Sep 30, 2013

Review: In Your Room

3231008In Your Room
Author: Jordanna Fraiberg
Release Date: October 16, 2008
Publisher: Razorbill
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Pages: 203
Format: paperback, bought

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When their families randomly switch houses for the summer, retro-chic LA fashionista Molly Hill and laidback granola boy Charlie Richards find themselves living in totally unfamiliar rooms for two long hot months. Soon they become entwined in each other's secrets, relationships and dreams. Day by day, they grow closer . . . even though they're living 1,000 miles apart and have never met face-to-face.

Can perfect strangers be perfect for each other?

Will Molly and Charlie make it through a summer of seductions, missed connections and the thousand miles between them to find out?

My Review:

Molly and Charlie's worlds are turned upside down when they find out for the summer they were having to give up their original plans and do a house swap for the summer. Molly having to go to Boulder, Colorado and Charlie going to Los Angeles, California. They both had big plans that summer and found out that they had to give it all up. Little did they know their summers would turn out a lot better than they ever expected.

This was the first book by Jordanna that I have read. I read this originally back in 2008 when it first came out and I loved it. I ended up pulling it from my To-Be-Re-Read jar and I was very happy I did. I've been eyeballing it on my shelf for a while now wanting to re-read it. I ended up devouring it in a few hours. I loved it just as much this time, if not more, than I did the first time reading it.

My heart fell for Charlie and Molly. I read through the book not able to wait to see what ends up happening since they both live so far away, yet clearly want each other just through talking with emails. I love how it shows that you can get to know someone even without seeing each other in person.

Since it's been so long since I read the book, it was almost like reading it for the first time. I knew I liked the ending but I couldn't remember how it really ended.

I like how she put a lot of different things into the book that cause problems or pain in society. Like Molly, Her father died when she was younger and is now dealing with her mom getting remarried. That is why Molly has to switch houses, she was told she is coming along on their honeymoon. Death of one parent isn't easy, then trying to get to know another person trying to be their new dad isn't easy either. Then there is Charlie, who has two mothers. They used a sperm bank to get him and his two younger twin sisters. She writes the book in a way to show that it is okay who you are with and how you come to terms in your life that are life changing.

Jordanna writes the book between Molly's POV and Charlie's. You bounce between the two so you get to understand both sides of everything. Some books don't work out when they try to write that way, but in this book it definitely works. It helps everything come together and makes for a wonderful story.

I really enjoyed this book and am glad I read it again to love the pages all over again. I hope all of you give this book a chance, I know you will love it too :)

Absolutely Loved It!

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