Saturday, June 13, 2009

It's Not You, it's Me - Kerry Cohen Hoffmann


Zoe loves Henry.

Henry dumps Zoe.

Zoe wants Henry back—at any cost.

Zoe’s two best friends come up with a plan to help Zoe get what she thinks she wants. The plan: make Henry jealous.

But the plan takes a surprising turn. . . .

Spanning thirty-one days in the cycle of a breakup, Kerry Cohen Hoffmann’s humorous and poignant novel depicts a girl whose single-minded focus on her ex-boyfriend has pulled her far from the person she most needs to win back—herself.


Let's just say I had high expectations for this book and they were most definitely not met. I went into this book thinking that it would be relatable and that I would enjoy it. I did not. I feel that the idea was GREAT, it just wasn't executed in a good manner.

The biggest issue I had with this book was the main character. Zoe was... an interesting character. She was most of the problem with this book. Most of the book she is just by herself, of course, because she was the person who was broken up with. However, I found that after Henry broke up with her, she became quite a stalker. Most of the things that she did were just not normal... and not normal for any girl who was broken up with.

So, all in all, it wasn't the writing that was bad - the writing was actually quite good - it was just Zoe. I didn't care for her or her actions, and that made reading this book really difficult.



The Book Obsession said...

Well said chica =]
Good review

Ashley said...

Darn, and I thought it sounded really great. Too bad it was disappointing.

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Ooh interesting review. Would you mind sharing with me what are the stalkerish things Zoe did? You can email me! I don't mind some minor spoilers.

kate.readthisbook (at) gmail