Her and Me and You by Lauren Strasnick

by Tirzah

Alex doesn’t have a lot to be happy about: Her father had an affair that dissolved her parents’ marriage and forced her to move to a completely new town with her mother, who can barely get out of bed. She’s far away from her best friend, and the distance is causing them to fight. She doesn’t make any new friends…until she meets Fred and his enigmatic twin sister Adina. Alex likes Fred and is drawn to him and his peculiar life with Adina, despite the warnings from almost everyone around her to stay away. She has to know them…

Her and Me and You is a very absorbing book, and Lauren Strasnick’s style is both entrancing and slightly unsettling. Her short, yet extremely effective, prose is attention-grabbing and probing, and has an even balance between being descriptive and concise and to the point. There are a lot of parallels between Alex’s relationship with the twins, the many relationships between various secondary characters, and her parents that won’t go unnoticed, all of which illustrate an interesting message about romance and the nature of love. Fred and Adina are very interesting characters; eccentric, puzzling, yet they have a certain vulnerability that will intrigue the reader as much as it does Alex. While Strasnick’s book may be one that some readers may leave feeling a little confused, it is a unique one that will have you musing after the final page.

Cover Comments: I really like the colors and the depth of this cover…my only issue is: does anyone actually carry an umbrella when it’s snowing?

Tirzah Price is a sophomore at Ferris State University and blogs regularly at thecompulsivereader.com. If not reading or writing, she is most likely lurking around Twitter @compelledtoread.

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