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Monday, October 18, 2010

Her (Crazy), Me (Depressing), And you (Tool) 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.
Once I actually got the book, I was planning on putting it aside, I would read it after a few other books.  But while I was putting it in my bookshelf, I started reading the first few pages, and then the first few pages turned into the first few chapters, then I was pretty much done the book.  It's a pretty small book in essence, but it took me 2 or 3 days to complete.  Okay, I'm about to pull a Canadian fast one on you, anybody here watch DEGRASSSIII?????  What about the movie?  Yes?  No?  No.  Okay.  Well in the movie there were these twins, Fiona and...err..Deqlin.  Some shizz like that.  Anyways, Fiona was super controlling when it came to De...q...lin.  She would pretty much compete with his girlfriends, and yeah.  There was a bit of twincest involved.  (YUCK).  So you must be wondering, Asma, why are you talking to us about creepy Canadian twins?  My answer:  Those twins from Degrassi = Twins from Her me and you.

That was probably the reason the book was slightly played out for me.  But the book isn't played out as a book.  Anyways, my thoughts on the book...It was okay.  I really liked Lauren's way or writing, it wasn't too detailed like some authors  (I GET IT, IT SMELLED LIKE POOP AND THE GRASS WAS GREEN.  MOVE ON).  Her writing was probably one of my favorite parts of the book.  When I think back though, I really liked the plot and the way the story was going.  I also enjoyed the way Alex and Fred's relationship went down, it was very ginger and slow, yet it was so manipulated by Adina.  But then...ehh....the ending was kind of lame.  I was hoping for more of a bang.  That was probably the downfall of the book for me.  The ending was pretty flat.
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  But I enjoyed everything else.  That's why I give Her me and you by Lauren Strasnick the Silver Moody Seal of Approval.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi there. Wanted to stop by and let you know that you have a received a blogger award. Go to:
    http://lostinyawonderland.blogspot.com/2010/10/blogger-awards.html to accept it!

    Also, I have never heard of that book but I love the title. I most likely would have picked it up just for that. But the thing with Degrassi and the twins well it would have frustrated me. Cause I hated that story line in the movie so to read a book like that would have driven me nuts.


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