Book Review: The Two of Us by Andy Jones

My Goodreads Reading Challenge continues with book number 25 (and book number 6 of the summer holiday) – The Two of Us by Andy Jones.

‘Falling in love is the easy part. What matters most is what happens next…

Fisher and Ivy have been an item for a whole nineteen days. And they just know they are meant to be together. The fact that they know little else about each other is a minor detail. Over the course of twelve months, in which their lives will change forever, Fisher and Ivy discover that falling in love is one thing, but staying there is an entirely different story.’ (Courtesy of Amazon)

Fisher and Ivy have been together for nineteen days.  Long enough to know that they love each, but not long enough to know a great deal about each other.

I don’t actually want to talk too much about this book – I did not know what was going to happen and I don’t want to spoil it for you, as I genuinely did not expect the track that the plot eventually took.  But I will say that love, uncertainty, joy and loss are all covered in a genuine, sincere, funny and sometimes heart wrenching way.  I sometimes found Fisher a little too annoying, and Ivy a little too aloof but not not enough to detract from the story.  The supporting characters were great, with El and Phil’s story being particularly heart wrenching but dealt with in a sensitive and sometimes funny well.

I  most definitely recommend this book.  It’s not fast paced and it deals with some serious issues so don’t expect a light and breezy read, but do read it.  It’s refreshing to read about the emotional issues raised from a male perspective, something I have found to be rare.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

 

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