Saturday, July 2, 2011

Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt Review

Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
Not in series
Release Date: June 26th, 2007
Published by Simon Pulse
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Source: Library
A road trip with her ex? Danger ahead.

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 go 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.

***NOTE. This review might be a little silly.

Two Way Street was a cute and humorous read! At first, I wasn't exactly thrilled to read this book after reading the summary. But I'm really glad I did though. I loved the whole idea of exes going on a road trip. It has DISASTER written all over it. Unless... they still have feelings for each other. DUN DUN DUN.

Applause to Ms. Barnholdt for the way she laid out the book. It was written in Courtney and Jordan's POV before, during and after the trip. That way the reader gets to know what happened before the trip and how these two lovebirds got together, how it all fell apart, and the outcome. Before the trip, Jordan was a major player and was only using Courtney to get other girls jealous. And I knew that I would hate him. But then something happened, and Jordan had a change of heart. Then I wasn't so sure whether to like Jordan or hate him. These two were definitely meant for each other if Courtney got the best out of him.

It was hilarious watching these two attack each other with their thoughts. Courtney was always trying to make Jordan jealous because he was the one who broke up with her. And Jordan was always trying to pretend like he didn't care about Courtney anymore. Just their thoughts alone was both hilarious and tragic. I thought that out of the whole relationship, it must have been the hardest on Jordan. Pretending he doesn't love Courtney anymore, when he still does, and watching her be intimate with other guys. I was so upset that they didn't get to be more intimate during the road trip, or SOMETHING that'll get them back together.

As we all know, the ending is where the story should end with a BANG. Unfortunately, I was terribly disappointed with this story's ending. It was resolved rather quickly and I felt like the author was rushing it. Unfortunately, because of the disappointing ending, this book doesn't get a perfect 5 for me.

Rating: 4/5
Cover: 4/10
First Sentence: I'm a traitor to my generation.
What the Author's Up To: Blog

1 comment:

  1. Great review! Thanks for taking the time to check out mine as well. I agree that this book kept me laughing.

    Andrea @ Reading Lark


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