Friday, January 24, 2014

REVIEW: Roomies by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando


Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Release Date: December 24, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Authors


It's time to meet your new roomie.

When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.

As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they've never met.

National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr and acclaimed author Tara Altebrando join forces for a novel about growing up, leaving home, and getting that one fateful e-mail that assigns your college roommate.

I was given an Ecopy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a really fast read. The book basically is an email conversation back and forth between the two main characters. This book was really cute and goes through the relationship of two college roommates. Having the two different point of views was really a blessing for me because it allowed me to feel like I could differentiate between the two main characters. I was disappointed that the book ends before the ladies actually MEET, and that the ending was a bit….sudden, however, all in all, this wasn’t bad.

I give this book 3 out of 5 shields!

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