Thursday, September 2, 2010

Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

Release Date: 6/26/2007
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304

There are two sides to every breakup.

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet.

It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care.

But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.

A three day road trip with your ex.... can you imagine a more awkward situation to be in?

Told switching points of view you get to be inside both Courtney and Jordan's heads. Both were very interesting main characters. Courtney was funny and sweet trying to get over the ultamite humiliation of Jordan dumping her for someone he met online. Jordan still likes Courtney and didn't dump her for the same reason that she thinks he did. Backed up with the great supporting characters of BJ and Jocelyn best friends of Courtney and Jordan, who also happen to be dating.

The plot is really cute in an awkward way. You can totally tell that neither of the characters are over each other. Throw in a bunch of hilarious road bumps along the way and you get the fun ride of Two-Way Street.

Not the deepest read ever. But its fun end and summer romace-y and very cute.




  1. I loved this read. It was really cute and I liked the two main characters and switching perspectives. Thanks for the review!

  2. I really liked this book. I was laughing for most of it, mostly because of BJ LOL. I'm glad you enjoyed it!