Thursday, 13 April 2017

Blog Tour: Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers

Hello, Cupcakes! Today I am super excited to be hosting today's blog tour stop for Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers. I absolutely loved this book and cannot wait to share my thoughts with you. You can read my 5/5 cupcake review right below. Also, be sure to stop by all the stops on the blog tour for some fun! A big thanks to Susan of Susan Busse PR for organizing the tour!

ME (and) ME
by Alice Kuipers
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Format: Paperback
Release Date: April 11th, 2017
Purchase: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
It’s Lark’s seventeenth birthday, and although she’s hated to be reminded of the day ever since her mom’s death three years ago, it’s off to a great start. Lark has written a killer song to perform with her band, the weather is stunning and she’s got a date with gorgeous Alec. The two take a canoe out on the lake, and everything is perfect—until Lark hears the screams. Annabelle, a little girl she used to babysit, is drowning in the nearby reeds while Annabelle’s mom tries desperately to reach her. Lark and Alec are closer, and they both dive in. But Alec hits his head on a rock in the water and begins to flail.

Alec and Annabelle are drowning. And Lark can save only one of them.

Lark chooses, and in that moment her world splits into two distinct lives. She must live with the consequences of both choices. As Lark finds herself going down more than one path, she has to decide: Which life is the right one?

Alice Kuipers, the award-winning author of 40 Things I Want to Tell You and Life on the Refrigerator Door, is an expert chronicler of the teenage heart, and she takes her work to new heights here. A riveting, high-concept novel with heart, Me and Me is about what it feels like to be torn in pieces, and about finally finding out who you really are.

When I attended the spring edition of Frenzy Presents, hosted by HCCFrenzy, Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers was all anyone could really talk about. It was one of the first few titles introduced during the spring YA preview event and I immediately recalled how much I loved 40 Things I Want to Tell You. It was a book I would never forget, and with the introduction of Alice's latest, I was completely desperate to begin reading the title immediately. As luck would have it, I was graced by the Book Gods with an advanced copy of the title in my swag bag.


Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers begins on a very harrowing tone - with a drowning. It's immediate and intense, and at this moment our protagonist, Lark, is forced to choose between saving one person over the other. It's a quick and fleeting moment, but it's a constant presence from beginning to end. Along with Lark, I found myself journeying further and further into Me (and) Me and explored the repercussions of Lark's decisions to save either party. Alice Kuiper's latest was a book that had me emotionally cling to it. I cried, laughed, and cried again from chapter to chapter. It is by far my favorite of Kuiper's titles, tied closely with 40 Things I Want to Tell You. Many things about Me (and) Me resonated deeply with me, but I believe what spoke to me most was Lark's incredible relatability, not just because of her overall character, but also her personal growth. Seeing Lark come to terms with the consequences of either one of her decisions felt unbelievably real and tore me apart on several an occasion. I ached with her and found myself feeling closer to her than I ever have with any other protagonist. Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers was a journey I never would have imagined I would need, but I did and I enjoyed every painful and uplifting moment of it. It was a superb ride and I highly recommend you join in!

5 / 5 Cupcakes

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April 21: Mostly YA Lit -
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  1. Oh wow! This is like Sophie's Choice. I can't wait to read it.

  2. LOVE it when the main character's relatable, so you immediately connect with her, and also has impossible choices which means you really feel for her!!

    Sounds like a really poignant read, and I love the cover!

    Lovely review!