Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando’s Roomies (2017 Reading Book #108)

It’s rare to find a YA novel that deals with college, so I was excited to run across this story, which is about two girls who are about to be college roommates during the summer before they start college.

I loved the two girls and their stories and issues. They very relatable, but also fresh.

The email correspondence feels a little dated now, but it also reminded me of the TTYL series. I also really liked the two different perspectives and how the authors defined each character.

Although there were a lot of cute elements, the drama and conflict never felt intense enough. I didn’t really ever connect with these characters or really feel for them. At times, it felt a little blah. To me, that makes it a good summer read. Something fun and easy that won’t burn you out.

Ultimately, I think it’s a cute story. I hope there will be more stories about starting and attending college.

In Summary:

Author(s): Sara Zarr, Tara Altebrando

Title(s): Roomies

Overall Rating: 3/5

Genre: Fiction

Category: YA

Format Accessed: Hardcover

Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

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