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Monday, February 10, 2014

Me Since You (Review)

Me Since You
By: Laura Wiess

Laura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl’s journey from innocence to devastating loss and, ultimately, to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding—in this beautiful and painfully honest new novel.

Are there any answers when someone you love makes a tragic choice?

Before and After. That’s how Rowan Areno sees her life now. Before: she was a normal sixteen-year-old—a little too sheltered by her police officer father and her mother. After: everything she once believed has been destroyed in the wake of a shattering tragedy, and every day is there to be survived.

If she had known, on that Friday in March when she cut school, that a random stranger’s shocking crime would have traumatic consequences, she never would have left campus. If the crime video never went viral, maybe she could have saved her mother, grandmother — and herself — from the endless replay of heartache and grief.

Finding a soul mate in Eli, a witness to the crime who is haunted by losses of his own, Rowan begins to see there is no simple, straightforward path to healing wounded hearts. Can she learn to trust, hope, and believe in happiness again?



I so wanted to like Me Since You. When I first saw it on goodreads, I was so excited. It sounded like it could be amazing. The emotional stake seemed really high. I totally expected Me Since You to be one of those books that would leave you an emotional wreck. I wanted that. 

Instead, Me Since You is not that kind of book. I didn't cry and I wasn't emotionally connect to it. The only way that I can describe Me Since You is an an emotional vortex of suck. It's dark and it's heavy and there's no aspect that balances it out. It starts off pretty dark and kind of sad, and then it keeps getting more tragic and there is never anything that makes it better. 

I'm not saying that the story itself is bad, nor the writing, but it was too dark and heavy for my particular taste. There isn't a really happy moment that helps alleviate that all that sadness and for met it's not worth it. 

I'm sure some people will enjoy it. It's just too tragic for my taste. 

e-ARC provided publisher via Netgalley.

6 comments:

  1. Ah I could def see how it could be too dark and heavy--it was that and more, but I emotionally connected so that helps.

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    1. Yeah, I couldn't connect. It just starts so sad and just keeps getting sadder.

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  2. I'm currently reading my ARC of this and while I read so many reviews where people cried like crazy I just can't get into it. I've been reading this book for like a weak because I have no emotional connection to it. Glad to know I'm not he only one.
    Lily

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    1. Yeah, I keep seeing reviews were people say they cried. I'm like really? I think Me Since You is definitely sad, but I think it tries so hard to be so sad and there aren't really those happy moments to balance it out.

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  3. I'm scheduled to post a review of this today, and I couldn't agree more with what you wrote. I couldn't connect with the story either and I had really high hopes for the book. It was such a disappointment.

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

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    1. I've seen mixed reviews about this book. So people say they sobbed throughout the whole book, which, I can understand but I didn't feel like that either. I need some lighter moments to balance it out. Even TFIOS had those moments.

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