Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Roomies, by Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando
It's not a book of surprises (girl meets girl, girl develops strong friendship with girl, girl hates girl after misunderstanding, girl makes up with girl -- plus the usual boyfriends, sex, younger siblings, and parents thrown in), but it is a charming read. I would describe it as "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" without the sisterhood ... and without the pants. The book is helped by the fact that Zarr and Altebrando are both decent writers and this team effort is good for showing their particular talents. Presumably, they each took care of one of the characters, which allows for strong distinct personalities. But being good team players, the characters interact well with each other.