Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Her and Me and You

Her and Me and You
By Lauren Strasnick
2010
171 pages

Summary: Alex is new in town and feeling a little lonely. That is until she meets the twins; Fred and Adina. Fred is sweet and caring and not to mention incredibly good looking. His sister Adina is beautiful and moody and very complicated. As a threesome Alex is starting to feel at home, but Adina’s bizarre behaviour is confusing and seems to be separating her from Fred. When both of them kiss her, Alex finds herself at the centre of something dark and disturbing.

Review: Her and Me and You is a fast-paced novel with very stylized writing; great for reluctant readers. There is not a lot of plot or character development which unfortunately makes the story feel a little lacklustre at times. The ending especially left me feeling disappointed. However, there was one element of the novel that kept me reading: the compelling characterization of the twins. They are puzzling and enchantingly dark which was completely captivating. Not a fantastic novel, but very interesting. I would recommend Strasnick’s Nothing Like You which is a much better book.

Also by Lauren Strasnick: Nothing Like You

If you liked Her and Me and You, you might also enjoy: The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg, The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard, Leftovers by Laurie Wiess, Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Author website: http://www.laurenstrasnick.com/

Rating: W2.5/4 C3/4 P2/4 O3/4 PP2.5/4 CR3/4
Grade Level Interest: JS

2 comments:

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I've been really excited about this one, and it's sad to hear it falls flat in the plot department. I appreciate your honest take on it though! Great review, Katie! :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

 
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