By Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando
Genre New Adult
Elizabeth and Lauren correspond with each other during the summer before they start college and will be roommates. What starts as a casual pen pal situation deepens into these girls confiding in each other...maybe too much.
Sometimes there are signs
(Here we go with my new review format! Tell me what you think!)
- I love Sara Zarr's books. I was a little worried going into this one because she co-wrote is so it wasn't one hundred percent hers. However, these two authors wrote similarly enough I had a hard time telling who wrote what!
- I like new adult books. It's fun to see this transitioning in characters who are young adults becoming adults. This book was particularly fun because it takes place the summer before college and has an array of issues and feelings from these characters about growing up.
- I liked Lauren better. I'm sorry, but Elizabeth was a bit of a spoiled little brat. She seemed to have no real connection to her mother or friends and did not handle things well. I get where she was coming from but, come on. Not that I minded reading about her.
- Very fun unputdownable book! It wasn't perfect or anything, and I prefer some of Sara's other work better but it was very engaging and I kept turning pages.
- Now I might have to try some of Tara Altebrando's other books...see what I think.
Should you read it?
If this is your type of book then yes, read it. I'm not sure I'd recommend it to people who don't like contemporary. It's not going to convert you or anything.