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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Her And Me And You by Lauren Strasnick

HER AND ME AND YOU
Author: Lauren Strasnick
Source: Gifted

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (August 23, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416982671
ISBN-13: 978-1416982678



SUMMARY:

 I met Fred first.

Fred: Hot. Enigmatic. Alex’s first friend in her lonely new town. Maybe her first…everything.

I met Adina the following Monday.

Adina: Fred’s twin sister. Cold. Troubled. Trouble.

I kissed him.

She pressed her mouth to my mouth.

People warn Alex to steer clear of the twins, but Alex is drawn to them. She wants to be part of their crazy world…no matter the consequences.


MY THOUGHTS:

I wasn't sure what I was expecting with this book, but what did happen was not it.  I was expecting some angst filled romance between and boy and a girl.  Throw in a psycho sister and you get the mix of this book.

I felt a little dizzy trying to keep up with everything in this book.  One minute we are reading a sweet scene between Alex and Fred, then his weirdo sister comes and wrecks everything with her attitude and psycho behavior.  What was so confusing though was when his sister Adina would change her tune at a drop of a hat and pretend everything was fine with no explanation of what caused the reactions.  Add on the fact that Fred keeps defending her and not accepting that something is wrong with Adina and your head will be getting that dizzy feeling as well.

I am also finding myself agreeing with another book reviewer in the fact that this book had real no purpose.  Yes, that seems a little harsh but I like my books to have a plot point involved.  There were so many unanswered questions involved with this book that I felt it to be incomplete.  It felt like I was missing the beginning and the end of the book and was left with only the middle.  The book ends in a way to where there is no real closure for the reader which just leaves more unanswered questions.

If I had a choice to read this book again, I would not read it a second time. Why waste my time on a book that causes more questions and has no real storyline to keep my attention?

MY RATING:


 
I did not like this book at all! 1 STAR


 

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4 Comments:

Blogger Kristina said...

Oh wow. The summary makes this book seem very interesting. I hate when you think a book is going to be a lot better then it actually is. Sorry you wasted your time :(

September 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger BunBun said...

I agree, I thought it'd be a really gripping thriller with all sorts of twisting plots and steamy romance and you get the picture, but it almost felt like I was reading a script as it was SO dialogue-ey (hello made up word!) and such a lack of depth from any of the characters. I think in this case a really good story idea was wasted on a book that just left me irritated and unsatisfied.

September 22, 2011 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger aLmYbNeNr said...

I actually read this awhile back and I loved it. Yeah, it was strange and creepy and crazy but it was FULL of symbolism, at least the way I read it. When you see the symbolism, it makes more sense. The novel is really about Alex and her healing process and the light at the end of the tunnel. I understand it doesn't work for everyone though.

Amber
The Musings of ALMYBNENR

September 22, 2011 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger aLmYbNeNr said...

I reviewed it on my blog and though I don't do ratings on my blog, I do rate on Goodreads and I actually gave it a five.

Amber
The Musings of ALMYBNENR

September 22, 2011 at 3:16 PM  

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