This book is amazing. I was a little skeptical about the cover and concept of the book, thinking it would just be another average teen quick read, but as I read it really kept me interested in the characters and even left me crying a little. I would definitely recommend this book.
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com
Molly Hill and Charlie Richards are swapping houses for the summer. They've never met and they have no desire to leave their homes and have to stay in someone else's room. But Molly's mom just got remarried to Ron, and the three of them are going to Boulder for the honeymoon. In return, Charlie's moms are coming to L.A. in order for one of them to teach at UCLA for the summer.
Neither is pleased to be out of their own environment for the summer, but soon Molly has gotten into a groove. She discovers an awesome vintage shop, and before she leaves, she's somehow managed to get a job. In no time, the owner of the shop is getting more business than she could have imagined. Molly has the magic touch for window displays, drawing in customers off the street. Molly's also made a new friend, Penelope. But it won't be long before Molly discovers the connection between Charlie and Penelope.
In L.A., Molly's best friend, Celeste, decides to take Charlie under her wing. She's really excited to find out that Charlie is very cute.
Soon, Molly and Charlie are emailing each other to explain their lives and to help feel their way around their new cities. But as the summer progresses, the two become closer as they begin to share their thoughts with each other.
Just when Molly believes she can trust Charlie and the two may have a deeper connection, she discovers information that may threaten their budding relationship.
Told in alternating voices between Molly and Charlie, IN YOUR ROOM moves quickly and enjoyably. The two characters are quite likeable and the reader starts hoping that the couple will be able to come together before the end of the story.
The ending is a nice surprise, and will leave everyone feeling all warm and mushy inside.