Published by Point on October 25th 2016
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One high school girl's comedic examination of her dating past as told by the friends, family, and boys who were involved!
Avery Dennis is a high school senior and one of the most popular girls in her class. But a majorly public breakup with the guy she's been dating causes some disastrous waves. It is right before prom and Avery no longer has the perfect date. She runs the prom committee, how could she not show up with somebody?
Post-breakup, Avery gets to thinking about all of the guys that she has ever dated. How come none of those relationships ever worked out? Could it be her fault? Avery decides to investigate. In history class she's learning about this method of record-keeping called "oral history" and she has a report due. So Avery decides to go directly to the source. Avery tracks down all of the guys she's ever dated, and uses that information, along with thoughts from her friends, family, and teachers, to compile a total account of her dating history.
Avery discovers some surprises about herself and the guys she's spent time with -- just in time for prom night!
It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm is so fun to read. I really liked the style of this book. After Avery gets dumped, she decides she is going to revisit her many boyfriends and find out what went wrong. This book is so funny. I really enjoyed getting to know Avery. I think it was a unique experience learning from Avery’s past.
I want to take the time to talk about how It’s Not Me, It’s You is written. This book is written like a documentary. As I was reading the story, I was imagining that I was watching one of Netflix’s interviews in their documentaries. It is a really unique experience that I was able to enjoy a lot. The story is written where the characters are responding to each other and weighing on the relationships.
It’s Not Me, It’s You is fantastic! This story is a really fast read. The characters are adorable. I think Avery learned so much from these interviews. I loved all the commentary. If you want a light fun read, check out It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm. I think this is a story that everyone could learn from and have fun doing it.