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The Compulsive Reader: In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg

Saturday, May 31, 2008

In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg


When Molly Hill's mom re-marries, she can't believe that she is being dragged on the honeymoon, to Boulder, Colorado to participate in a house swap with one of her stepfather's colleagues. Charlie Richards is also alarmed to hear that his moms intend to move him and his sisters to LA for the summer, and let a family that they hardly know inhabit their home. He's more comfortable on a bike on a mountain trail than in the streets of the city, and Molly believes that Boulder lacks the inspiration she needs to get her creative juices flowing. Both have resigned themselves to a long, boring summer. But when they find that they're staying in each other's rooms, a whole lot of mixed messages, late night IMs, misread signals, and long distance flirting is sure to ensue...

In Your Room was surprisingly candid and refreshingly humorous and human. The story is fast paced, and Fraiberg's clever writing downplays the predictability of the plot, forcing you to look at the novel with new eyes. Molly is an unpretentious character, but yet she has slightly selfish feelings about her mother's new marriage, and Charlie, despite being thoughtful, imaginative, and funny, has his faults as well. It's these imperfections in the lead characters that lend to the plot twists in order to In Your Room an enjoyable, quick, and relaxing read that you'll want to visit again and again.

In Your Room will be released from Razorbill on October 16, 2008!

You also might want to check out From E to You, and The Year of Secret Assignments!

9 comments:

harmonybookreviews said...

I've never heard of this before but it looks awesome. The cover is pretty awesome. Another book for my wishlist. *sigh*

Book Chic said...

I have this book in my TBR pile- I can't wait to read it. I love the cover as well- I kinda find the boy very attractive, lol. ;)

Em said...

This sounds really good. I'm adding it to my wishlist now. :)

Rachel said...

0oo, How did you get an ARC of it? Your too lucky! I wanna get it so badly. it sounds so good.

Anonymous said...

i just finished it! I'm thirteen and I thought it was great. I got it today, and I finished it today! It was really sweet and fun. The characters were great. I totally loved it. xoxo L

M said...

OMG! i loved this book altho jordanna left us hanging in the end i hope it becomes a movie it totally deserves it!!

P.s. check out jordannafrailberg.com its got pics of what looks like a movie "in your room" charlie is hot on the btw!! <3 i love the star stickers part<3

Anonymous said...

this book was soo good!!
i really liked it!
they should make a second one!

Anonymous said...

this book was amazing!
definitely my favorite, right after the twilight series

Xin Yi said...

The book kept me hooked till the last page.
I'll defo read it again and they sould make a movie!!!