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Two Like Me and You

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"A smashing debut that's both intimate and epic." - Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"... a whirlwind, cross-continental adventure that combines classic story elements that make something beautifully original and engaging." -IndieReader

"Two Like Me and You is a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming story that fans of John Green wil
Paperback, 298 pages
Published May 20th 2019 by Borne Back Books
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Yna the Mood Reader
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
“So hypothetically, if someone had an opportunity to win back the love of his life, an opportunity of, let’s call it, questionable legality, should he take it?”
📖Two Like Me and You 📖
🖋Chad Alan Gibbs
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📚 Series: No.
📚 Genre: Young Adult (Fame/Adventure/Coming of Age)
📚 POV: First person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.

⚠ Content Warnings: Use of guns. Kidnapping/Abduction. World War II Stories.
⚠ Read if: you are in need of a funny feel-good YA adventure. Think: John Green-ish.


I didn’t know this book would make me laugh so much! It was light and funny and full of adventures and stories, I have a hard time believing it’s a debut. This book is a refreshing new voice in YA literature, is filled with humor and charismatic characters that’d make you root for them till the end. Also, finally, finally there’s a YA book by a male author featuring a male protagonist that’s not John Green or Patrick Ness. Yay!

Two Like Me and You might mislead you with its cover and title, becau
First things first. The synopsis is interesting and throughout the book, it’s more than that! I love how every chapter has a subtitle of what will happen in that chapter, like a prediction. Honestly, it is kind of hard to put down because of the funny conversations between the characters– Edwin, Parker, and Garland. The overall plot of the book is humorous, unique, and impressive! It is also well-written except for some French words and/or sentences that I couldn’t understand. Gibbs thoroughly e ...more
Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
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Two Like Me and You is a quirky, funny debut novel about two teenagers trying to navigate their own mental and emotional growing pains, and their quest to help an old man find the girl he lost in the chaos of World War II. I was a bit skeptical of the tone of the book at first, but soon it becomes apparent that Edwin, our narrator, just has a rather anxiety-filled yet still somehow irreverent way of looking at life. And that he’s still not
Zøe Haslie
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
· “If you’re not too long, I will wait for you here all my life.” ·

*I got an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Reading this book was an epic adventure! I had a great feeling about this since I read the blurp on Netgalley and I decided to request a copy right away and—oh, boy! It was, as the French would say, très magnifique!

Behind every crazy idea, there’s an even crazier couple of individuals—in this case, Garland and Parker. (To be honest, I can’t quite decide which one of th
Mary S. R.
I received an ARC through NetGalley for an honest review. Many thanks to Borne Back Books!

Edwin Green's ex-girlfriend is famous. We're talking cover-of-every-tabloid-in-the-grocery-store-line famous. She dumped Edwin one year ago on what he refers to as Black Saturday, and in hopes of winning her back, he's spent the last twelve months trying to become famous himself. It hasn't gone well.

But when a history class assignment pairs Edwin with Parker Haddaway, the mysterious new girl at school, she
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ll be honest, I had no idea what I was really getting myself into when I decided to read this story, and I was so pleasantly surprised. Two Like You and Me is a funny and heartwarming, coming of age debut novel that follows the lives of teenagers: Edwin and Parker as they go on a quest to reunite a WWII veteran with his long lost love that he lost touch with during the chaos of the war.

Edwin Green is your stereotypical teenage male who only cares about winning back the love of his life: Sadie,
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m so sad that the book is over, I was so invested in Edwin and Parker‘s shenanigans across France as they look for someone’s long lost love.

This is such a compelling novel that is very well written that you wouldn’t believe that it’s just the author’s debut novel; it contains very relatable character such as Edwin, who’s suffering from a break up but he’s confident to win her back. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t turn out as he had wanted to.

I really enjoyed reading the book especially the parts wh
Lisa Mandina
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh, this book had me laughing constantly! From the hilarious one-line predictions for each chapter at the beginning of each chapter to the witty comments from both the elderly Garland Lenox as well as the snarky new girl, Parker Haddaway. Like chapter 60: "In which everyone's favorite bureaucratic asshat returns." Or chapter 53: "In which Garland Lenox tries to singlehandedly undo decades of Franco-American relations". Of course it begins earlier on with one like this in chapter 11, "In ...more
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this utterly charming, laugh out loud book about a nerdy high schooler falling out of love and back in love while doing a crazy good deed. Mr Gibbs has a great way with words, phrases and dialogue, his characters are larger than life but oh so likeable. Excellent for teens to geriatrics. A feel good book that will make you laugh and cry. 5 very enthusiatic stars.
Althea | themoonwholistens ☾
“That newspaper was my first glimpse of the outside world, and I wanted to see more of it.”

FORMAT READ: eBook (Adobe Digital Editions)
READ IF: looking for a light and feel good, classic, YA Contemporary
SIMILAR VIBES: All the Bright Places, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, John Green-ish

*All of my reviews are as spoiler-free as possible unless states otherwise*

This is a book to read when you want a light and “classic YA contemporary”. I enjoyed th
Rachel (bookmamareviews)
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cannot rave about this book enough! It's so stinking cute and laugh out loud funny, yet it possesses a depth to it that is so needed in the genre of YA novels.

So grateful to have won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. Will definitely be recommending this one to everyone I can.
Jenny Brown
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a tough question. Great job Alan
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating: ★★★★★


Edwin Green’s ex-girlfriend is famous. We’re talking cover-of-every-tabloid-in-the-grocery-store-line famous. She dumped Edwin one year ago on what he refers to as Black Saturday, and in hopes of winning her back, he’s spent the last twelve months trying to become famous himself. It hasn’t gone well.

But when a history class assignment pairs Edwin with Parker Haddaway, the mysterious new girl at school, she introduces him to Garland Lenox, a nursing-home-bound World War II ve
Paula  Phillips
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it

They say they don't judge a book by its cover, but I have to admit that when it comes to unknown authors that is precisely what I do and this cover reminded me of the Daisy Prescott books. Once I opened the book though, it took me a little while to get into as I was like urgh a coming of age story and from a male POV nonetheless, but the thing is the book surprised me with the characters escaping to Paris, France to find an old lover of Garland Lennox. He is an older man with early dementia and
Barnes and Semi Noble
Won this book in a giveaway. Super excited to read this! The blurb sounds very promising! I will update this review once I have finished reading.
Lynda Dickson
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 14+
Shelves: young-adult
Edwin Green teams up with new girl Parker Haddaway for a history assignment in which they have to interview someone who lived through World War II. That’s how he meets Garland Lenox and somehow agrees to help “a crazy girl bust a ninety-year-old man out of his nursing home so we can take him to France against his attorney’s wishes to find a woman he met during World War II, all in the hope of becoming famous and winning back my ex-girlfriend.” Let’s see how that goes!
Our narrator Edwin is immedi
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-favorite, arc
Two Like Me and You is a wonderfully refreshing read. Author Chad Alan Gibbs takes his readers along for a wild adventure. The unlikely trio of a big-talking senior citizen in a nursing home and two unpopular high school students creates no end of hilarity.

The odd introduction of Edwin Green provides not just his backstory, but it gives readers a real feel for this glum character. Parker Haddaway, the enigmatic new girl at school, is suspected of being an undercover cop. Naturally, that lead thi
Sai at theengineerisreading
Two like Me and You is the feel-good YA novel that the year 2019 needs. And that's the statement.

Before I jump with my review for this book, let me just extend my gratitude to Chad Alan Gibbs and Victory Editing for writing and publishing this gem. Huge thanks also to NetGalley for approving my request to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Two like Me and You is like a fresh fruit juice you suddenly had in your hand after a week of walking in the desert. Yeah, this book is definitely
Eloise Mae
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 4.5!

I received an ARC through the Xpresso Blog Tour for this book but my opinion is 100% honest and my own.

Two Like Me and You is a stunning debut that features a wonderfully eclectic cast of characters who all manage to stand apart from each other whilst also blend together in the best ways. The story itself is completely outlandish and almost unbelievable and yet I believed every word from the very first page. Character driven stories are my absolute favourite kind of books and
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me with this book, in exchange for an honest review.

I recently read a review for this book on Paul’s Picks blog. He made it sound so good that I just had to check it out myself. I’m happy to report that he has excellent taste. This book was funny, sweet, and heart warming.

Edwin Green has been in mourning since his ex sort-of girlfriend unceremoniously dumped him. He’s been unable to move on, since she’s now super famous and the constant topic of conversation
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you all the ways I loved this book:

Three distinct voices that are funny, original, and heartfelt.

“In which our hero complains about his assigned seat” – an example of one of the witty chapter headlines that kept looking for clues.

Hidden and not so hidden references to 90s hip hop, movie quotes, and all kinds of historical mishaps.
A wild romp of a plot.

Seventy years of feelings…

An ode to rebirth, a new start, and a man’s last wish.

A look back at important history from a unique point o
Kajree Gautom
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm somewhat torn between giving this a 3 star and a 4 star because even though I did enjoy the book, I found it a bit too unrealistic. Like, way too much, at least for me 🙈

The story basically revolves around Edwin Green, who embarks on a journey through France, helping Parker get a new life and Garland find his long lost love. Which seemed very very unlikely to me, and very suspicious. Like, Edwin didn't even know the two of them any well but was all down to help them and break law. Edwin, I k
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received an advanced copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
This book was hilariously funny, cute, and entertaining I enjoyed every last minute of it. The MC is Edwin Green who is John Green type of character if you get what I mean. There is nothing really extraordinary about him except his famous ex-girlfriend who he’s obsessed with and makes him want to become famous, so he can attract her attention. This leads him on a crazy journey with Parker the odd new girl at
Moony MeowPoff
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Don't give up on love, son."

Aw man. This book. This book! it was a funny rollercoaster sweet heartbreaking ride!
I loved every character, well expect Sadie Evans, but i am sure that it was set up to be that way.
I loved to follow Garland, Parker and Edwin on a search for Garland's lost love, even though it didn't exactly end as i had hoped, it was beautiful and heartbreaking. It makes me want to re-read it again, just so i can follow them on the crazy wierd, fun and heartbreaking ride once agai
Carmen Liffengren
Jul 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Nerdy Edwin Green just wants to win back his now-famous girlfriend, but for now, he has to do a WWII assignment with the quirky new girl, Parker Haddaway. Parker introduces Edwin to WWII veteran, Garland Lenox whom she's met at the local nursing home. Parker quickly gets Edwin to join her on a madcap adventure that involves breaking Garland out of the nursing home so that they can fly him to France in hopes of finding his long lost WWII love. Nope! Although Gibbs' style is vaguely in the style o ...more
Kelly O'Brien
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! Really great
Rini Budihartati
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This book tells us the adventure of two students Edwin, and Parker, and a WWII veteran Garland Lenox to find Garland's love interest. In this book, they are faced to various problems that make me sit on the edge of my seat.
This book is funny, beautiful, and adventurous. I laugh so many times at their convos. The pace is fast, I can't put it down, I feel like I need to finish it as soon as I can. The plot is interesting, there are somewhat things happen at the right moments. Moreover, I learned
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
So much fun!
I literally read this all in one sitting, it's just so funny and cute and it sucked me in. The main character Edwin is great. He's a loner with a famous ex girlfriend that he can't escape. Enter Parker, the new girl with a tough exterior who has a plan to escape with elderly veteran Garland to Paris. They rope Edwin into this crazy plot that involves stolen cars, fake identities, and an explosion.
Garland is awesome, his stories are hilarious and always involve the phrase "You can't
Mary Grace Powers
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Y’all. This is probably my one of my favorite reads of this summer. It was such a good book! The story was PERFECT and seriously so so sweet. If you like travel, laughing, or stories that will fill your heart, this is definitely the book for you. I laughed so much when I read it (and cried too because it was just SO SWEET OKAY) and I will definitely be recommending it to everyone!!
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Chad Alan Gibbs is the author of Two Like Me and You, which won the 2019 Rubery Book Award for YA & Fiction and was named a Best Book of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews. Gibbs lives in Alabama with his wife, two sons, one dog, and an embarrassingly large collection of Star Wars action figures. His second novel, The Rome of Fall, releases on March 15, 2020. ...more

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