Title: It’s Not You, It’s me
Author: Kerry Cohen Hoffmann
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Price: $15.99 USD
Release: June 9th 2009
Funny and touching—this is a heartfelt breakup story.Zoe loves Henry.Henry dumps Zoe.Zoe wants Henry back—at any cost.Zoe’s two best friends come up with a plan to help Zoe get what she thinks she wants. The plan: make Henry jealous.But the plan takes a surprising turn. . . .Spanning thirty-one days in the cycle of a breakup, Kerry Cohen Hoffmann’s humorous and poignant novel depicts a girl whose single-minded focus on her ex-boyfriend has pulled her far from the person she most needs to win back—herself.
I had read another book by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann called Easy and LOVED it. Needless to say I was super excited about the release of this novel. There were many strong points but it was also weighed with negatives as well.
I shall start with the positives. The break-up was incredibly real as was the start of the grieving process. I myself had battled a break-up in the past few months and I could totally relate to the first 13ish days.
As for the negatives, I had a few strong opinions. The way the book was written just bugged me to no end. The word choice and all was great but it was written in a mix of first/third person. At times it felt as if it was like me saying, “Ashley is typing a review.” That just bothers me. Also the girl was a bit too desperate which pissed me off. I have never ever seen someone go to such strong measures so far into a break up.
If you have just had a breakup go buy it. If not wait for paperback…
FTC: I received this book from the publishers before December 1st 2009