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The Story of Us by Deb Caletti
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Aug 26, 15

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bookshelves: 1-nook, 3-realistic-fiction, 0-sorted, read-2012
Read on April 24, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I want to start out by saying that the writing itself was great. She's a great writer. She kept me reading even though I found myself hating how the story felt way too dragged out, the boy part not the wedding part. And I didn't know what the hell was going on between her and her long time boyfriend, Janssen. I still don't think I do. The book is almost over before you learn the reason for the break. It seemed like there wasn't enough interaction with the other characters to me, with the exception of her mom and her brother. Everything with anyone else felt very superficicial, like you barely scratched the surface. I like my books to cut deep, I guess. I loved the stories about Janssen and I even liked him. I think...it's hard to tell though because it's like he was never actually introduced. Like I only ever he about him from second hand conversations I overheard from another room so everything was muffled. It drove me eff-ing batty! Because I'm pretty sure I would have loved him. I liked Cricket. I got all her issues and everything she was trying to sort out. I understood the pull she felt towards Ash and liked how she handled it. But it felt like nothing ever freaking happened. Ever. And then it was over.

Ok this part might be kind of spoiler-y, so watch out.

And I don't even know what happened or what will happen. Or who she ends up with. If anyone. That last paragraph felt so God damn vague I wanted to scream and instead of trying again and figuring it out, here I am typing this. So I dunno all the emails with paragraphs about dogs (I love dogs don't get me wrong, my dog is curled up next to me right now and my husband is always saying he would be so happy if I could love him as much as I love my dog, so I get it) and then just like a few sentences about their relationship? Come on, throw me a bone! I know the dog stuff always tied into the relationship stuff but I was always left wanting more. Still am. Dammit.
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Ashleigh Thank youu. I feel EXACTLY the same way about everything you said.

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