**About the Book**
Maggie and Nash are outsiders. She’s overweight. He’s out of the closet. The best of friends, they have seen each other through thick and thin, but when Tom moves to town at the start of the school year, they have something unexpected in common: feelings for the same guy. This warm, witty novel—with a clear, true voice and a clever soundtrack of musical references—sings a song of love and forgiveness.
When I first saw this book, I was super pumped for a book that delved into a situation where two friends--a guy and a girl--crush on the same guy. Of course, there was lots more I expected, but THAT was what originally grabbed my attention. Also, the tagline: "What if getting the guy means losing your soulmate?" I was so excited, looking forward to picking this one up and going through it all with the characters.
Turns, out this book was so much MORE. You and Me and Him not only delves into a situation where two friends--a guy and a girl--crush on a guy. As I said, I'd expected more... but actually EXPERIENCING that was a whole different thing, and I loved it.
While I'd originally been most interested in the situation with liking the same guy, I ended up being the most fascinated with the friendships. Particularly, Nash and Maggie. Their relationship is literally one of my favorite things. Quirky and fun and incredibly heartwarming. They are so well matched, and their dynamic made the original premise so much more cool to read.
The characters really shined, too. Maggie hit me as a narrator I'd enjoy right off the bat, starting from the first sentence where she tells us she's not "one of those shrinking-violet fat girls." From there, she continued to win me over. Sure, she was definitely not perfect--but she was real and I so understood her. That said, Nash was my favorite character. He was cute and nice and I want him to be my best friend in real life so bad, there are not words to describe this. If you need one reason to read this book, NASH would be it. And then there was Tom, who wasn't my favorite. I didn't hate him, but he got on my nerves more than any of the other characters. I did wind up liking him in the end, though. So yay!
You and Me and Him was very well written, and I was a fan of Kris Dennison's style. I was engaged right from the beginning, and can't really remember getting bored throughout. The novel didn't drag. I flew straight through the story without a problem.
The only small damper was my lack of investment in any of the romantic aspects. Obviously I don't have to intensely ship a couple in every single book I read (though it is such fun!), but I was hoping for more here. I was highly pleased with the friendships--and, as I mentioned, Nash and Maggie are the best and I ship that friendship forever--but I have to admit I missed feeling happy over romantic sweetness more than I'd like in this book.
I still think this book is great, though.
Overall, You and Me and Him is a heartwarming, quirky story I enjoyed from beginning to end. The characters shine, and the friendship between Nash and Maggie is definitely worth experiencing. If you're on the fence about giving this book a shot, I recommend picking it up :)
4 stars - A fun, quirky story featuring the most heartwarming friendship!
**About the Author**
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