How I Lost You
By Janet Gurtler
Blurb: There are a few things Grace Anderson knows for sure. One is that nothing will ever come between her and her best friend, Kya Kessler. They have a pact. Buds Before Studs. Sisters Before Misters. But in the summer before senior year, life throws out challenges they never expected. And suddenly the person who's always been there starts to need the favor returned. Grace and Kya are forced to question how much a best friend can forgive. And the answer is not what they expected.
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Published: April 23, 2013
My Rating; 4 stars
This book was so good. I haven't read a Contemporary YA this wonderful in a long time, trust me. I finished it in a day, and barely ever stopped reading!
What makes this book so good are the characters. Their struggles and emotions are portrayed in a very realistic way. My Favorite character was definitely Levi.
Another thing I liked was the fact that the main characters, Grace and Kya, are female paintballers. I mean, when did you last read a book with female paintballers as the main characters? I even got to learn a teensy bit about the sport, though I admittedly didn't know very much about it to start with.
But the thing that I loved most about How I Lost You was the ending. (SPOILER!!! In many a book I have read about friends growing apart, the friends get back together and promise to be best friends forever, or something like that. Which is nice and all, but that doesn't always happen in real life. Sometimes, you forgive each otherj, but you just know you'll never be as close to the person you once were...I'll stop here so I don't give everything away.)
In closing, I really liked How I Lost You, and I would definitely recommend it!