by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: October 25th 2016 by Point
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Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
One high school girl's comedic examination of her dating past as told by the friends, family, and boys who were involved!
Avery Dennis is a high school senior and one of the most popular girls in her class. But a majorly public breakup with the guy she's been dating causes some disastrous waves. It is right before prom and Avery no longer has the perfect date. She runs the prom committee, how could she not show up with somebody?
Post-breakup, Avery gets to thinking about all of the guys that she has ever dated. How come none of those relationships ever worked out? Could it be her fault? Avery decides to investigate. In history class she's learning about this method of record-keeping called "oral history" and she has a report due. So Avery decides to go directly to the source. Avery tracks down all of the guys she's ever dated, and uses that information, along with thoughts from her friends, family, and teachers, to compile a total account of her dating history.
Avery discovers some surprises about herself and the guys she's spent time with -- just in time for prom night!
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
As the synopsis states, this story is about a girl who has never been single. NEVER! She’s always dating someone, but prom is near and she just got dumped. A class assignment is handed out and Avery decides to do it on her past relationships and why they didn’t work out.
Avery’s story was slightly comedic and at times, fun. I enjoyed her story and all of her thoughts and footnotes added to the research. I also loved the format of the story! All of the book was written in a sort of interview format. I thought this was a great way to tell Avery’s story and I never got lost with the characters and all the ex-boyfriends.
My major complaint is that for 288 pages, this book felt so unbelievably long! It took me 4 days when a book like this could have taken me a day or two. It got to a point that I would get bored and kept reading only to see what the outcome of the story was, which I did like, thankfully.
Overall, It’s Not Me, It’s You is a very cute novel with a great format, but it felt extremely long for a short book.
DO YOU LIKE WHEN A BOOK STEPS OUT OF THE NORM AND IS WRITTEN IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT? WHICH ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS WITH A DIFFERENT FORMAT?
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