Monday, May 7, 2012

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti

This novel is told in a very interesting way. Flashbacks, by way of letters Cricket writes to her boyfriend back home, inform the reader of Cricket and Janssen's history together. Meanwhile, Cricket and her extended family have gathered on an island off the coast of Washington to prepare for and celebrate her mother's impending marriage.

For the entire novel, I was wondering what Cricket did to make her relationship with Janssen (seemingly the perfect guy and perfect relationship) rocky. I couldn't wait to "meet" Janssen and was hoping he would show up at the wedding.

Cricket is the perfect narrator. She is very likable and intelligent, but certainly not perfect. Her extended family is hilarious! I really enjoyed reading this book and it flew by.

One word of caution: The Story of Us is for mature readers. There is some sex, although certainly not graphic at all.

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