So I was new to Goodreads only like 18 months ago and therefore like five years late to that party. However, I was there in time to catch wind of this book when it was first coming out. I added it to my “to read” list and later found it for $2 at a library used book sale. Steal!
You Me Everything
by Catherine Isaac
Chick Lit, Contemporary
Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, You Me Everything tells the story of Jess and her 10-year-old son, William, and their summer vacation in France at William’s dad’s hotel. In an attempt to strengthen the bond between father and son, Jess agrees to spend the summer in the vicinity of Adam, her ex-boyfriend to give her son the father he’s yet to have and needs.
Amidst their vacation runs summer flings, dredged up pasts and secrets. Can Adam be the father William needs? Will the truth about the past be revealed? And can the secrets of the future change fate? It’s cute. It’s funny. It’s heart-wrenching.
“Whatever life might through at me, right now, there’s this – I’m alive.”– Catherine Isaac, You Me Everything
Awards (based upon my brief research):
My Overall Rating:
4 – I’ve been thirsty for a great novel – something fun yet meaningful – and this one made a great run at satisfying that thirst. Is it chick lit? Yes, I suppose it is, but it was so much deeper than summer romances, rekindled love and French vacations. It tapped into life’s big questions while making me laugh and cry and turn page after page needing to know more.
If I didn’t have two kids at home, I could have sat down and read this start to finish in two days. It was an easy read due to writing style, and a page-turner due to content. There were very few parts that I could have done without – parts that were too cutesy or useless information – yet those few are keeping me from my fifth star. As a whole, solid. Much more solid than I even thought it was going to be. I would put it on a similar level to Ask Again, Yes, but maybe more for girls than the latter.