Thursday, December 9, 2010
Review: Two Way Street
Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
I was hoping for a fun lighthearted novel with characters you would really love but Two Way Street fell short. The characters are obsessed with myspace so the story feels a little dated but you can easily replace any social media site and get the same outcome. In Two Way Street Courtney is forced to road trip to college with her ex-boyfriend who dumped her for a girl he met on myspace. Courtney’s character comes off as extremely immature, controlling, and bratty. She spends so much time trying to picture what the myspace girl is like and how the myspace girl is with her ex Jordan.
I must warn you I feel this would be for the more mature YA reader because there is a lot of drinking and casual hooking up. I was annoyed that the parents were being far more immature than the teens. The most likeable character is Jordan. Jordan was a player who believed in nothing more than hooking up. Then he meets Courtney who is pretty, but definitely not the hookup type. He tries to change his ways but then discovers a secret about Courtney’s family that will cause him to reconsider things with her.
There are a lot of points where the book drags and I felt there was too much inner monologue. After the road trip from hell Courtney and Jordan are forced to stop running from the issues that caused their break up and they must decide if they are done for good.
I did like that the book was told from Courtney and Jordan’s points of views so you really get a feel for what both characters are going through. I will say that it might be a while before I pick up another book by this author.