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Two-Way Street

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there are two sides to every breakup.

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

Then Jordan dumps Courtney — for a girl he met on the Internet.

It's too late to change ...

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Overview

there are two sides to every breakup.

This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

Then Jordan dumps Courtney — for a girl he met on the Internet.

It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la — this is Courtney pretending not to care.

But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.

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"...amusing...An appealing choice for teens." - Booklist

"Morris does a great job bringing the angst of teenaged relationships to life." - AudioFile

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416913184
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 6/26/2007
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 102,724
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauren Barnholdt is the author of the teen novels The Thing About the Truth, Sometimes It Happens, One Night That Changes Everything, Two-way Street, Right of Way, and Watch Me. She is also the author of the middle grade novels The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney, Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better, Four Truths and a Lie, Rules for Secret-Keeping, Fake Me a Match, and the Girl Meets Ghost series. She lives in Waltham, Massachusetts. Visit her at LaurenBarnholdt.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2008

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    Great teen read!!!

    Great read about Courtney and Jordan who are about to begin a three day trip from their homes in Florida to their college orientation in Boston. Usually this would be cause for excitement, but this trip is bound to be uncomfortable. The reason is because, two weeks ago, Jordan broke up with Courtney, supposedly because he met a girl on MySpace. Since the plans for the trip have already been made, Courtney's parents are insisting that she stick with those plans and travel with her ex all the way to Boston.<BR/>The characters and details of this novel are well-developed. Courtney is ultra-organized, schedule-oriented, and germaphobic. Jordan is a relaxed, take-things-as-they-come, rap lover. The story reveals their quirky best friends who are always just a cell phone call away waiting to offer whatever support their own busy lives allow. The private lives of Jordan and Courtney's parents offer their own unique brand of suspense to the plot. In addition, an underlying thread of the plot involves continued references to the use of MySpace, which is sure to be an attention-grabber for teen readers.<BR/>Barnholdt created the book with alternating chapters. In Jordan's chapters he tells his version of the story before, during, and after the trip, and Courtney does the same in her chapters. This unique style allows readers to sort of "read between the lines" of the breakup. The characters are dealing with secrets they feel must not be revealed. The resulting tension and hard feelings created by the secrets will have readers rooting first for Jordan and then for Courtney. Also try K S Michaels for a great read as well.

    37 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2010

    Two Way Street is the best book I've ever read!

    Two Way Street is just one of those books you just can't put down! Two way street has officially became my favorite book of all time. I love the organization and the style of writing that Lauren Barnholdt used. I really feel like in every single chapter of this book i got too know more and more about each character when i just thought i could not no anymore, she always threw a twist in! One of the major reasons i loved this book so much was because of the flashing back and forth that Barnholdt used.

    This book is very good for people that like love stories and their pro's and con's. For an overview Two way Street was about this girl named Courtney and boy named Jordan they were totally in love. But out of no where Jordan broke Courtney's heart and dumped her for what he said a Myspace girl. But you later come to find out it was a total cover-up. Jordan's mom was having an affair with Courtney's dad and Courtney's dad threatened Jordan to break up with Courtney. But Courtney's dad made her still go on the college trip with him after she thinks he broke up with her for that Myspace girl. On this trip several shocking things happen.

    I would recommend this book to high schoolers, because i connected very well to this and compared it a lot to my life and real life situations. I think i would also recommend this to some parents if they want to know about updated high school life. Even though this book at some points was predictable, there were still many possibilities of what could happen. If i could say one thing that could have been better about this book is the ending. I think that she could have possibly tied up some more loose ends of other things that were happening in the book.

    I can't wait to read more books by Lauren Barnholdt. She is such a good author and can very well relate to teens like me. I would rate this book an easy 10 in about every category. This book really made me think about a lot of things going on in my life. So make sure you make time too read this book!

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

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    Two-Way Street

    I really like the way the story is told from both of their perspectives. It shows the same day or events twice but from the male and female perspective and in a rotation of chapters. There's a little bit of suspense from wondering what kind of blackmail Courtney's dad is using against her ex. but it gets resolved too easily in the end. It was a bit of a let down but it kept me reading.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2009

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    I am surprised at the number of people who "just loved" this book...

    Throughout this whole entire book I was slapping my hand against my forehead. I found some of the characters to be shallow, and the way the writer went about writing it just seemed kind of like a bad joke in which you have to force a laugh. One of the main characters, Courtney, I found to be incessantly annoying. She made my head hurt, and I feel like she was selfish and snobby. Jordan, her (ex?) mate on the trip kept trying to "talk thngs out" and be mature...but she ignored him and insisted that everything he had to say was not worth listening to. The author also repeats obvious writing techniques throughout the whole story, such as having a character think to themselves and speak aloud EXACTLY what they're thinking. Or having them say something...and then having another character repeat the SAME EXACT THING as if they're magically thinking the same thought, not even changing the wording of the two similar cognitions. And, need I mention the UNNECESSARY use of ALL CAPITAL LETTERS for multiple words in the story, when an exclamation point (!) or even italics could've done the job just fine. In addition, to writing flaws, I think the author could stand to expand her vocabulary an inch...I can't tell you how many times I saw the word "exasperated." Finally, the story was predictable. From the first chapter, I could tell what this was about, and how everything was going to unfold. Maybe it's just me, but a predictable stroy is not a "great" one.

    On the bookshelf, the book looks pretty interesting. I mean, hey, how often do you hear about a recently broken up couple going on a road trip...just the two of them....in the same car? However, between all of the dramatic, aggravating characters, and duplicated writing tendencies during the story...I really found it hard to recognize this "novel" as a
    "great" book.

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

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    Wow....this book was good!!!

    So I pulled this book out because I was bored with another book and I thought I would just read a few chapters of this to break up the monotony of the other book..and then a few hours later I was almost done with it! I thought this book was amazing! The point of view flashes between Jordan and Courtney as they drive across the country to college (after a breakup). The story is a little predictable but that didn't really bother me much. The story is also filled with scenes from the beginning, middle, and end of their relationship in order to explain to the reader what went wrong. This book was very good and totally worth a read. Just plan on sitting down for a while because I know that once I started I was unable to put this one down!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2014

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    Barnholdt created the book with alternating chapters. In Jordan'

    Barnholdt created the book with alternating chapters. In Jordan's chapters he tells his version of the story before, during, and after the trip, and Courtney does the same in her chapters. This unique style allows readers to sort of &quot;read between the lines&quot; of the breakup. The characters are dealing with secrets they feel must not be revealed. The resulting tension and hard feelings created by the secrets will have readers rooting first for Jordan and then for Courtney. Courtney and Jordan are about to begin a three day trip from their homes in Florida to their college orientation in Boston. Usually this would be cause for excitement, but this trip is bound to be uncomfortable. The reason is because, two weeks ago, Jordan broke up with Courtney, supposedly because he met a girl on MySpace. Since the plans for the trip have already been made, Courtney's parents are insisting that she stick with those plans and travel with her ex all the way to Boston.  Even though usually i would have gotten mad because of how she reacts through most of the book. You still have to love their relationship. Even though it was fairly shorter than most the books i read. i Like her writing. even though sometimes i wanted to skip ahead and read what finally happens!  Two-Way Street, by the snarky Lauren Barnholdt, is an awesome read.     

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

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    LAUGH OUT LOUD, LITERALLY.

    I have read a good number of books but Two Way Street was different than any book I have read. It was very good and so realistic!
    This story is filled with funny quirks that teens face every day.
    It's about doing what you think you should do, to get the one you love, figuring out how far you have to go, and facing the consequences.
    Making mistakes is a part of life, the greatest thing you can do is be truthful to the one you love. If you find out someone lied to you, try to be understanding and get the whole story before jumping into conclusions.
    I loved the characters in this book, this relates to any teen (girl or boy) who has had strong feelings for another being, and has either tried to make them jealous or push them far away to try to save them from whatever it may be. I laughed so much in this book and had to catch my breathe at times because the story grabs you and takes you on one road trip that sends your emotions up and down. You fall in love, have your heart broken, and learn how in a relationship, you will do anything for the one you love.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    Better than I thought it'd be

    Jordan and Courtney were an unlikely high school couple, but it really didn¿t matter because they were in love. They even planned to drive together to college orientation since they¿re going to the same college. But then Jordan dumps Courtney for a MySpace girl. Courtney is devastated, but she won¿t give Jordan the satisfaction of seeing her mope, even though that¿s extremely difficult for her. And now they still have that road trip to go on since it¿s too late to change plans. What Courtney doesn¿t know, though, is that there¿s a reason Jordan wants to go on this road trip with Courtney and a couple secrets he hasn¿t told her which have to do with why they broke up in the first place. Two-Way Street is the story of first love and true love in the midst of hardship. Two-Way Street was a much better novel than I thought it would be. It¿s told from both Jordan¿s and Courtney¿s perspectives so you understand both their sides of the story. I enjoyed the flashbacks to before the trip, because it was really obvious how perfect Jordan and Courtney were for each other, even when Jordan¿s secret became too much for him to bear. I was hoping through the entire story that Jordan and Courtney would work out their issues because it felt that they were totally meant to be together. This story and the characters had a lot more depth than I expected from what I thought was a simple romance story. The complications to Jordan and Courtney¿s relationship added some humor and well as meaning to the novel. Overall, Two-Way Street was very enjoyable to read and much more than just a romance novel. I recommend this book to all teen girls, but other readers may also enjoy it. I truly did love Two-Way Street and may read a couple of Lauren Barnholdt¿s other novels.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2009

    Great.

    I read this book in 4 hours. I actually thought it was cute. I would recommend it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2009

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    Great Read!

    This book was extremely interesting. Not only did they tell it from both main characters points of view, but it was easy to follow. It was well writen with an amazing plot. I let some of my friends read it and they loved it too! Although i'm kind of upset because I lent it to my friend and never got it back. :(

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Nice fresh summer breeze read

    I just liked this book. No particular reason as to why. But i just liked it plain and simple. I like how it shows both persectives of the two characters. Secrets get revealed. Perceptions of the world around them are broken. Good motives with bad choices. And one decision and one last chance to decide the fate of their hearts.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

    Well-known for her first novel, REALITY CHICK, Lauren Barnholdt has a new offering worth checking out. TWO-WAY STREET is the perfect book if you are interested in learning about both sides in a couple's breakup. <BR/><BR/>Courtney and Jordan are about to begin a three day trip from their homes in Florida to their college orientation in Boston. Usually this would be cause for excitement, but this trip is bound to be uncomfortable. The reason is because, two weeks ago, Jordan broke up with Courtney, supposedly because he met a girl on MySpace. Since the plans for the trip have already been made, Courtney's parents are insisting that she stick with those plans and travel with her ex all the way to Boston. <BR/><BR/>The characters and details of this novel are well-developed. Courtney is ultra-organized, schedule-oriented, and germaphobic. Jordan is a relaxed, take-things-as-they-come, rap lover. The story reveals their quirky best friends who are always just a cell phone call away waiting to offer whatever support their own busy lives allow. The private lives of Jordan and Courtney's parents offer their own unique brand of suspense to the plot. In addition, an underlying thread of the plot involves continued references to the use of MySpace, which is sure to be an attention-grabber for teen readers. <BR/><BR/>Barnholdt created the book with alternating chapters. In Jordan's chapters he tells his version of the story before, during, and after the trip, and Courtney does the same in her chapters. This unique style allows readers to sort of "read between the lines" of the breakup. The characters are dealing with secrets they feel must not be revealed. The resulting tension and hard feelings created by the secrets will have readers rooting first for Jordan and then for Courtney.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Great book

    Me and like six of my friends read this.we all loved it. I think it was the best teen romance story ive ever read!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    I loved this book! MUST read!

    I loved this book! MUST read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Best book ever

    This is one of the best books i have ever read!!! I enjoyed it from begening to end and im not a big book reader but i loved this one and would recomend it to many people

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    AMAZING!!!!!!

    This book was amazing. Its not like the typical teen romances. The chatacters are extremely lovable and you will love how far they go to avoid dealing with each other and their feelings

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2012

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    This book is absolutely fantastic! I love how it came from both

    This book is absolutely fantastic! I love how it came from both the girl and the guy's perspective. I also really like the attitude and and language used. It was a very entertaining read. I literally could NOT put this book down! It is the best book I have ever read. Even better then The Twilight Series... yeah it was that good. I wish I could find more books like this!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Amazing!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Great summer read!

    I read this book while i was comimg home from the beach just so i could have somthing to do..... 5 pages in i fell in love with not only the story but also the characters! I think any one who reads this book wont be able to put it down till they finsh it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Couldn't put it down!

    I absolutly love this book! Of course the set up was kind of confusing but you get used to it. Honestly one of my favorites.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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