there are two sides to every breakup.
This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.
Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.
It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.
But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.
Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.
Barnholdt's (Reality Chick) set-up here is amusing if a bit staged: Courtney and Jordan are broken up-he claims to have met a new girlfriend through MySpace-but her parents insist that he drive her to their orientation at Boston University as they originally planned. Both teens provide their perspectives of this understandably grueling road trip, using flashbacks to fill in the gaps about how they met and developed their relationship-including the painful secret that Jordan is keeping from Courtney. Readers will figure out the hidden scandal long before it is revealed, and they will know from the beginning that this road trip is going to end with the odd couple revving their relationship back up. What makes the story work is author's solid grip on her characters: Courtney knows she tends to "analyze everything to death" while Jordan is a ladies' man who operates in "avoid-and-deny mode." They spy on each other's MySpace pages and gossip about each other on their cell phones; Courtney, in particular, has constant drama on the road, getting food poisoning at a rest stop and later having a meltdown in a Burger King bathroom. But despite their scheming, Courtney finally comes to terms with what she's known all along: "no matter how much you tell yourself you're over someone, your heart knows the truth." In the end, this is predictable-and pretty fluffy-but the neurotic narrators make the trip worthwhile. Ages 14-up.
Two way street
Best teen love story book I've read in a long time. A good and fun read:)
I absolutely loved this book! Never read anything by this author but from the beginning i could tell it was going to be a read in one night without putting it down type of book. Anyone that is into the love stories with a happy ending should read this!
This book was very good. I felt like it had a very original plot and had a twist in it, which made it even better. I will recommend this book to a friend.