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. Others warn Alex to steer clear of the twins, whose sibling relationship is considered abnormal at best, but there’s just something about Fred–and something about Adina–that draws Alex to them and makes her want to be part of their crazy world, no matter the consequences.
“Complex and thought-provoking.” –Kirkus
“[Her and Me and You] has a fresh, modern feel and Strasnick offers an elegant portrayal of one teen’s struggle to come to terms with her family, her friendships, and herself.” –School Library Journal
“The simplicity of the text is its power. Short chapters, mostly dialogue, come across like stills in a glossy magazine. Reluctant readers and their peers will be drawn to this minimalist romance and its intriguing characters.” –Booklist
“Teen girls will gobble up the quick, engaging read.” –Horn Book Magazine