Monday, 30 December 2013

Review - Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.


My Review: 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley. Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando*

3/5 stars

When Elizabeth receives information about the girl that will be her roommate at university, she eagerly sends an email to Lauren, sparking what soon becomes a fast friendship through a turbulent time of new boyfriends and tense childhood relationships.

Roomies was an easy read with relateable and likeable protagonists. 
I enjoyed it despite not being wowed.