Nothing Like You
Author: Lauren Strasnick
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 4 Stars!
When Holly loses her virginity to Paul, a guy she barely knows, she assumes their encounter is a one-night stand. After all, Paul is too popular to even be speaking to Holly...and he happens to have a long-term girlfriend, Saskia. But ever since Holly's mom died six months ago, Holly has been numb to the world, and she's getting desperate to feel something, anything—so when Paul keeps pursuing her, Holly relents. Paul's kisses are a welcome diversion...and it's nice to feel like the kind of girl that a guy like Paul would choose. But things aren't so simple with Saskia around. Paul's real girlfriend is willowy and perfect... and nothing like Holly. To make matters worse, she and Holly are becoming friends. Suddenly the consequences of Holly's choices are all too real, and Holly stands to lose more than she ever realized she had. ~Goodreads
When I read this book I CRIED! I think it was because i was also leaving for college in a couple days myself when I read it, so the ending absolutely killed me. My nose was dripping and my eyes were a red puffy mess. for real!
But anyway! One thing i loved about this book was Holly's best friend Nils! i totally want and NEED a friend like him! He is the epitome of what a best friend should be! I know Holly made her own mess but i couldn’t help wanting things to work out for her. And Nils was there for her through (most) of it. Very supportive for a guy!( nothing against guys...but you know how they can be!)
Then there is Paul, I personally thought he was a big jerk. Girls are always going to want a Paul, the athletic/badboy/sarcastic type....but we all just really need a Nils!
Not only does this book focus on romantic relationships but also friendships. There was this one scene that killed me between Holly & Nils because leaving friends is really hard, especially when you think its on bad terms and your friendship is being questioned. (been there, done that!)
i guess what i am saying is that the story is just too relatable for its own good!
Best Quote: "We graduate and you go three thousand miles away and then we're just, like,"bye. Great knowing you. Fun peeing next to you in the wave pool that one time...?"