By: Anna Jarzab
When I was reading this I was ready to give it a 4.5 or something like that. I thought it was really good. The writing was great and everything just in general was good. It was enjoyable to read and I looked forward to reading it. Reading it was like standing outside in the middle of the spring with a nice sweet breeze that smells like wet grass and a little like mud -- refreshing after a long winter. Tandem was about a high school girl, Sasha, who like many people gets asked to prom. Grant is the boy she's liked forever and was happy to say yes. He is popular and good looking and someone that she hadn't talked to since elementary school. She's a little baffled as to why he suddenly had a change of heart. Well as it turns out, he had this change of heart because it's not actually Grant; it's Thomas.
This book was absolutely amazing. All the characters were realistic and I was rooting for them the whole time. For once, I actually liked the main characters and wanted everything to turn out good for them which, at times, didn't seem possible. The romance wasn't too sappy and there was a lot of action and movement in the book. The character's feelings were well balanced with the plot and movement of the story. The end of the book, don't worry I'm not giving anything away, was stunning. I cannot wait for the next book, which is coming out July 2014. I absolutely loved this book. I really didn't want to give this book a 5 because I feel like I give them too easily but I just can't deny this one. I don't think this book is as good as Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta, which is still my favorite book, but I did love this book. While I can't wait to read the next book I don't think it is going to be as good because of the set up at the end of this book but I can see the third being great. The next book is called Tether because...well read this book to find out -- I know why. This book was like a hot soup, filling and comforting and easy to just slurp up while wrapped in a warm blanket. And yes, this book is absolutely a 5.