Pages: 368 pages
Publisher: MTV Books ( Simon & Schuster)
Book Depository – Amazon UK – Amazon US – Amazon AU
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 received an e-copy in exchanged for an honest review.
I heard some really great things about Me Since You and I tell you, I wasn’t disappointed at all. Apart from crying for 95% of the book, it was just such an amazing heart wrenching read.
I didn’t know how to prepare myself for this book. I heard it was emotional but I just couldn’t be prepared to any length for how emotional I got reading Me Since You. At the start I was slightly confused but then I got it. I liked that we got to see a rebel side of a girl since we don’t see that too much in YA. I liked that we got to see the dark side of the world. How hateful the world can be.
I found Rowan the main protagonist of Me Since You, very likable. I found what she did very understandable. I just seem to click with her and when I click with the voice of the story, everything else just seems to click as well.
Eli. Oh man I loved Eli. He was sweet, cute and caring. I just want him to be mine. He is so strong but puts this fort up. Then we see Rowan break it down, we see the real Eli who is heartbroken.
After the first incident I let a few tears falls, but the aftermath. They just kept falling and falling. I suggest anyone that reads this to have a bucket and 10 boxes of tissues. I had to put the book down a few times to try and collect my thoughts and calm myself down. As the novel went on it became nearly every chapter I was stoping and recollecting my thoughts. Maybe everyone is different, but as I have said before I am a very emotional person.
Me Since You just broke my heart. The feelings I received, I don’t think, can be explained unless you read it as well.
I have again mixed feelings about Rowan’s mum I understand what she is going through. My heart breaks for her, but I feel that she left her daughter when she need her most. But I am glad things did, to some point, work out.
The Grandparents, arrg yer they didn’t agree with me at all. Especially the grandmother. I know she was trying to help, but just… I really enjoyed how Me Since You was written. It was captivating, heartbreaking and played with my emotions.
The ‘Before’ and ‘After’ separation of the novel really added depth to the story. Some authors don’t use the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ well but I think that Laura used it brilliantly. She gives us an insight on how grief effects not only the family, but those around them. I liked that Laura Wiess included different quotes from others. As well as including the grief journals they gave us, well, me as a reader, more of a real insight into Rowan and how she is affected.
Rowan and Eli’s relationship is just so damn cute. They are perfect for each other in more ways than one. They just fit. They know when they are needed and when they aren’t.
Me Since You is a gripping. heart- wrenching novel that took me on a ride of emotions. Laura Wiess’s writing is beautiful and breathtaking.