acceptance and the truth behind never really knowing a person & by judging them on only one person‘s perspective. Eden, the main character, learns a lot in a short amount of time that is life altering in every aspect. It’s not just about her friendship falling apart or losing the person she thought she was in love with. It’s so much more because it’s about what it taught her and what It can teach the reader. Not only does it show you that most people aren’t always who you think they are. It teaches you that no one has the perfect life and no one is perfect. Not even your parents, no matter how hard they try to be. They are human and so is everyone else. People make mistakes and people have to learn from them which is exactly what eden has to do. We see how she is from the beginning to the end and see growth. It isn’t drastic because well that’s the truth. Change and growth takes time and that’s okay. This book really did affect me more than any book has because of the way I interpret it into my own life. I’ve had a friendship where we were so dependent on each other and grew apart. I had a love where in my head, it was completely different from his. The truth sucks and it hurts but you grow from it. It’s never easy and it’s not always kind but that’s just life. This book really depicts true events mixed with a not so true “company” to depict a story that many people can relate to if you interpret it into your own views and not just compare it to other stories.
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  • Cecily Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked it but the overwhelming thing I felt was just sadness. The MC just had so much going on and it definitely got worse for her when domes truth bombs were dropped so I just was left kind of feeling sorry for her. I still liked the whole premise and honestly think it will be something one day offered.Good, interesting read!
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  • Rebeccah Marie
    January 1, 1970
    This book was beautiful and heartbreaking, and I might’ve cried once or twice while reading it. I loved everything about it, from beginning to end.
  • Book
    January 1, 1970
    Awesome premise, but there was a lot of other drama going on that maybe didn't need to be. I don't know. This was good but I wish it had been more gut-punching.
  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book, I consumed it in a day and I really felt for Eden. This story reminded me of a cross between the film Her and 13 Reasons Why. The concept of being able to have someone be “present” by just having a voice to talk to. While there is a lot going on, I found this story to be a great read and Eden was relatable.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    Please read my review on Amazon. com under C. Wong. Thank you.
  • Lucy
    January 1, 1970
    No One Here Is Lonely was so great! Sarah Everett came up with a really interesting idea and I didn’t see the twist coming.
  • Tina
    January 1, 1970
    Such a beautiful, real YA book. My new recommend to everyone.
  • Jess Sander
    January 1, 1970
    I don’t really know what rating to give this book I connected with and could really relate to the main character I wanted to put my arms around her the whole time 🤗
  • Courtney
    January 1, 1970
    This was a heartbreakingly beautiful depiction of losing a loved one and of growing out of your childhood. I thought the concept of being able to talk to someone that’s died like they’re still here was interesting. It would be nice for perhaps one final conversation and goodbye, but I could see where lines are crossed and minds start to believe their loved one is still alive. A unique story that kept me entertained until the end.
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  • Flavia
    January 1, 1970
    I had a very interesting experience with this book. When I first heard about it, I got the impression that this would be a contemporary YA novel with a hint of science fiction due to someone’s consciousness and voice being recorded into a computer. And while this was definitely the case, the atmosphere within the book itself was different from what I had imagined. Yes, it’s science fiction in a sense, but it’s so seamlessly woven into the story that it felt as if it was just contemporary as well I had a very interesting experience with this book. When I first heard about it, I got the impression that this would be a contemporary YA novel with a hint of science fiction due to someone’s consciousness and voice being recorded into a computer. And while this was definitely the case, the atmosphere within the book itself was different from what I had imagined. Yes, it’s science fiction in a sense, but it’s so seamlessly woven into the story that it felt as if it was just contemporary as well because it felt as if a company like In Good Company could actually be real.I suppose, what I’m trying to say is that it was all very believable. The very first bit of the book was very difficult for me to get through because I don’t do well when it comes to death and grief (and I really kicked myself for requesting this book while I sat there with my chest tight and tears streaming down my face). Once I got past that, the pacing is what got me a little bit.Things became a little slow, and I just felt pain for the main character, Eden, with no end in sight. I took a few breaks from this book during this part by reading other books, just for the sake of my own emotional well-being, haha. Then, a few nights ago, I sat down with No One Here Is Lonely, and I was determined to see it through to the end. And it turned out that I didn’t even really need to push myself to read through the second half of the book because things really picked up, and I was pulled into the story until the very last page.And when I was done No One Here Is Lonely, I definitely found myself missing the characters and experiencing a book hangover (which happens very rarely for me with contemporary YA books). And in the end, I was very happy to have requested this book, because the second half was definitely worth it. This book definitely tore open some old wounds that I had from a former best friend who really hurt me, but it also helped cauterize and heal them more than they had been healed before. I definitely came out of this experience having learned something.
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  • Tory
    January 1, 1970
    BLECH. Let's take an episode of "Black Mirror" and castrate it by starring a whiny, pitiful, pathetic, sap of a character. Eden was downright detestable and I can't blame Lacey for trying to get out from under THAT wet blanket.Best moment: "omg I got SoOoOOo drunk at a party by drinking tHrEe bEeRs and now I'm going to hurl my entire guts out but then somehow /still/ be hungover the next morning!" Yo that just ain't how any of this works, lightweight. And I was just waiting for her calls to Will BLECH. Let's take an episode of "Black Mirror" and castrate it by starring a whiny, pitiful, pathetic, sap of a character. Eden was downright detestable and I can't blame Lacey for trying to get out from under THAT wet blanket.Best moment: "omg I got SoOoOOo drunk at a party by drinking tHrEe bEeRs and now I'm going to hurl my entire guts out but then somehow /still/ be hungover the next morning!" Yo that just ain't how any of this works, lightweight. And I was just waiting for her calls to Will to be pay-by-the-minute and for her to have racked up like a million-dollar-bill. Oh, and shoplifting is not COOL. It's damn THEFT.
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  • Scarlette
    January 1, 1970
    A fantastic read.
  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    In an interesting projection of what life may be like in the future, this novel covers some familiar territory while also touching on all that may be new and strange when it comes to relationships. After her long-time crush, Will, dies right before graduation, Eden is devastated by the loss. She's also confused at the changes she sees in her best friend, Lacey, who is no longer available to talk to her and is hanging with a very different crowd. After she brings Will's jacket to his mother, the In an interesting projection of what life may be like in the future, this novel covers some familiar territory while also touching on all that may be new and strange when it comes to relationships. After her long-time crush, Will, dies right before graduation, Eden is devastated by the loss. She's also confused at the changes she sees in her best friend, Lacey, who is no longer available to talk to her and is hanging with a very different crowd. After she brings Will's jacket to his mother, the woman gives her a way to stay in touch with Will--through an online account on In Good Company, which is a database dedicated to Cognitive Donors, something Will signed up for before his death. Eden decides to set up an account with the company, and as she talks with Will, she falls deeper in love with him even though he isn't really there. But still, he listens and responds just like the actual Will might have. As her relationship with Lacey and her sister Mia fractures, Eden realizes some truths about this romantic relationship she longed for and realizes that she's been missing out on the love that could have been hers all along. I enjoyed the premise of the story, but lost interest near the end as some of the improbabilities started piling up. But what if a company like this existed and it could collect personality tests and voice recordings and compile so that someone would seem to still be out there long after they had died? Would this be comforting or cruel? As I read this book, I thought about how close this sort of future really might be. Even after a devastating loss, no one would be lonely, but it would all be a sort of false reassurance.
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  • Katelyn
    January 1, 1970
    I can see this appealing to fans of Black Mirror since it reminded me of episode "Be Right Back" but with a happier ending.I appreciated the way the author dealt with college dread and worries in this book and the changes that happen between high school and college from changing friendships to trying to figure out the future. While Eden does talk to a program who mimics her dead crush and confides in it, this story is very much focused on Eden finding herself while struggling with a dying friend I can see this appealing to fans of Black Mirror since it reminded me of episode "Be Right Back" but with a happier ending.I appreciated the way the author dealt with college dread and worries in this book and the changes that happen between high school and college from changing friendships to trying to figure out the future. While Eden does talk to a program who mimics her dead crush and confides in it, this story is very much focused on Eden finding herself while struggling with a dying friendship and her family imploding. Her new companion keeps her company throughout. I admit I found the pacing a bit slow at times.
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  • Hayden
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book, almost as much as Sarah Everett's other book "Everyone We've Been"! I love the sci-fi aspect of the In Good Company stuff. This book had a very "Her" feel to it with Will's character being on the phone. I found it interesting, the concept of In Good Company, because why would you want to talk to your dead loved one if they don't retain their memories--the very thing that makes them who they are?Anyways, I digress. Really good book! Would recommend 9/10. (Except Eden a I really enjoyed this book, almost as much as Sarah Everett's other book "Everyone We've Been"! I love the sci-fi aspect of the In Good Company stuff. This book had a very "Her" feel to it with Will's character being on the phone. I found it interesting, the concept of In Good Company, because why would you want to talk to your dead loved one if they don't retain their memories--the very thing that makes them who they are?Anyways, I digress. Really good book! Would recommend 9/10. (Except Eden and her inability to do ~anything~ by herself is exhausting.)
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  • Gia
    January 1, 1970
    This book made me cry. Honestly, I think it is very underrated. I think what made other people rank the story anything below five stars is they don't understand or sympathize with the main character's loneliness and dependency on something consistent and stable. Because I understand that completely, I felt like I understood the character very well. I didn't always agree with her choices, but I definitely felt for her and what she was going through. This is a great coming of age story.
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  • Taylor Peters
    January 1, 1970
    This book almost reminds me of that Black Mirror episode that involves being able to talk to your passed away loved ones. I was torn on how to feel because Eden needed someone like Will, but I could feel her slipping away from the people in her life. I loved the twists and turns, but was left wanting a solution for Will’s mom. The ending of his mom’s side of the story is what took this book from a 4 star to a 3 star for me.
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  • Nancyreads
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book; I didn't love it. A bit slow for me at times. However, I really liked the "digital companion" part of the story. I think most of us, if we could, would take advantage of the opportunity to communicate/stay connected with a loved one after death. Like the main character, I initially saw it as a net positive, but as she finds, and as I realized, there is a significant downside...It's an intriguing premise and for that reason, I'd recommend giving it a go.
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  • Jes
    January 1, 1970
    The reviews on this book are too harsh! It was really good. It was painful at times, and my chest still kind of hurts but it was super well written. I think it’s cool that it spotlights on unhealthy friendships, because those are as harmful as unhealthy romantic relationships and they aren’t portrayed very much.The last words are perfect, too.
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  • Ema
    January 1, 1970
    This was fine, this was readable, but this had slightly odd morals (morals that have nothing to do with Will's voice, though that's a can of worms in itself) that weren't ever quite explained or discussed or justified.
  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    [Placeholder]Grade: B+
  • Haleigh Lee
    January 1, 1970
    such an amazing book. i really really loved it and the story and the characters.
  • Roxana Rathbun
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the idea if this book, and I love unreliable narrators but there was too much heartbreak and not enough growing to supplement.
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