Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Relationship Advice from Lauren Strasnick

After finishing Lauren Strasnick's debut novel, Nothing Like You, I immediately ran upstairs to my teen's room, handed her the book, and told her to read it quick. We later had a great discussion about friends-with-benefits--one that would've involved a lot of eye-rolling if we hadn't been talking about Lauren's compelling characters.

 Needless to say I can't wait to read Her And Me And You. Here's Lauren's relationship advice (I've already thanked her for the parenting help). Lauren is donating one of her author copies for a giveaway, so please leave a comment! 

1. What is the dumbest or smartest thing you've done after a breakup?
Smartest?  Cut off all contact.  Dumbest?  I’m not telling :)
2. It's your turn to play Miss Swoon--give us your best relationship advice.
I’m much better at this when I have some gnarly romantic situation to analyze and dissect!  But!  Be true to yourself!  & don’t stay with someone who treats you like trash!  Stellar advice, right?  Oh boy.
3. If you could go on a date with any fictional character, who would it be?
Marcus Flutie from Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling series.  Love!
About Her And Me And You:
First love, broken friendships, and heartache all play a part in this evocative, voice-driven novel about Alex, a girl whose world is ripped apart when her father’s affair splits her family in two.
Alex moves with her mess of a mother to a new town, where she is befriended by hot, enigmatic Fred–and alternately flirted with and cold-shouldered by Fred’s twin sister, Adina. Others warn Alex to steer clear of the twins, whose sibling relationship is considered abnormal at best, but there’s just something about Fred–and something about Adina–that draws Alex to them and makes her want to be part of their crazy world, no matter the consequences.

“Strasnick’s slim second offering packs a lot into its short chapters: divorce, broken friendships, crushes, the lines between love and sex and more. Characterization, scenes, dialogue and setting are seamlessly distilled into so few sharp, image-rich phrases that the novel reads almost as if it were written in verse. Less is definitely more here, and readers are plunged into Alex’s physical and emotional world within three to four words. Although the plot moves swiftly, the author’s ability to capture Alex’s inner world in so few words give the novel depth and balance. Complex and thought-provoking.” –Kirkus

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Please leave a comment by Tuesday, October 12, 2010 to enter to win a copy of Her And Me And You. 


  1. Wow, this sounds like a great book! I love YA that delves into issues with depth. Count me in on the giveaway... here's hoping I finally win one!
    Put it on Paper

  2. Her And Me And You ~ this book I'm SO waiting for. Just the thing I need now.

  3. Oo I love the title of this book! I'm going to add it to my reading list.

  4. Thanks so much!