Feature: Crush on This #4
Crush on This is a new feature that highlights my love for books that don’t get as much recognition as I feel they deserve. I will try my best to hit every genre in order to be as diverse as possible. I’d also love your suggestions, so if you love a book and want similar titles, let me know in the comments!
Crush on This:
For this week, I’ve chosen a book that once again doesn’t seem to get much (if any) love. It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm is one of the few books that made me laugh out loud. What makes it even more fun, though, is the format the story is presented in. It’s made up of interviews with other characters in order for Avery (the MC) to figure out why she was dumped.
From the geeks to the popular crowd, it feels as though the entire school is involved in Avery’s project. And their voices are all unique.
It is lighthearted and fun, so hopefully fans of Kasie West will find some enjoyment in the story.
It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Category: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication: October 25th, 2016; Point
One high school girl’s comedic examination of her dating past as told by the friends, family, and boys who were involved!
Avery Dennis is a high school senior and one of the most popular girls in her class. But a majorly public breakup with the guy she’s been dating causes some disastrous waves. It is right before prom and Avery no longer has the perfect date. She runs the prom committee, how could she not show up with somebody?
Post-breakup, Avery gets to thinking about all of the guys that she has ever dated. How come none of those relationships ever worked out? Could it be her fault? Avery decides to investigate. In history class she’s learning about this method of record-keeping called “oral history” and she has a report due. So Avery decides to go directly to the source. Avery tracks down all of the guys she’s ever dated, and uses that information, along with thoughts from her friends, family, and teachers, to compile a total account of her dating history.
Avery discovers some surprises about herself and the guys she’s spent time with — just in time for prom night!