Thursday, October 7, 2010

Her and Me and You by Lauren Strasnick

Characters: 17/20
Plot: 18/20
Originality: 19/20
Writing: 18/20
Recommendation: 18/20
Overall: 90/100 or A
Source: Publisher
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.
I could relate to Alex, so much. She was such a likable character. It isn't the main character that you love. It is Fred and Adlina's twisted relationship is what makes the story so enchanting and quirky. I found Adlina's overprotective nature was enough to freak me out. Fred was so sweet and tried to defend his sister, until she went overboard. I felt so connected to these characters in this book, even though it was such a brief glance into their life. I enjoyed the plot of Her and Me and You. I loved how Strasnick made sexuality seem so unimportant and that Alex's orentation could be interruptated either way. I found this book to be really unique. Strasnick is a stunning writer that created a memorizing story that pulls you in from the first word. I am defitely going to have to read Nothing Like You soon. I would highly recommend this book to fans of Natalie Standiford's How To Say Goodbye In Robot.

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