Monday, August 9, 2010

Review: Her and Me and You - Lauren Strasnick

Where I got it: ARC from Good Golly Miss Molly's ARC Tour
Rating: 4 stars
Cover Rating: 4 stars (I really love the simple and sparse font. The picture is perfect for the feeling of this book and reminds me of the beginning.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: October 5, 2010
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Count: 171 p.

After Alex's dad has an affair her mom and her move to a new town. There she makes a new friend in Fred and is thereby forced into a friendship with his twin, Adina. Adina seems to flirt with her... and Fred. The other girls Alex meets at school tell her to stay away from the twins, because they are bad news. But, when things with her old best friend start to crumble she has no choice but to cling to Fred for life support. Adina however, could do without Alex hogging her brother and may try anything to stop them.

This was a really interesting book. I loved how well you got to know the characters in such a brief time frame. Alex is cool but broken from her parents split, Fred is a nice guy but is hindered by his sister Adina and Evie is the old best friend. The relationships between the characters were so chaotic and authentic which I appreciated thoroughly. Lauren Strasnick created a heartbreakingly realistic story about what it means to be a teen. Strasnick took a seemingly normal situation (crushing on a guy) and made it far more interesting and entertaining by throwing in a crazy twin. I will definitely be reading more Lauren Strasnick in the future. This was an excellent read that took something ordinary and made it a little more feisty.

First Line:
"I met Fred first."

Favorite Line:
"He looked down then back up, 'you don't like my shoes?'" 


  1. I haven't heard of this, but it sounds REALLY great. :]

  2. I loved the sound of this one and the cover is just stunning. Thanks so much for your review! I've been waiting for one on this book. :D

  3. I love the sound of this one, not loved. Oops.


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