The Bridge From Me To You by Lisa Schroeder | Book Review

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The Bridge From Me To You by Lisa Schroeder | Book ReviewThe Bridge From Me to You by Lisa Schroeder
Published by Scholastic Inc. on July 29, 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance, Family, Social Themes, Adolescence
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9780545646659
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three-half-stars

Lauren has a secret. Colby has a problem. But when they find each other, everything falls into place. In alternating chapters of verse and prose, new girl Lauren and football hero Colby come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible -- something to truly believe in.

I get onto these kicks where I just want to read from one genre and that’s it, because the genre is really working for me. Lately, that genre has been young adult contemporary. The Bridge From Me To You by Lisa Schroeder is a YA contemporary book that has been on my shelf for years. Now that I am on my kick, it felt like a good time to finally read this book and pass it on to the next reader. This is the second book I’ve read by Schroeder, but certainly will not be the last. Heck, I even have one more of Schroeder’s books on my shelf to get to.

The Bridge From Me To You is told in alternating chapters between Lauren and Colby. Lauren’s chapters are written in verse. She is a new arrival to town – staying with her aunt and uncle and three little cousins after her mom kicked her out of the house. Lauren is deeply missing her baby brother and would do anything to see him again. Unfortunately, the town is suspicious of Lauren and not willing to trust her. As for Colby, his chapters are told in prose. He’s the town football star. His dad expects him to continue his football career in college as this will provide him with a full ride. However, Colby dreams of studying engineering and building bridges.

I liked the development of the relationship between Colby and Lauren. They are definitely attracted to each other. However, there are different life circumstances that get in the way of them being together. There is a sense of payoff when they finally do get together. I also liked the alternating prose and poetry — I felt like that made The Bridge From Me To You feel really fast paced. Essentially, I read this book in a day. ALSO!! This book has a positive portrayal of therapy which is excellent. Normalize mental health care! While I wasn’t super attached to the characters or this book, I liked it well enough and do recommend if you’re interested in a good afternoon read.


three-half-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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