It’s Not Me, It’s You by Stephanie Kate Strohm: 2/5 Stars
Did you hear…?
NATALIE WAGNER, random freshman: Avery Dennis–the Avery Dennis–got dumped right before prom.
COCO KIM, best friend: Avery has never been dumped! Well, okay, except for this one time.
BIZZY STANHOPE, officially the worst: The head of the prom committee doesn’t have a date to the prom. It is beyond pathetic.
JAMES “HUTCH” HUTCHERSON, lab partner: Did Avery really swear off dating until she discovers why her relationships never work out? I’ll believe that when I see it.
ROBBY MONROE, ex-boyfriend: Did you get interviewed by Avery Dennis for her project?
TRIPP GOMEX-PARKER, ex-boyfriend: Avery Dennis is straight-up interviewing everyone.
AVERY DENNIS: recently dumped/topic of much gossip: Okay. Everyone is talking about it, so let’s talk about it…
I decided I would do another quick spoiler free review. As you can see from my rating I didn’t enjoy this book very much. I don’t like doing reviews over books I don’t like, but since I like a lot of books and do reviews over books I like I obviously have to do reviews over books I don’t like as well. So, let’s get this review started anyway.
The main character is a girl named Avery and she is one of the most annoying characters ever! Sure she’s nice and all, but she is so annoying the way she acts. I liked her friend though, but I didn’t like her and she’s the main character so that’s obviously a bad thing to not like the main character.
The story this book told is also extremely predictable and not even told well. It’s just horribly written and put together that I was so disappointed because I really wanted to like this book.
Another thing was that this book seemed like it was meant for middle grade, which would be fine except it’s in the perspective of high school students! And being a high school student myself I know that everything Avery seemed to go through was middle grade stuff or really, really sugar-coated high school stuff. Like prom is important to a lot of girls, but that’s like the only high school aspect of this whole book. It honestly felt like a bad high school movie.
Let’s be honest if Avery was who she’s made to be in this book which is the most popular girl in the school, the prettiest, and the one who dates a lot of boys. Well if that was actually the case then she would have slept with a lot of the high school guys she dated. I’m sorry, but let’s not try to paint high school as this pretty picture, because it’s a not. There’s a reason why high school has stereotypes, because they’re true. I know a lot of people probably won’t like what I’m saying or agree with it, but it’s true. I have been watching it happen for four years now haha popular girls who move from guy to guy sleep around a lot. So, if you wanted it to be a middle grade novel than that’s what the author should have written instead of a fake cheesy high school story.
Overall I don’t recommend this book. It’s poorly written and pretty boring/bland as far as plot goes. I hate to be so harsh, but I’m just being honest. I mean obviously if middle grade romance type books is your thing than yeah go ahead and read it. I would love to hear from anyone else if y’all have read this novel. I hope y’all liked reading my views on this book.