My college roommate is hopefully going to be a skeleton.
It's time to meet your new roomie.
East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate
assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics:
television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan
Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each
girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so
different will ever share a dorm room.
As the countdown to
college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family
relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly
seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the
complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though
they've never met.
This is the second book by Sara Zarr book I have read and reviewed (here's the video review How to Save a Life). The first by Tara Altebrando and I have no idea who wrote what. This book is in the point of view of the two roommates to be. They going to college (or uni as I would call it) and have been assigned the same room so they start emailing each other.
The both characters were likable, realistic and their issues were nice contrast against each other.
In a lot of ways, this is a typical YA contemporary : Romance, personal struggles and family issues. All that growing up stuff and preparing to live without your family in the same building. But it was good and it was interesting to read about two characters that were in the same situation as me, going to uni after the summer.
The plot was good, was little over top at the end but was understandable and realistic situation.
The novel is told in first person, changing between each girl every chapter, which really works. The only thing is I don't like that its starts and ends with the same girl. I can get why they would do that but I like to be equal. We also have their emails to each other and placement in the chapter could be interesting.
Overall, I gave this 4/5 stars for someone else's snoring. It was nice little book and would recommend anyone who embarking on the journey to Uni/college.
I sent this book for review by way of BookBrigdr. It's published by Hodder & Stoughton.