Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Her and Me and You by Lauren Strasnick
First love, broken friendships, and heartache all play a part in this evocative, voice-driven novel about Alex, a girl whose world is ripped apart when her father’s affair splits her family in two. Alex moves with her mess of a mother to a new town, where she is befriended by hot, enigmatic Fred—and alternately flirted with and cold-shouldered by Fred’s twin sister, Adina. Others warn Alex to steer clear of the twins, whose sibling relationship is considered abnormal at best, but there’s just something about Fred—and something about Adina—that draws Alex to them and makes her want to be part of their crazy world…no matter the consequences.
This book was a fast-paced emotional roller coaster, and I loved every minute of it. It's a small book but even after I finished it, I kept thinking of Alex, Fred, and Adina. From the very beginning, Fred caught my interest. His character was written really well, and I'm sure will capture the hearts of many.
What really gave this book character and made it "not just another book" is Adina. Without her, I think this story would just be your typical romance. With her however, it's this twisty emotional mess of amazing.
Fred is controlled my Adina, and she doesn't just control him. Adina loves to be in control, she is a great manipulator who get's her way easily when it comes to Fred. This was really annoying and it made me dislike Adina so much. But, at the same time I sympathized for her. It's obvious that she has a hard time with many things.
This is an incredibly fast read. I read it in an hour and a half or so. The emotions are realistic and the writing is wonderful. It will leave you thinking about it for hours.
Cover- Let me also say that this cover is amazing. It's the reason I wanted to see what the book was about. The colors are magnificent.
FTC- Received for review from publisher.
Posted by Zoe at 9:18 AM