Monday, February 22, 2010

Review: Nothing Like You

Title: Nothing Like You
Author: Lauren Strasnick

From GoodReads, “You think he’s yours but he’s not, I thought. You think he’s yours but really he’s mine.”
"When Holly loses her virginity to Paul, a guy she barely knows, she assumes their encounter is a one-night stand. After all, Paul is too popular to even be speaking to Holly, and he happens to have a long-term girlfriend, Saskia. But ever since Holly’s mom died six months ago, Holly has been numb to the world, and she’s getting desperate to feel something, anything—so when Paul keeps pursuing her, Holly relents. Paul’s kisses are a welcome diversion, and it’s nice to feel like the kind of girl that a guy like Paul would choose.

But things aren’t so simple with Saskia around. Paul’s real girlfriend is willowy and perfect… and nothing like Holly. To make matters worse, she and Holly are becoming friends. Suddenly the consequences of Holly’s choices are all too real, and Holly stands to lose more than she ever realized she had."

Lauren Strasnick’s novel, Nothing Like You, hooked me in the first couple of pages. I love it when an author starts right off with such excitement that you can’t even think of putting the book down. We ordered this book for the library, based on the description alone and when I pulled it out of the box and saw the cover, I took it home that night. Up until one in the morning, I fell in love with the main character Holly Hirsh and her problem: Hooking up with one of the most popular guy in school. Are you wondering why would that be a problem?

He has a girlfriend and its not Holly! Plus, the affair continues and he tells her nobody can know about their secret. So here's Holly getting used by Paul while a perfectly great guy lives right next door. Nils has been her best friend since they were kids and he always has her back. So that’s why I couldn’t put the book down. I couldn’t wait to see who she ends up with. The ending surprised me, but I won’t give any hints on what happens... you will have to read it for yourself!

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