Thursday, August 7, 2014

DNF: The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder

The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder
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.

Publishes in US: July 29th 2014 by Point
Genre: YA contemp
Source: Netgalley
Series? No

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    TOTALLY ON ME. I didn't do my homework and I didn't know that it was in prose. I tried to see if my tastes had changed but they haven't. I can't get drawn into the character and the action when it is poetry. 

Positive Reviews:

My question to my lovely readers:
Have you ever been the new kid in town? What was it like for you? 

27 comments:

  1. Ohhh. I tried a prose book once but it wasn't really my thing =/ I'm sorry you don't like it either.

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  2. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsAugust 7, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    I'm 50/50 when it comes to ones being written like that. I just recently read The Kiss of Broken Glass which was so addictive that I couldn't put it down and read it in an hour. It didn't take me long to get into it (which was a surprise because of the writing style) so I guess it depends on if you connect to it or not.
    I've never been the "new kid" in town, since when I moved, it was only like half an hour away from where I originally was. But, being the "new kid" when switching schools really suck.

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  3. I'm not sure if this is one that I would have picked up anyway. I don't tend to read a lot of books that are written in poetry form. Sorry it didn't work for you.

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  4. Sorry you didn't enjoy this. I enjoy books in prose, so I'm happy you pointed that out!

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  5. Sorry this didn't work for you. I completely understand your feelings. It's hard for me to read books told in verse. I've seen great reviews of this book, so I might give it a chance should I chance on a copy :)

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  6. Sorry you just couldn't get into it. I can relate to the poetry prose, usually it's really hard for me to get into that type of writing format as well. Thanks for your honest review! :)

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  7. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)August 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Ahh, I like poetry prose occasionally, but it has to be done extremely well, which is often not the case.

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  8. Yeah, I can see how that might be a road block if you're not expecting it....

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  9. I'm sorry that it wasn't for you. I love Lisa's books so I'll probably enjoy this one more. I hope your next read is much better :)

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  10. Yeah it would not work for me either

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  11. I was six when I was the new kid in town. Thankfully at that age, I wasn't that shy so it was okay for me. Sorry this book didn't work out for you. I haven't read a book written in prose before and frankly, it doesn't appeal to me. So thanks for warning me about this one!

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  12. I like novels in verse but if I wasn't expecting it I could totally see it tripping me up. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on DNFing!

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  13. I'm sorry this one didn't work for you, Brandi. And yes, I've been the new kid in town several times...I moved quite a bit while growing up. :)

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  14. Oh it's like Ellen Hopkins? I can read this, is it too rhyme-y?

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  15. I haven't been the new kid in town, unless you count going to college. But I don't really, since everyone's new there all at once.

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  16. Poetry is also difficult for me I confess. Sorry it wasn't for you

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  17. Oh yeah, I wouldn't be interested in that kind of book either.

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  18. The premise sounds sweet, but I'm not sure I would enjoy prose as well. Thanks for the heads up on the style of The Bridge from Me to You, Brandi! :)

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  19. Sorry the poetry didn't work for you. I really like the format, but I'm sure it's difficult to tell some stories with it.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm not big on prose either; that's what you get for not vetting this book properly. Oh well, it happens to the best of us. Happy Friday, Brandi!

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  21. I am not huge fan of prose..woven into the tale yes, but all no. My daughter likes these types of books

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  22. Ohhh . . . thanks for the heads-up. I'm not a fan of books-as-prose either . . .

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  23. It can hard to get into these types of books! They're definitely not for everyone.

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  24. It's a shame you couldn't get into this one. Thanks for letting us know!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  25. Ah, I was curious as to what DNF meant. I guess I have learnt now. I do find it hard to read prose books sometimes. I have only ever read one, by Malorie Blackman, that I could get all the way through...

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  26. Actually, the blurb might have done me in already... One with a secret and the other with a problem - then *poof* when they meet? Good for you that you were able to actually put it down since you didn't enjoy it, Brandi.
    I haven't been the new kid in town, really, because we moved when I was five or six, and it was a whole new neighborhood so we were all new together :)

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  27. This sounds like a beautiful story but I can totally understand why you couldn't finish it because it's written in prose. Thanks for sharing!

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