there are two sides to every breakup. This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But they clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation. Then Jordan dumps Courtney -- for a girl he met on the Internet. It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heartbroken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la -- this is Courtney pretending not to care. But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot. Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 140.72 x 207.26 x 20.83mm | 276.69g
- 01 Sep 2007
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- Simon Pulse
- New York, United States
- Repackage ed.
Our customer reviews
Courtney was a very normal girl. She was good and basically I guess anyone could relate to her and her feelings when a boyfriend breaks up with you. Jordan was popular and a player, but when he met Courtney and started to hang out with her, something changed. He fell in love, but of course it wasn't going to be easy because he has a secret and can't tell anyone....specially not her. I wasn't a fan of their friends, and Jordan wouldn't be the kind of guy I'd be interested, but it helped to show how 'normal' was Courtney, who wasn't having sex and drinking crazily. I started to like Jordan more later when he really showed how much he loved her, and I really wanted them to be together. It has some typical drama, but I practically devoured this book. I really liked the he/she POV, it helped a lot to understand the principal characters. It's the second book I read from Lauren Barnholdt and she's definitely on my authors-to-read list!show moreby Maria Guajardo (GABY)
Well-known for her first novel, REALITY CHICK, Lauren Barnholdt has a new offering worth checking out. TWO-WAY STREET is the perfect book if you are interested in learning about both sides in a couple's breakup. Courtney and Jordan are about to begin a three day trip from their homes in Florida to their college orientation in Boston. Usually this would be cause for excitement, but this trip is bound to be uncomfortable. The reason is because, two weeks ago, Jordan broke up with Courtney, supposedly because he met a girl on MySpace. Since the plans for the trip have already been made, Courtney's parents are insisting that she stick with those plans and travel with her ex all the way to Boston. The characters and details of this novel are well-developed. Courtney is ultra-organized, schedule-oriented, and germaphobic. Jordan is a relaxed, take-things-as-they-come, rap lover. The story reveals their quirky best friends who are always just a cell phone call away waiting to offer whatever support their own busy lives allow. The private lives of Jordan and Courtney's parents offer their own unique brand of suspense to the plot. In addition, an underlying thread of the plot involves continued references to the use of MySpace, which is sure to be an attention-grabber for teen readers. Barnholdt created the book with alternating chapters. In Jordan's chapters he tells his version of the story before, during, and after the trip, and Courtney does the same in her chapters. This unique style allows readers to sort of "read between the lines" of the breakup. The characters are dealing with secrets they feel must not be revealed. The resulting tension and hard feelings created by the secrets will have readers rooting first for Jordan and then for Courtney.show moreby TeensReadToo