It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm | Cute but so very long!

November 21, 2016 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 7 Comments

It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm | Cute but so very long!It's Not Me, It's You
by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: October 25th 2016 by Point
Pages: 288
Format: eARC
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3 Stars
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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  • I like books with unique formatting but knowing that it’s a romance novel and it felt long despite being a short one doesn’t sound good for me. Thanks for the honest review 🙂

  • That is the worst when a book feels long even if it isn’t. It sounds cute though! Great review!

  • I’ve never heard of this one, but I doubt I’ll be picking it up either. I hate when books feel like they are dragging. I’m glad you at least liked the outcome though!

  • No time for slow moving stories nowadays so I think I’ll be skipping this one. Thanks for the heads up, Gen!

  • This sounds cute and I can really go for cute right now. Dude, I read a short book a couple of weeks ago and it took forever long to read it. That’s never fun. This one is going on to buy list though.

  • Wow, that is a very different type of contemporary! Someone who has never been single? Eeeep. I think everyone should be single for a time, to get to know themselves better. If that makes sense. It sounds like there were a lot of ex-boyfriends. 😮 I’m glad you enjoyed the humor, though it’s too bad that it felt so long! That’s annoying. :/

    Great review, Genesis!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  • Oooh, I DO like books with different formats! SO much. But it is sad that this felt so long! You are right, 288 pages SHOULD feel much shorter. The premise is SO fun though! I kind of want to read it anyway, just to see what Avery’s deal is 😉 Great review!