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Two-Way Street
Two-Way Street
Author: Lauren Barnholdt
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 c...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416913184
ISBN-10: 1416913181
Publication Date: 6/26/2007
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Told in he-said/she-said format, TWO-WAY STREET is a delightful romp that explores the dynamics between two people before, during, and after a relationship. Half of the book occurs on Jordan and Courtney's road trip, while the other half delves back into how they came to be an item. It's a story device that doesn't always work, but fortunately here it does, as it allows us to understand the two protagonists and how their relationship changed both of them.

Courtney and Jordan are by far the best part about this novel. Both are three-dimensional--although one can clear tell that a female was writing Jordan's POV--and lovable because of both their vulnerabilities and the way they interact with one another. The secondary characters, on the other hand, are another story. Courtney and Jordan's couple friend, Jocelyn and B.J., overflow with supporting-character cliches and dialogue so fake it belongs on a reality TV show. My enjoyment of the book was seriously hampered by Jocelyn and B.J.'s obvious utility roles.

The plot is simple and unimpressive, with the device of Jordan's secret easily figured out within the first several dozen pages. Nevertheless, TWO-WAY STREET is a vast improvement from Barnholdt's first novel, REALITY CHICK. At the center of it is a heartwarming couple that makes us secretly wish for more of that imperfectly perfect high-school-sweetheart relationship.
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Very good, fast read. I wish it would have been a bit longer and more developed though!
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Two Way Street is a romantic tale of star crossed lovers that don't get as badly messed up as R&J. In this case, player guy Jordan finds to his surprise that he's attracted to no nonsense girl Courtney.

However the path of true love never did run smooth and when Jordan discovers something that he can't bring himself to tell Courtney, the withholding & dishonesty causes their dating to come to a premature end (though neither really wants it to be over.)

Now the two are obligated to be together for days on a long road trip to college. Will the two overcome their difficulties? Or will the revelation of Jordan's information doom their relationship?

This is a guilty pleasure read that feels a bit like junk food for the mind but my inner child thoroughly enjoyed the binging.
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I really enjoyed this book.
It is written in a form that we can all relate to when it comes to emotions one feels going through a breakup.
It comes from both sides perspective, I really enjoyed it ;]

Definatley reccommend it!
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I really enjoyed this book. Its style of writing was different because it tells you the past story and the present story at the same time, but it definitely keeps you hooked. I loved it!


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