Fri, May 24, 2013

Our Song by Jordanna Fraiberg Review

Our Song book cover

Our Song book cover

Our Song
By Jordanna Fraiberg
Publication date: May 2, 2013
Razorbill, 352 pages
Source: Publisher

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.

— 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!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. katy @ ablightedone said:

    This sounds interesting. I’m not always a huge fan of songs in books. I do like relatable issues and troubled teens healing together!


    Posted on: Fri, May 24, 2013

  2. Brianna said:

    This sounds like one to skip. It feels a little too Nicholas Sparks to me and while I love his movies, his books leave something to be desired.


    Posted on: Fri, May 24, 2013

  3. Gracie said:

    aww, sounds cute! so glad i came to your blog. 🙂


    Posted on: Fri, May 24, 2013

  4. Alexa Y. said:

    I think this sounds like the kind of book I’d read in between books, mostly because it seems to be heavy on the romance but still kind of fluffy.


    Posted on: Fri, May 24, 2013

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