By Jordanna Fraiberg
Publication date: May 2, 2013
Razorbill, 352 pages
Olive Bell has spent her entire life in the beautiful suburb of Vista Valley, with a picture-perfect home, a loving family, and a seemingly perfect boyfriend. But after a near-fatal car accident, she’s haunted by a broken heart and a melody that she cannot place.
Then Olive meets Nick. He’s dark, handsome, mysterious . . . and Olive feels connected to him in a way she can’t explain. Is there such a thing as fate? The two embark on a whirlwind romance—until Nick makes a troubling confession.
Heartbroken, Olive pieces together what really happened the night of her accident and arrives at a startling revelation. Only by facing the truth can she uncover the mystery behind the song and the power of what it means to love someone.
— Goodreads.com description
I read Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg on an airplane. And I have to say…the cover sort of mortified me in public.
But that’s what Kindles were invented for, so let’s all learn from my mistake and move on to the book itself!
Our Song was a tad bit too dramatic for me, and in all honesty I didn’t really get the song motif throughout. Maybe I was reading too fast?
That being said, amid the drama were some very real, relatable issues, and I appreciated how the author handled them. Olive misunderstands her parents’ actions, grapples with mixed feelings about her loser ex-boyfriend because he’s, well, comfortable and totally takes her bestie for granted till it’s too late. Oh, we’ve all been there. Olive might not be the most likable, but her story and path is super interesting.
Readers who like books about two troubled teens who fall in love and learn to heal together will eat this one up. You know who you are, people!