Friday, 10 October 2014


by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Hodder
Genre: YA, Contemporary

"It's time to meet your new roomie.
When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.
As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they've never met." -taken from Goodreads

I was pretty excited about this book as the synopsis sounded really intriguing. I thought that it was a really clever way of showing the experience of getting your college roommate and knowing that you will have to spend the next year with them despite not knowing anything other than their name.

This is a fun and quite addicting read about friendship and relationships as well as dealing with leaving home for the first time. I really enjoyed the duel POV as you were able to see obviously two sides of the story and to see how they both reacted to each other's emails.

I wouldn't necessarily say that I liked one more than the other because they both had moments were I thought that they were being irritating but then they also had their moments that were funny and real. I guess that is what I appreciated the most about this book is that the characters are both very real with real problems. The love interests weren't that developed or gave me a strong enough feeling to want to root for them working out but then I don't think that is the point in the story.

This book is about growing up and the summer before one of the biggest events in a teenagers life. It was fun, easy and slightly addicting, its nothing particularly memorable or brilliant but just an easy to read book that did the trick.

3.5/5 STARS
*this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review*

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