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Her and Me and You

3.09  ·  Rating Details ·  665 Ratings  ·  138 Reviews
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.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by Simon Pulse
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Oct 15, 2010 Andrea rated it it was ok
2.5 out of 5 rating

Umm...yeah. I don't really know what to say about this book. It only took me about an hour to read. Thank goodness. I think if it took longer I would have been upset at wasting my time.

This book was just so flat for me. Alex is a complete pushover. Her best friend from back home, Evie, isn't very nice to her. Adina is just plain awful and Fred sticks up for Adina's behavior. And Alex knows that her behavior isn't right but hangs around anyways. Pitiful. (And for some reason,
Sara Grochowski
Feb 27, 2010 Sara Grochowski rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
An intense, fast-paced read, Lauren Strasnick pulled me into the twisted, passionate world of Alex, Fred, and Adina. I finished the novel in just over an hour, but the story continued to ricochet through my mind even after the last page was turned.

Alex is the main character, but it's Adina and Fred, and their interesting relationship, that steal the spotlight. Fred is immediately likeable and it wasn't difficult to imagine why Alex would fall him, even as she's being warned against him... and h
Aug 07, 2010 Hannah rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. I came into this with insanely high hopes, and they were not at all disappointed. Just like NOTHING LIKE YOU, HER AND ME AND YOU is a slim, haunting story with chapters like vignettes, and it hits you harder as it goes and means more to you once you've closed it than you realized while you were reading.

The book definitely improves as it progresses; the last third of the book is stunning. The first few scenes were a bit too straightforward to me--the conversations seemed to hit their
After Alex's dad has an affair her mom and her move to a new town. There she makes a new friend in Fred and is thereby forced into a friendship with his twin, Adina. Adina seems to flirt with her... and Fred. The other girls Alex meets at school tell her to stay away from the twins, because they are bad news. But, when things with her old best friend start to crumble she has no choice but to cling to Fred for life support. Adina however, could do without Alex hogging her brother and may try anyt ...more
Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books)
I’m not quite sure how I feel about Her and Me and You. I enjoyed the overall storyline and the characters were intriguing, but, by the end, the book still felt incomplete.

After Alex’s dad has an affair and breaks her family apart, she moves with her mess of a mother to her deceased grandma’s house a few hours away. Without her best friend Evie and her favorite parent, Alex feels isolated and alone.

Strasnick’s characterization of a lonely, angry, and understandably frustrated girl are spot on. A
Aug 22, 2015 Dahlia rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013-or-prior
I love Strasnick's spare writing style, and the rapid pacing of her stories, and how much she captures with so few words. In her other two books I've read, this has totally worked for me. In this one, though, it just felt like a half-done story she didn't feel like finishing. There was so much compelling in what I read, but I don't understand how this was published as a complete novel. It certainly didn't feel to me like one, so much as set-ups for several different cool ones. Basically, it made ...more
Jul 12, 2012 Rachel rated it liked it

So bizarre. There was just no real ending, it was a completely abrupt halt. I kept waiting for the final reveal, but nothing ever came. A shame, because this had an interesting premise.
Jan 09, 2011 Kyleigh rated it did not like it
When I read the synopsis of this book I really wasn’t all that intrigued, but I figured I would give it a shot. Turned out I have better instincts than I give myself credit for. What drove me absolutely crazy with this book was that it had no relevance. Nothing. Nada. The pages could have been full of drawings to color in and it would have more content than the story. Okay maybe that was a bit harsh. I may be exaggerating just a tad. I just can’t even begin to express my frustration with this bo ...more
Feb 26, 2010 Yan rated it liked it
Alex moves to a new town with her mother when her father gets a new girlfriend. Her family life isn’t so great now, but at least she still has her best friend. But she’s slowly leaving Alex behind when she gets a boyfriend. At the town and her new school, Alex befriends Fred. Fred has a twin sister, Adina, who is an enigmatic as Fred. Alex isn’t sure what to make of this pair of siblings who keep to themselves.

One thing is for sure though: two’s a company and three’s a crowd. Alex is slowly feel
Feb 22, 2015 Christie rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Alex and her mom have moved to Meadow Marsh to live in Alex’s dead grandmother’s house because “my favourite parent, Dad, had done some very bad things with a paralegal named Caroline.”

Faster than you can say trouble, with a capital T, Alex meets Fred and his twin sister, Adina. They’re – odd. Well, at least Adina is, but Alex is drawn to them anyway. Mostly she’s looking for an escape from the wreckage of her parents’ marriage and her mother’s subsequent nosedive into a bottle.

There’s not a lot
Princess Bookie
Nov 15, 2009 Princess Bookie rated it liked it
Shelves: read2010
My Thoughts: I really wanted to love this as I really enjoyed Nothing Like You but this one was just ok to me. We meet Alex who is new to town and her friends Fred and Adina who are twins. I know there was just something not right about them, or more about Adina. I could tell right away that Alex and Fred were a good match but throw in Adina and I know nothing good could come out of it. She was just in the way the whole time! I wanted to tell her to get her own life. Some would say she wanted to ...more
Laura (Booksforbreakfast)
Sep 18, 2010 Laura (Booksforbreakfast) rated it really liked it
This book is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to get my hands on a finished copy! I always have been a Lauren fan with her Nothing Like You novel, and this one didn't disappoint at all. I laughed and cried right along with Alex and could really relate to her. It's so easy for characters (especially heroines) to become whiny and obnoxious but I find with Lauren, she makes her characters strong and likable.

I highly recommend this book to anyone, it's a great novel with a beautiful message and
Dawn Ryan
Nov 09, 2010 Dawn Ryan rated it really liked it
Imagine Ernest Hemingway as a teenage girl, and that's Lauren Strasnick's distinctive voice in this book. It's lean and straightforward: no wasted words. An editor's dream.

And the content: involves an interesting and sinister love triangle. You'll just have to read it to see.
Feb 01, 2010 Jordan rated it it was amazing
this book is like crack for me. i don't think i could ever get enough.
Lena ♫ ♪
May 03, 2010 Lena ♫ ♪ rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
What a strange, strange book. I actually don't know what to say about it., later.
Anna (Curiosity comes before Kay)
It only gets three stars because of the fact that the ending was pretty much non-existent. And it REALLY pissed me off!!! Because other than that I really liked this book! :)
Ginger Woods
Jun 16, 2017 Ginger Woods rated it it was ok
Just honestly, WTF? This was an interesting 4.5 star book. Missing half a star because the main character was a bit pathetic like most girls in Young Adult books.

You know falling in love with a guy and not knowing how the hell to tell him, or get him to like her back. Pathetically gooshing over him well being pathetic. She should have dropped him on his reend halfway through the book.

Anyways it was a very good interesting read. It didn't seem like it had a huge plot or anything it was rather sim
Gabriel Garcia
Oct 14, 2010 Gabriel Garcia rated it it was amazing
Strasnick's second novel is an intricate understanding of America's youth which emerges through the story of one's navigation through the turmoil of young adulthood. I believe Strasnick's voice as an author is a decisive insight into the experience of growing up american, postmodern and globalized. It is important to try to see this novel as an insight into confusing and complex themes that many youths share. Those who cannot to see the complexities might be filtering that which they read of hu ...more
Jun 29, 2011 Fred rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book very much - it's an odd and unique mix of themes and feelings. There are many traditional YA elements - MC Alex's parents messily divorce (when beloved dad's affair with a paralegal is discovered, oops), and she is wrenched away from her familiar school, and close friend Eve, to her mom's childhood home, where mom sinks quietly into a bad relationship with her new boyfriend, alcohol, making her moody and sometimes mean. As if that weren't enough to deal with, Alex's integrati ...more
Oct 03, 2013 Bekka rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own-it
Ugh. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this wasn’t it. Okay, I lied. I know exactly what I was expecting – a dark, edgy (dare I say thriller?) about a girl who comes between a way-too-close relationship between a pair of disturbed twins. What I actually got with Her and Me and You was something much more boring.

The voice of Her and Me and You was its key seller for me. The prose is sparse and too the point, and you can feel Alex’s depression running through each word. I love novels with str
Sep 03, 2010 Carina rated it it was ok
First what I did like about the book:
It is really fast paced and easy to get throu. There were more than one triangle in the story, which made it easier not to focus only on the twins and Alex. The story it self was very promesing.
Now, what I didn't like so much:
The twins. Adina has some issues. SERIOUSLY. But that doesn't excuse her for being a total nut job. Everyone is making excuses for her behavior and letting it slide because they feel sorry for her, so she gets away with everything.
Feb 07, 2011 Kat rated it really liked it
Shelves: borrowed, ya, 2011
Not gonna lie, I was sort of hoping for some polyamorous action (spoiler!) but while that didn't happen, I still really really enjoyed this. The writing style is sparse, which is my favourite kind, and really pulled me in. The chapters are short and have a sort of moody disconnectedness sometimes but that was perfect for the atmosphere of the novel.

At 171 pages, it's a fairly quick read but that's not to say that nothing happens because lots happens. Adina is the perfect crazy protective/jealou
Bethany Miller
Sep 14, 2011 Bethany Miller rated it it was ok
Shelves: royal-september
Alex and her mother move to Meadow Marsh after her parents’ separation. Alex is angry with her father for having an affair and sad about having to move away from her best friend. Her mother is devastated by her husband’s infidelity and using alcohol to help her cope. From the first day at her new school, Alex is immediately drawn to twins Fred and Adina. Fred becomes her first friend in town while Adina is cold and distant. As Alex and Fred become closer, Adina’s behavior towards Alex becomes mo ...more
Jun 08, 2012 Andrew rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
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Dec 02, 2010 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Alex’s favorite parent, her father, cheated on her mother. Big time. He is not so much her favorite anymore. But neither is her mother. Alex chooses to move to her mother’s hometown with her because her mother is a mess from this development. Crying, depressed, drunk. All the time. Alex is miserable. New school, no friends. Her only and best friend, Evie, is back home and moving on without her. But then Alex meets Fred and his twin sister Adina. And things become weird and creep and sort of wond ...more
Oct 02, 2010 Erica rated it it was ok
*there might be some itty bitty spoilers. sorry*

I dove into this book with high hopes... judging by the blurb inside the cover, this book sounds fantastic, and it could have been fantastic. The story idea is great. Creepy and sexy. However, the book, under 200 pages, is far too short. There was all this boring angsty nonsense about the main character's friend issues when all I really wanted to hear about was the twisted twins.

Alex is the new girl in town, she and her mom have just moved because
Amy Jacobs
Sep 22, 2011 Amy Jacobs rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure what I was expecting with this book, but what did happen was not it. I was expecting some angst filled romance between and boy and a girl. Throw in a psycho sister and you get the mix of this book.

I felt a little dizzy trying to keep up with everything in this book. One minute we are reading a sweet scene between Alex and Fred, then his weirdo sister comes and wrecks everything with her attitude and psycho behavior. What was so confusing though was when his sister Adina would chang
Jun 02, 2011 Triss rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bored people or teens
Recommended to Triss by: Friend
When I first read the summary, I thought oooo this is gonna be like a cool dark thriller. I was way wrong. When I started to get more and more into it I was thinking that the twins adina and Fred were vampires and both were going to seduce Alex. I was way off on that. Apparently, Adina is an attention whore that has some sickening crush on her twin?????? or is just bi-curious for Alex and also sees the need to have affections for her brother??? I don't know ? I also wondered how Alex had money h ...more
Aug 13, 2010 Nick rated it liked it
Shelves: summer-reading
This is a quick afternoon read that, for me, was way too quick. I felt like it was building to something, and then...the end. The 'big moment' in this book felt like that faux big moment that leads to the real big moment. I was thinking 'okay just around the cor- what? That's it? Where's the second half of the book?'. No corner, no moment, just 'ride's over, please vacate the vehicle'. No explanations of the whole back story(the most important part of the book). That's what really bugged me, wha ...more
Piper (An Ocean of Words)
Jan 12, 2016 Piper (An Ocean of Words) rated it did not like it
Shelves: no, 2010, conflicted
warning: I did not hate this book- I liked the characters- I liked Lauren Strasnick's writing style it- was very real and simple but...

I am so, so disappointed.

If you hate yourself and you want to read a book that will leave you angry, read this one. Do you want to know why?

It stops at the end of the 1st act. Like literally, I remember turning the page of the last chapter and getting to the acknowledgements and freaking out, thinking "That's it? Really?. I was expecting a We Were Liars kind of
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Lauren Strasnick’s debut novel, NOTHING LIKE YOU (Simon & Schuster, 2009), was an RWA RITA award finalist in two categories, Best First Book and YA Romance. Her second novel, HER AND ME AND YOU (Simon & Schuster, 2010), was a 2012 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. Her work has been translated into French, German, and Portuguese. In addition to writing, Lauren teaches fictio ...more
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