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BOOK REPORT: The Story of Us by Deb Caletti

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti Release Date: April 24, 2012 Publisher: Simon Pulse Target Audience: Young adult Keywords: First love, remarriages, breakups Pages: 400 Format read: Paperback from ALA (thanks!) Summary: Cricket is on a break from her longtime boyfriend, just as everything in her life is changing. Her mom is set to […]

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January 25, 2013 - 9:59 am

Christina (A Reader of Fictions) - Hmm, okay, I thought you guys really didn’t like this from Estelle’s comment on my review of the Caletti omnibus. I can totally see where you’re coming from, though obviously I haven’t read this one. I did have a similar feeling (like more back story was needed) in Wild Roses. There just wasn’t a real sense of what things were like before the crazy step-father, and since her relationship with him was a focus of the story, it felt rather untethered.

I almost want to read this now just so I can see what’s going on, since I’m a bit confused about whether there’s romance or not.

June 22, 2012 - 1:04 am

Emma - This was definitely not one of Caletti’s best books. However, I highly recommend The Secret Life of Prince Charming. While many of Caletti’s books are slower reads, Secret Life of Prince Charming is exactly like the title–charming and sweet and engrossing. It is also extremely hilarious. I’d try it out if I were you.

June 18, 2012 - 12:03 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’ve never read a book from Deb Caletti, but I would like to. I feel like her books might make a fun read for me, since she’s an author who’s stories sound like they’re similar to Sarah Dessen’s. We’ll see if I ever pick one up!

May 9, 2012 - 7:00 am

Young Adult Book Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson - […] I was reading Second Chance Summer, I found myself making many comparisons to The Story of Us by Deb Caletti. The stories are similar in that Taylor and Cricket both made decisions in their past that affected […]

May 4, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Karen - I’m glad I read your review before I start this one. I tend to get frustrated by lack of movement in a storyline but at least I’ll be prepared.

I also like to get to the point so a plot involving a lot of secrecy does annoy me but I will give it a try. I remember enjoying another Deb Caletti book a few years ago.

May 1, 2012 - 4:51 pm

VeganYANerds - Great book report, girls! I find that with all of the Deb Caletti books I’ve read, they’re quite slow and they always, always, always feature divorced parents.

I agree with them being library books, while I enjoy her books, they don’t inspire me enough to want to buy them. But I do of course want to read this book, such a pretty cover!

May 1, 2012 - 4:00 pm

elena - My interest was piqued as soon as This Lullaby was mentioned but then slowly waned as I read more of your book report, ha. Cricket sounds really frustrating, I really hate it when people don’t GET TO THE POINT and hearing that it took Estelle around 200 pages to really get into makes me wary of picking it up. I mean, I understand slow starts but I don’t think I have the patience for this kind of slow pacing. Love reading what you both thought of the book though!

May 1, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Anna - Eep, yes, I couldn’t finish this one.