Thursday, January 28, 2016

This Song Is (Not) For You by: Laura Nowlin

This Song Is (Not) For You is a love triangle with a surprising twist. 

Ramona and Sam are bandmates and friends for a long time. As their relationship crosses the line between friendship and something more, Tom suddenly appears in the picture. This novel focuses on three teenagers (Ramona, Sam, and Tom) and their relationships The novel also explores bullying, problems between parents and children, cancer, and sexuality. However, the main focus of the plot would have to be the romance. 

I found it rather difficult to connect to the characters and the pacing is rather slow. I felt as if the author dragged the novel on until the very end. The climax was rather predictable, resolving everything so that all the characters ended up happy. 

One thing that I truly enjoyed would have to be the novels unexpected twist. It was rather delightful to see the author explore all these topics. However, at the end of the day this novel was not for me. 


Summary from Goodreads:
Bandmate, best friend or boyfriend? For Ramona, one choice could mean losing them all. 

Ramona and Sam are best friends. She fell for him the moment they met, but their friendship is just too important for her to mess up. Sam loves April, but he would never expect her to feel the same way--she's too quirky and cool for someone like him. Together, they have a band, and put all of their feelings for each other into music.

Then Ramona and Sam meet Tom. He's their band's missing piece, and before Ramona knows it, she's falling for him. But she hasn't fallen out of love with Sam either.

How can she be true to her feelings without breaking up the band?

Special Thanks:
A free digital copy was kindly provided by publisher, Sourcebooks Fire, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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About The Author:
Laura Nowlin holds a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from Missouri State University. . In addition to being ambitious writer Laura is also an avid reader who believes that books allow her to live many lives in one lifetime. When she isn’t at home agonizing over her own novels Laura works at the public library where the patrons give her plenty of inspiration for her writing. She lives in St. Louis with her musician husband, neurotic dog, and psychotic cat.

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