Monday, May 25, 2015

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

After falling in love with Open Road Summer, I was eager to read Lord's next book, The Start of Me and You. Once again I was blown away by the characters and writing. I can't recommend The Start of Me and You enough.

Paige is headed back to school. Another year as the girl who's boyfriend tragically died. Paige wants this year to be different. She wants to be someone else. Not the girl who's boyfriend tragically died. So she creates a list to give herself goals to becoming someone else. Item number one is to becoming Ryan Chase's girlfriend. That plan is derailed after spending time with his cousin, Max.

Again, Lord has done an amazing job of taking these broken characters and giving them so much life they just jump off the page. Paige is amazing. She's struggling with the grief. She's got some great friends who rally around her. But, I loved Max. He's a Firefly fan. That got my attention immediately. He's invested in Paige from the start. But he gives her the space to be herself and not the girl who's boyfriend died. I also liked Paige's grandma. She has Alzheimer's which almost made me put the book down but Lord handles her memory loss so well that I was ok with it.

Again, Emery Lord's characters have stolen my heart. I can't wait to see what she does next. Others who shared their thoughts on The Start of Me and You: The Perpetual Page Turner, Katie's Book Blog, Novel Novice, and Rather Be Reading.

1 comment:

  1. I really do need to read Emery's books! I should put a hold on them right now at the library. They sound like the perfect reads for summer.


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