July 31, 2015 at 04:22 PM EDT

From the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (soon to be a film starring Hailee Steinfeld) comes another book about young love: Jennifer E. Smith’s Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between. It’s the night before college, and Clare and Aidan must decide whether they’ll stay together or break up. In one 12-hour stretch, they’ll look back at their relationship for clues about how to proceed in the future.

Hello, Goodbye hits shelves Sept. 1, but EW has an exclusive excerpt for you below:

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