Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weekly Reads: Like No Other

Like No Other has been described as this year's Eleanor and Park, so of course I had to read it. It was told in a dual perspective and I really enjoyed learning more about Jaxon and Devorah, and especially Devorah's Hasidic upbringing.

The story didn't end as I was expecting, and that almost made me like it even more. Definitely worth a read, but E&P it's not.

My rating: 4 stars.

Summary from goodreads:

Fate brought them together. Will life tear them apart? 

Devorah is a consummate good girl who has never challenged the ways of her strict Hasidic upbringing. 

Jaxon is a fun-loving, book-smart nerd who has never been comfortable around girls (unless you count his four younger sisters). 

They've spent their entire lives in Brooklyn, on opposite sides of the same street. Their paths never crossed . . . until one day, they did. 

When a hurricane strikes the Northeast, the pair becomes stranded in an elevator together, where fate leaves them no choice but to make an otherwise risky connection. 

Though their relation is strictly forbidden, Devorah and Jax arrange secret meetings and risk everything to be together. But how far can they go? Just how much are they willing to give up? 

In the timeless tradition of West Side Story and Crossing Delancey, this thoroughly modern take on romance will inspire laughter, tears, and the belief that love can happen when and where you least expect it. 

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