Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nothing Like You

Nothing Like You by Laura Strasnick
rating 8/10

When Holly loses her virginity to Paul, a guy she barely knows, she assumes their encounter is a one-night stand. After all, Paul is too popular to even be speaking to Holly, and he happens to have a long-term girlfriend, Saskia. But ever since Holly’s mom died six months ago, Holly has been numb to the world, and she’s getting desperate to feel something, anything—so when Paul keeps pursuing her, Holly relents. Paul’s kisses are a welcome diversion, and it’s nice to feel like the kind of girl that a guy like Paul would choose.

But things aren’t so simple with Saskia around. Paul’s real girlfriend is willowy and perfect… and nothing like Holly. To make matters worse, she and Holly are becoming friends. Suddenly the consequences of Holly’s choices are all too real, and Holly stands to lose more than she ever realized she had.

Nothing Like You was in no way as light a read as I thought it would be. That's what I thought when I first picked it up, that it would just be a quick, light read. But from the begging I found out I was wrong.
Holly was a good character...sometimes. From the start it was easy to feel bad for her. She had this kind of depressed feeling to her. At least thats what I got. But as the story went on, she would just make me so irritated. Just all the stuff that she would do. But even through that all, there was still some sympathy that I felt toward her.
Nothing Like You had a very good plot and the writing was good as well. It hardly ever got boring or slow. It's not very long, so it was a quick read, but like I said before, not very light. The ending was what was to be expected. There was no real happy ending. I won't give away any spoilers, though. I can't wait to see what other books Laura Strasnick comes out with.


  1. This actually sounds great. I think I'll add it to my list. Fantastic review!

  2. I've heard that this one was pretty good, I'll have to check it out!