Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the arc of Pieces of You and Me by Erin Fletcher! Pieces of You and Me is an enjoyable book with teen angst, family struggles, realistic situations and romance. Chase, “the moved away and returned guy”, has been to nine schools in five years. He left town quickly in seventh grade when his mother separated from his alcoholic father. Chase felt like he hurt his then best friend, Rylee and worries that he won’t be around long enough to rekindle their friendship. Chase struggles with priorities and has to decide what is the most important. Rylee has mixed feelings when she realizes Chase is back in town. She also misses the wonderful friendship they shared.
Erin Fletcher’s writing is perfect and she brings the main characters, as well as the supporting characters, to life!
I can relate to Chase because I attended thirty-three schools in nine years, from second grade to a junior in high school. Moving often is a difficult issue affecting every part of a person’s life. Regardless of the reason for the moving, being the new kid gets old quickly.