Thursday, October 13, 2011


Released June 26th, 2007
288 Pages
Simon Pulse

There are two sides to every breakup.

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.

This happens to be one of my all-time favorite YA Romance books.  I love the set up of the book, how it goes from present to past and from Jordan's point of view to Courtney's.

They start out as completely different people that what they become at the end of the novel.  He is a punk kid and she is a smart, semi popular girl....but when they get just works!!

Some drama happens and Jordan feels that ending things with Cortney is the ONLY way out....but was it?  UMMM.......NO!! 

They are a super cute couple, and we get to see their relationship grow and build from the first night they meet to their first few days after the infamous ROAD TRIP!! 

Lauren has tapped into the YA mind with this one.  The characters are so real, and might I add that I have a huge crush on Jordan....who doesn't love a semi-reformed bad boy!! 

And the secondary characters are hysterical.....Jocelyn and B.J. had me cracking up.

So if you haven't read anything by Lauren Barnholdt need to pick this one up today!!

Other books by Lauren Barnholdt to look out for:
-One Night That Changes Everything
-Sometimes It Happens
-Aces Up
-Watch Me (or Reality Chick)

1 comment:

Jen said...

Ohhh,this sounds good. Sometimes I just can't help but be in the mood for a good YA. And yes, nothing beats a semi-reformed bad boy ;)