I just down and read Her and Me and You by Lauren Strasnick all in one sitting for an Around the World ARC Tour.
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.
Umm...yeah. I don't really know what to say about this book. It only took me about an hour to read. Thank goodness. I think if it took longer I would have been upset at wasting my time.
This book was just so flat for me. Alex is a complete pushover. Her best friend from back home, Evie, isn't very nice to her. Adina is just plain awful and Fred sticks up for Adina's behavior. And Alex knows that her behavior isn't right but hangs around anyways. Pitiful. (And for some reason, the way she kept calling her mom "Mommy" at her age was just weird for me.)
And I kept waiting for there to be something more. Some big climax or reasoning as to why Adina was the way she was. But there was nothing. It was like the book just ended.
I love books about twins and was looking forward to reading this one, but unfortunately it let me down.
I gave this book a rating of 2.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 139
2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 106
ARC Reading Challenge 2010: 99
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.