Thursday, August 2, 2012

Review: The Story of Us by Deb Caletti

Review: The Story of Us by Deb Caletti

IN A GLANCE: I really wanted to love this book, but I couldn't.

Title: The Story of Us
Author: Deb Caletti
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format: Paperback ARC (given to me by publisher for review)
Pages: 389 Pages
ISBN #: 1442423463
Buy This: Amazon

Cricket’s on a self-imposed break from her longtime boyfriend—but she’s picked a bad week to sort out her love life. For one thing, her mother’s romance is taking center stage: After jilting two previous fiancés, her mom is finally marrying Dan Jax, whom Cricket loves. But as wedding attendees arrive for a week of festivities at a guesthouse whose hippie owners have a sweet, sexy son—Ash—complications arise:

Cricket’s future stepsisters make it clear they’re not happy about the marriage. An old friend decides this is the week to declare his love for Cricket. Grandpa chooses to reveal a big secret at a family gathering. Dan’s ex-wife shows up. And even the dogs—Cricket’s old, ill Jupiter and Dan’s young, lively Cruiser—seem to be declaring war.

While Cricket fears that Dan is in danger of becoming ditched husband-to-be number three, she’s also alarmed by her own desires. Because even though her boyfriend looms large in her mind, Ash is right in front of her....


It really took me a while to get into this one.  It was one that I really wanted to love, but something held me back and I'm not sure what aspect that really is.   I didn't really hate this book per-say, I just couldn't connect with it, I guess is the right way to put it.  I mean I can connect with the character about making decisions and how they are hard and how change is also hard, but there was just something there that held me back.  

This story is really about change and accepting it, but I guess my main problem with this book was that it really seemed to go to no wheresville.  I had no idea where the author was taking this story the whole time.  I really enjoyed the plot itself, but there was no direction.

Deb Caletti is an amazing author, I've read several of her books in the past and loved them, but this one just didn't hit it home for me.  I really did like the plot and characters and to me that's what saved this book. 


Plot: 19/20
Writing: 15/20
Creativity: 15/20
Characters: 19/20
Ending: 6/10
Cover: 9/10

83 out of 100 = 3 Puppy Rating

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