Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

Description-This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.
Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.
It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.
But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.
Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other. 

My Review-
Two Way Street was a very descriptive, emotional book. I highly reccommend it!
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Courtney is the neat, non-slutty average high school girl. Jordan on the other hand is the popular boy who dates a lot of girls. He takes interest in Courtney at a party,while trying to make popular alpha, Madison jealous.Turns out he gets emotionally attached to Courtney and they hangout and are eventually in a relationship.Then...
BJ is jordan's best friend. Usually he's high or drunk but he helps Jordan out.Jocelyn is Courtney's best friend and she thinks that Courtney shouldn't get involved with Jordan.Obviously, Courtney can't help it.

     Two Way Street showed me both sides to the relationship Courtney and Jordan shared. They trusted each other, loved each other, and were always there for each other. Then Jordan dumps Courtney for the myspace girl, but not really...

   I really enjoyed this book.I went through it in 3 days.There was nothing annoying about it, honestly. Pick up Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt today!

Overall-An amazing book, that you should read ASAP!
Cover-I like it.Its intersting, makes you want to read the book!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hold Still by Nina LaCour

Description-Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a painful farewell in her journal for Caitlin. Now Caitlin is left alone, by loss and by choice, struggling to find renewed hope in the wake of her best friend's suicide. With the help of family and newfound friends, Caitlin will encounter first love, broaden her horizons, and start to realize that true friendship didn't die with Ingrid. And the journal which once seemed only to chronicle Ingrid's descent into depression, becomes the tool by which Caitlin once again reaches out to all those who loved Ingrid - and Caitlin herself.

My Review-

Hold Still was a very good, descriptive, interesting book. I found it quite unique to be honest with you. It wasn't your average book. Hold Still is so much more than that.

It starts when Caitlin's best and only friend, Ingrid commits suicide. Caitlin has no one to turn to and just sits in her car, doing homework, and sleeping. Then she meets Dylan. Dylan moved due to her father's job and befriends Caitlin. Caitlin's life gets a bit better from there. Then she finds Ingrid's journal. She wants to keep Ingrid alive through it so she doesnt read much a day. Caitlin still feels alone though, after she gets into a fight with Dylan.

   I liked the characters. They were all different. Caitlin is that quiet girl, with only a couple of close friends. Dylan, a lesbian who wears dark make-up and clothes. Taylor, Caitlin's boyfriend, and skater. And Maddy, Dylan's girlfriend, the actress. I found them all unique in their own way.

Hold Still really put me in Caitlin's place. Even though I haven't lost anyone, I still understood what it felt like to lose someone close to you. You feel trapped, like you have no one to talk to. But then you realize you aren't the only one who was close to that person. And that you should grieve with the others, and then you're not alone anymore.

Overall- A very unique, enjoyable book. I highly reccommend it.
Cover- I love the cover. Its one of the reasons I bought the book!