I spent a good chunk of my weekend absorbed in You and Me by Nicola Raynor. This book doesn’t come out until October 1, but thanks to NetGalley, I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of it. It’s another one that I had trouble putting down!
You and Me is written from the viewpoint of Fran, a bookseller who can’t seem to get past her high school days. But it’s not entirely her fault. Not only is she still hung up on Charles, her high school crush, but things keep happening to her former classmates. What’s going on, and will these circumstances bring her closer to Charles?
Having read several books lately that seem to be trying to be “different” (not that that’s a bad thing!) by telling stories from different viewpoints or jumping back in time and whatnot, this one was kind of refreshing. Yes, it does go into stories from the past. But it still tells them from a straightforward timeline, so it was very easy to follow. It’s written from the perspective of Fran, the main character.
One thing I really liked about this book is that it gives you information piece by piece. As you’re reading about Fran and her life, you find out things gradually about both the past and present. You know right off the bat that Fran is still into Charles, her high school crush. In fact, she’s kind of obsessed with him. But that’s honestly the least of her worries once other things start happening.
I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to follow, hard to put down, and it kept me guessing all the way through. What happened back in Fran’s and Charles’ high school days and what is really going on now? It was a unique story with just the right amount of twists and turns to make you think and question what’s really happening behind the scenes. I’d definitely recommend picking this one up. It will be out on October 1, so mark your calendar and make sure to grab it!
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