Breathe To Read

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

2016 Challenge - Book 26, Who Do You Love

Today's review is for:

Who Do You Love

This was under the category:  A Book Picked For You By Someone Else

This is the story of two character - Rachel and Andy - who meet for the first time at the age of 8.  The are from two different sides of the tracks - Rachel grew up in an affluent neighborhood with two parents that love her.  Andy grows up in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood with a single mother who is trying to make ends meet.  Over the course of 30 years, they will meet again and again - by chance, by want and by need.

This was a pretty good book.  I have read a lot of Jennifer Weiner's books and they are always good stories.  The two main characters clearly love each other right from the beginning, but they keep breaking up and then finding themselves again and realizing they want to be together.  Then the cycle happens again.  We see how they change over the course of their lives, finding that things they thought were crucial when they were younger, aren't so important as they age.  The book also talks about several issues like race, sex, bullying, and cheating.

Overall - I thought the book was pretty good.  It was a light little read.  It has its flaws - some ways that they met and just fell back "into love" so easily every time they find each other.  They kept breaking apart because they just couldn't make it work even though it was clear they were soul mates.  But otherwise, I think it is worth a read.

Starts: 3 1/2

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