Ramona fell for Sam the moment she met him. It was like she had known him forever. He's one of the few constants in her life, and their friendship is just too important to risk for a kiss. Though she really wants to kiss him...
Sam loves Ramona, but he would never expect her to feel the same way-she's too quirky and cool for someone like him. Still, they complement each other perfectly, both as best friends and as a band.
Then they meet Tom. Tom makes music too, and he's the band's missing piece. The three quickly become inseparable. Except Ramona's falling in love with Tom. But she hasn't fallen out of love with Sam either. How can she be true to her feelings without breaking up the band?
*A special thanks to the publisher for this review copy*
TWO AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE
Well, what to say about this book. Give me a minute here.
Okay, I still kind of don't know how to talk about this but I'm going to give it a shot. The book is called This Song is Not For You it should have been called This Book is Not For You--as in me.
I don't get this book, it was like being dropped in the middle of a story only understood by the people telling it. It's like an inside joke nobody understands but them. It was just odd and not the way I wanted to start my book reading new year.
The characters are interesting but they're so darn odd. I just didn't quite get them--or should I say appreciate them. I liked the overall feeling of romance and music but it was never quite expounded on--and it left me feeling disconnected from an already weird story.
The characters: Ramona secretly loves Sam. Sam loves Ramona. They're also in a band. That should have made for the cutest story--but sadly it wasn't. Ramona is supposed to be like this cool, don't really care--drummer chick. And she is but she's not that exciting at least she wasn't to me.
Then there's Sam who could have been super adorable but I didn't learn enough about him to fully appreciate him.
Then there's Tom who Ramona also falls in love--woo-hoo an awkward love triangle. Just what I wanted. Tom is a strange young boy. He loves to put glitter where it isn't wanted and he leads an odd life. He's into no one and not at the same time. He's asexual which was a really different and interesting take. Not one I really understand but hey it's different--so there's that.
I just don't have much to say because I didn't really like this story. It was strange and the plot was pretty boring. Maybe if it was longer and more emotionally involved I might have enjoyed it more.
Guys, I just didn't care for this one and I don't know what else to say about it. This Song Is (Not) For You is a book that's not for me.