Friday, October 25, 2013

[R] Roomies, by: Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando

by: Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando


It's time to meet your new roomie.

When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl's summer -- and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room.

As the countdown to college begins, life at home becomes increasingly complex. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives . . . and each other. Even though they've never met.

That went well. I never thought that this book would get me so much. It maybe think that I didn’t enjoy too much my summer before freshman year. It made me want to go back and maybe have a roommate. I wonder who she be. Thinking about it made really want to have one now. The story is pretty much very sweet, interesting, but slow. If you are searching for something to slow down a little, this book would be perfect for you.

Maybe one of the biggest steps in life is moving from being a child to be an adult. Which actually happens get you go to college. That is what its happening to Elizabeth and Lauren. From the first day Elizabeth (EB) receive the notification of who was her roomie, she got in contact with her via email. For Lauren (Lo), who at the beginning really didn’t want a roommate, just went along with the messages. After a while they became friends, because of everything they talked. Then there life become more conflicted, living is tough of these girls.

Their lives are totally the opposite. EB is a New Jersey girl, who lives alone with her mom after her dad left them because he was gay and go away to start a gallery at San Francisco. She is totally social, love to surf, have internet access anywhere, but her life still hell. Two jobs, but only one of them actually pay her. Lo is a San Francisco girl, who have five siblings and two parents that love her with all their heart. Two jobs, because she want to earn money for a computer and other things. These girls’ lives get tangled so much that at the end we could make their story without reading it.

Talking about the end… I like it and to day that is huge. It have a happy ending. I would love to read at least one more chapter about both girls together, but I can accept it like this. I love how much this book tell us to move on, not for bad, but for good. Let things clear behind and move to a better future.

I recommend this book to whoever loved their freshman year and whoever have not taken that step, but will.

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