Book Review & Blog Tour: Two Like Me and You by Chad Alan Gibbs (eARC)

Hey there fellow book lovers! Today, I am excited to be participating in the blog tour of Two Like Me and You by Chad Alan Gibbs, which is hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Be sure to check out the other amazing bloggers on this tour by clicking here!

Two Like Me and You

Author: Chad Alan Gibbs

Publication Date: 20 May 2019

Genre: YA Contemporary

Pages: 298

Publisher: Borne Back Books

Edwin Green’s ex-girlfriend is famous. We’re talking cover-of-every-tabloid-in-the-grocery-store-line famous. She dumped Edwin one year ago on what he refers to as Black Saturday, and in hopes of winning her back, he’s spent the last twelve months trying to become famous himself. It hasn’t gone well.

But when a history class assignment pairs Edwin with Parker Haddaway, the mysterious new girl at school, she introduces him to Garland Lenox, a nursing-home-bound World War II veteran who will change Edwin’s life forever. 

The three escape to France, in search of the old man’s long-lost love, and as word of their adventure spreads, they become media darlings. But when things fall apart, they also become the focus of French authorities. In a race against time, who will find love, and who will only find more heartache? 

I’ll be honest, I had no idea what I was really getting myself into when I decided to read this story, and I was so pleasantly surprised. Two Like You and Me is a funny and heartwarming, coming of age debut novel that follows the lives of teenagers: Edwin and Parker as they go on a quest to reunite a WWII veteran with his long lost love that he lost touch with during the chaos of the war.

Edwin Green is your stereotypical teenage male who only cares about winning back the love of his life: Sadie, who dumped him after she became famous (well sort of. actually her dad dumped him by email but same thing lol). Parker is a sassy, no bs kind of girl. Since she keeps to herself and doesn’t give the arrogant jocks the time of day, of course everyone assumes she a lesbian (this assumption always makes my eyes roll in both books and movies). Edwin and Parker are partnered together in a history project where they have to interview someone who lived through (and remembers) WWII.

Parker introduces Edwin to Garland Lenox, a WWII veteran, who is definitely spritely for his age. While Edwin is under the impression that he is meeting Garland merely for his history assignment, Parker and Garland have created a master plan: they are going to bust Garland out of the nursing home, get on a plane to France, and find the love of Garland’s life that he lost touch with. Oh, and for Edwin’s part in the role? He’ll be getting $50,000!

Now when I read this, the first that came to mind is how preposterous all of this sounded. Realistically speaking, how do you get two teenage kids and an elderly man on a flight to France without anyone noticing? Also, how did everyone have passports just laying around? I definitely was a bit skeptical.

That being said, I really enjoyed watching the adventure that these unlikely trio set out on (and all the mischief that they get into). Each of the three characters had their own motivations for wanting to be a part of this epic French adventure. Since Edwin was still obsessed with Sadie, becoming famous for reuniting a WWII veteran with his long lost love had to get him the recognition he desperately needed. I did find Edwin’s immaturity and obsession with Sadie was rather annoying, but I loved that Parker constantly saw through all of Edwin’s excuses and forced him to face reality.

Overall, I think this story is a fun and wild adventure that tackles the issues of growing up and hanging onto long lost love. This book made me laugh and tugged on my heart strings. By the end, you’ll be rooting for this band of misfits!

Two Like Me and You
Chad Alan Gibbs
Publication date: May 20th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

Edwin Green’s ex-girlfriend is famous. We’re talking cover-of-every-tabloid-in-the-grocery-store-line famous. She dumped Edwin one year ago on what he refers to as Black Saturday, and in hopes of winning her back, he’s spent the last twelve months trying to become famous himself. It hasn’t gone well.

But when a history class assignment pairs Edwin with Parker Haddaway, the mysterious new girl at school, she introduces him to Garland Lenox, a nursing-home-bound World War II veteran who will change Edwin’s life forever.

The three escape to France, in search of the old man’s long-lost love, and as word of their adventure spreads, they become media darlings. But when things fall apart, they also become the focus of French authorities. In a race against time, who will find love, and who will only find more heartache?

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Author Bio:

Chad Alan Gibbs lives in Alabama with his wife, two sons, two dogs, and an embarrassingly large collection of Star Wars action figures. Two Like Me and You is his first novel.

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