Review: The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

The Bridge from Me to YouThe Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Page Count: 336
Published by: Point
Source: eArc received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Lauren has a secret. Colby has a problem. But when they find each other, everything falls into place.

Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters, they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible--something to truly believe in.

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This was an enjoyable story told in dual POV which I enjoyed because I was able to see both sides of the story. Colby's side was told using regular prose, while Lauren's side of the story was told in verse. I enjoyed the verse aspect, but I didn't like the use of it strictly for Lauren because it made her side of the story feel lacking, especially when compared to Colby's story which was more fleshed out.

I enjoyed Colby's character, but for most of the book he didn't feel real to me. There were times when he didn't come across as a normal 17 year old boy. I could understand his frustrations with his father, and I felt bad for him because he thought no one would support his decision to step away from football.

I had a hard time connecting with Lauren. I could feel sympathy for her because she came from a troubled family background, but there was just something about her that put me off. I don't really know what else to say about her because she really didn't leave much of an impression on me.

Colby and Lauren were dealing with different issues, but I felt that they met each other at just the right time. They both needed someone in their life to talk to who would understand and be on their side. I liked that they had to work through their problems and learn how to communicate with their respective families. I think that family was an important aspect of the story.

Overall, I enjoyed The Bridge From Me To You well enough. The writing was really good, and the story was interesting enough to hold my attention.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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