Aug 19, 2009
Review of Two-Way Street- Lauren Barnholdt
Two-Way Street- Lauren Barnholdt
From Goodreads- 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 got 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
This book was a quick read for me. I liked the story and it kept me interested the whole way through. The story rotates between Courtney, and Jordan's point of view on the trip, and with flashbacks on how they got together up to the breakup. I loved that we are able to know what both were thinking during certain moments in the story. There is quite a bit of foul language, so if that bothers you, this is probably not a book for you. The only problem I had with the book was the ending. The ending was abrupt and left me with some unanswered questions.
Final thoughts, if you like YA books, and are not bothered by foul language, I would recommend this book.