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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

It has been a while since I¿ve read a book that I thoroughly enj

It has been a while since I’ve read a book that I thoroughly enjoyed this much, but Back to You has found itself on my “Favorites” bookshelf. From the first chapter, I was drawn into the story. Back to You follows the story of two best friends with radically different u...
It has been a while since I’ve read a book that I thoroughly enjoyed this much, but Back to You has found itself on my “Favorites” bookshelf. From the first chapter, I was drawn into the story. Back to You follows the story of two best friends with radically different upbringings, who fall out of touch only to stumble back into each others' lives eight years later.

The heart of the story deals with anger and a loss of trust – though the reader is unsure why – on Lauren’s part. Though she’s grown up to be an independent, successful woman with a passion for working with children, her former friendship with Michael has far-reaching consequences in her life and on her ability to love.

As is often done with stories dealing with characters’ pasts, Glenn used the mixed-timeline method of storytelling. I can’t count the number of times that I have gotten lost in a story only to turn a page, find the story jumping several years into the past or future, and totally lose the feel of – and interest in – the overall story.

However, Glenn successfully balanced the time jumps, traversing the present and the past, from both Lauren’s and Michael’s points-of-view, with ease. This is no easy feat, and can often come off as disjointed and misplaced inserts that take you out of the story and quickly make you lose interest. Instead, what the reader gets is an emotionally-filled journey that takes you from the lives of children and teens to their adult counter-parts and their very realistic, divergent paths.

Of course, all of this to say that I genuinely enjoyed Back to You, and will definitely be following Priscilla Glenn, already anticipating her next work. It is an easy read, and you will likely struggle to put the book down.

posted by Brittany5704 on January 22, 2013

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2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

What is up with B&N they have so many less book on nook then

What is up with B&N they have so many less book on nook then kindle!!! UGH

posted by 7318673 on January 10, 2013

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    Not bad but not good either

    This book was OK, but it left me wanting to feel more of a connection with the characters, it fell a little flat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

    Not bad for a first novel - the characters were believable and t

    Not bad for a first novel - the characters were believable and the dialog was real. While the ending was predictable, it was still an enjoyable read.  Will read this author again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Sweet but slow

    Too many elements that didn't need such detail and not enough detail where it was needed.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

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    3.5 stars                                Did I enjoy this book:

    3.5 stars                               

    Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I thought it was a good story that was engaging and intense.




    Back to You is told using both present day and flashbacks to when the two main characters were in high school. The flashbacks are emotionally charged. You really feel for these two teens and what they were going through. You can see how those events shaped them into the people they are now. 




    This book is also told from two alternating points of view - Lauren's and Michael's. We hear more from Lauren than we do from Michael. Lauren is a sweet girl and a true friend. She has relationship issues because of her best friend from high school. She measures everyone against him and hasn't been able to move on from him completely. I had a tough time relating to her and feeling for her. She had found a great guy to date in Adam. She could have moved on but her troubles were self-inflicted. Lauren just wasn't that sympathetic to me...even after hearing what had happened to her eight years earlier.




    For me, I really felt for Michael. His past was so heartbreaking. I wanted him to be able to move past it more and to realize that none of it was his fault. None of it! He is a complex character. I wish the story was told from his point of view only. I wanted to hear more about how he became a single father, how he is so different from his parents and how he came to be that way. We get a glimpse of this but I think this story would have been much more powerful had we heard more, if not the whole story, from Michael. 




    Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book to those who enjoy contemporary romance books with a slight YA leaning.




    Will I read it again: I will not.

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