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For a life to come together, sometimes it first has to fall completely apart.Isabel is a regular seventeen-year-old girl, still reeling from the pain of her boyfriend's tragic death exactly one year ago.Carlos is a regular seventeen-year-old guy, loves red licorice and his friends, and works at a fancy art museum for some extra cash.The two have no connection until they boFor a life to come together, sometimes it first has to fall completely apart.Isabel is a regular seventeen-year-old girl, still reeling from the pain of her boyfriend's tragic death exactly one year ago.Carlos is a regular seventeen-year-old guy, loves red licorice and his friends, and works at a fancy art museum for some extra cash.The two have no connection until they both meet Vanessa, an intriguing new transfer student with a mysterious past. While Vanessa is the link that brings these two very different lives together, will she be the one that can also tear them apart?In his stunningly beautiful second novel, David Hernandez gives his readers a poetic and profound story that tells of two completely different teenagers and how through everyday life and monumental tragedy lies endless possibility....

Title : No More Us for You
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ISBN : 9780061173332
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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No More Us for You Reviews

  • 1
    2019-04-21 16:32

    I overall liked the premise of this book, but felt it was rushed and all the events happened one after another.

  • Escarlet N.
    2019-05-21 17:17

    No more us for you by David Hernandez is a great book. When i read the tittle "no more us for you" i thought immediately to myself it had to do with a relationship. I was attracted with the book cover because it's a picture of red vines and i imagined that they would be a symbol of the book or describe the main characters. By reading the brief summary on the back of the book it attracted my attention because its based on teen life experiences. The tittle is really attracting for those readers that love reading romantic/tragedy books. It makes people observe and figure out what the tittle is actually trying to say.This book was filled with many themes like love/sadness/anger/friendship and danger. Its basically about a group of teenagers that have to go through hard experiences in life. Some go through pregnancy and healing from a loved ones death. The main characters are Carlos and Isabel which are the narrators of the book. Isabel goes through a deep decision because she meets a girl that changes her friendship. Carlos is recovering from a break up. When Isabel and Carlos meet their lives change completely. I think the authors purpose was to let teenagers know about the consequences they can get when they make wrong decisions. David Hernandez wants his readers to really observe his book by detail and discover its hidden meaning. A big quote in this book is "No More Coitus for You" it is repeated a couple of times and has a meaning in the whole story. He wrote this book for teenagers with the same problems and experiences.I think this book is really good it had some surprising unexpected moments. There was some shocking moments that were really unexpected. I think that the book would've been better if the ending was different. The ending should have been exciting and happy and left us without any unanswered questions in our mind. I personally thought the ending wasn't really good its was romantic but left me with many unanswered questions. Other than that this book is one of the best I've read.

  • Kate
    2019-05-14 22:28

    Isabel is still trying to get over her boyfriend's death in a car accident over a year ago. Since her father gave her a chart with fatality statistics for Americans, Isabel has become obsessed with death and imagining how it would feel to die in different ways.Carlos loves red vines and his girlfriend. He just got a new job working as a security guard at an art museum and wouldn't you know that on his first day some strange man comes in a pees on the floor.Isabel and Carlos are connected by Vanessa, a new girl in town with a mysterious past. When Isabel meets Carlos, she feels she can get close to someone for the first time without feeling like she is betraying her dead boyfriend. Carlos, is getting over being cheated on by his beautiful girlfriend. The two find something in each other they can't find anywhere else until they are ripped apart by tragedy.This is certainly an odd book, although a quick read. The issues that the two main characters have, the book is in alternating chapters, are very realistic. Isabel struggles with the jealous of her best friend Heidi when she befriends Vanessa. Carlos has to decide to help a friend who has gotten his girlfriend pregnant. Two unlikely characters meet and their lives intertwine for a brief moment that changes both of them forever.

  • Meaghan
    2019-04-28 17:28

    I liked this story but felt it had a lot of loose ends. Major plot points in most of the characters' lives were left incomplete. I suppose you could say that's realistic -- life is full of loose ends -- but it left me frustrated. What ultimately happened to Snake? What happened with Will and his girlfriend? And Vanessa, what happened at her old school that made her leave? You never found out.Done properly, that kind of ambiguity can be a great literary device, but it's very hard to do and, in my opinion, the author couldn't make it work. Nevertheless this is a good novel with genuine friendships, which I would recommend.

  • Sherrie
    2019-04-23 17:26

    I read this book after being knocked out my the author's first book, "Suckerpunch". This book has a similar setting, but the tone is so much different. "Suckerpunch" was gritty and concussive, assaulting the reader. "No More Us for You" features profoundly damaged characters, but beneath the tragedy a sweet romance develops around the quirky personalities. This book is a quick, memorable, enjoyable read.

  • Erika
    2019-05-20 15:39

    Another disappointing read. I really loved Suckerpunch--it was gritty, realistic, and very well written. This one sort of meanders and it's unclear exactly how Vanessa "brought" the two main characters together. All in all I would not read this author again if I hadn't read Suckerpunch first.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-27 16:25

    This book was badly written, had very few moments of true teen voice, lots of incomplete plot lines and simply too many deaths. I liked the end, but otherwise I skimmed this sucker and it was still painful. Apparently, his first book is much better, so ignore this fluke and move along.

  • Tess
    2019-05-02 15:25

    This is genuinely one of the worst books I have ever read. I felt like the author was trying to be relatable, but epically failed.

  • Skylar Nightingale
    2019-04-26 21:33

    2.5 StarsIt was not what I was expecting. It was a sad story and it moved very slowly.

  • Ana
    2019-04-22 21:24

    I really struggled with what to make of this book. I enjoyed reading it because it was well-written and it was set in Southern California (where I lived for a few years a while ago). So, the voices rang true to me -- they felt authentic. Early on in the book, I remember saying to myself "Oh, this going to be good". I felt anticipation about the prospect of these two characters meeting. However, as the book went on, I couldn't shake the feeling of "am I missing something?" I really do think that I missed the boat on what the author was trying to convey. The book is written in the alternating perspectives of Carlos and Isabel. They each have so much going on in their lives. Actually, that is one of my complaints about this book. There are like ten different story lines that began but never got explored related to friends, co-workers, and family members of Carlos and Isabel. I didn't understand the point of bring all that up to never find out what happens to these people and their ongoing issues. In any case, when Carlos and Isabel FINALLY meet, their interactions felt very uninspiring and flat. Not much spark. They were each initially attracted to each other and had a connection regarding Red Vines (thus the picture of the book). By the description of this book, you are led to believe that Vanessa plays a significant role in their relationship (if it's even one). She really doesn't. Something happens to her and there is the aftermath of it. We know very little about Vanessa. You get hints regarding her past without explanation. It was hard to feel like you knew her at all -- and if you don't know her -- it's hard to care about her when that something bad happens to her.Okay, I am going to stop picking at what I found wrong with the book. I will say that it is well-written and worth the read for that alone. Lastly, in regards to the romance, the impression I was left with: this is a story about two people that are at the very cusp of starting something. They are at the pivotal point where you proceed and become involved with each other or make a determination that it is not worth it to pursue and move on to something else. Only in the very end do you get a sense of which direction they are headed.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-05-03 15:31

    Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadToo.comOn his first day at his new job working as a security guard at the Long Beach Contemporary Museum, 17-year-old Carlos finds himself cleaning up a pool of urine left by some random guy that just walks in and goes on the floor.Surrounded by some of the strangest "art" he's ever seen, Carlos is sure that this will be a much easier gig than bagging groceries, and will be a great way to buy some nice things for his girlfriend, Mira. During the urine incident, he meets Vanessa, a relatively new classmate at his school who works as the museum's receptionist.Another classmate, Isabel, also meets Vanessa for the first time shortly afterward. The one-year anniversary of the car accident that took Isabel's boyfriend's life is approaching, and Isabel can't keep her mind from wandering off from time to time, where it ends up exploring ideas of death and fate. When she and her best friend, Heidi, befriend Vanessa, Isabel ends up in the middle of a friendship triangle while she tries to sort out her own mind and come to terms with Gabriel's death.Vanessa can tell that Isabel needs some distraction, and she tells Isabel that a guy at her job, Carlos, would be perfect for her. Carlos, on the other hand, is still reeling from a friend's difficult situation, and the hard blow that Mira has just dealt him.On the fateful night of the Valentine's dance, Isabel and Vanessa meet up with Carlos and his best friend, Snake. Both Isabel and Carlos look forward to this opportunity to get to know one another and forget their troubles, but then tragedy strikes, throwing everyone's lives into turmoil. Is this relationship over before it has the opportunity to start?I was surprised at the heavy amount of adult content in this story. The very title is taken from a display at the art museum that reads "No More Coitus for You," and rough language is tossed around easily and almost without purpose. This book also focuses on some mature themes, such as drugs, gangs, drunk driving, and teen pregnancy. This is definitely a book for the more mature teen.

  • Kricket
    2019-04-25 15:18

    alternates between the narration of carlos and isabel, two teens attending the same high school. isabel's boyfriend died in a car accident a year earlier, and she's still struggling, preoccupied with death, sometimes absent even when her friends are talking to her.carlos works as a guard in a small modern art museum. there he meets vanessa, a friend of isabel's, who eventually introduces the two narrators. carlos' girlfriend mira has just left him for another dude, and he and isabel are attracted to each other.carlos, isabel, carlos' friend snake, and vanessa all meet up at the school dance. they have a few drinks in the parking lot. carlos & isabel go in and dance. snake & vanessa disappear. disaster has struck, but no one finds out about it until the next day. vanessa is dead. snake is in a coma. will carlos & isabel's crushes on each other survive?then there's a bunch of other random stuff thrown in-- carlos & snake's friend will gets his girlfriend pregnant, and she has an abortion. some guy comes into the museum and pees on the floor. isabel's younger brother terrorizes her with lizards. carlos tries to make out with a fellow security guard who is comforting him. vanessa's old friend, sara approaches isabel at vanessa's funeral to badmouth the deceased. what? why? why all this stuff? all these meaningless details only confuse. what is the real story here? i have no idea. carlos & isabel have no chemistry. actually none of the characters the end, an art exhibit at the museum inspired carlos & isabel to wish for better things in the future. this sounds kind of nice, right? they wish for their relationship to work out and that their dead friends are happy in heaven. and then...! isabel also makes a wish for her friend heidi, that she will find a caring boyfriend, a better one than the guy she is currently crushing on. why doesn't isabel like heidi's crush? BECAUSE HE HAS A BIG

  • Joli
    2019-04-21 16:24

    Lately it is very rare that I will select a book to read without knowing anything about it. I find most of my books from author sites, blogs, or bookstore sites that I visit. Or I select books by authors who I have read before. And sometimes I find something great that I wasn't even looking for. No More Us for You is one such book. I went to the library to check out a different book, and I spent a few moments seeing if there were any other books I might want to read. The title snagged me immediately. I just knew it was a book about relationships, obviously, but contemporary and with a title like that, it was going to be smart, clever, entertaining. The copy I have doesn't have the cover art, and honestly it may have made me hesitate just a little bit to read it. While the cover does tie in the with story, I don't think that it captures what the story is about at all.Told from alternating perspectives (you know how I love this technique), I learned about the lives of Isobel and Carlos. Both guarded coming from broken relationships, they hesitate in beginning a friendship (and possibly more). They both are vulnerable and likable, but smart in knowing that, because of their pasts, a friendship may be the best thing for them. I also got to see the lives of their friends and how their choices and experiences affected Isobel and Carlos.No More Us for You is filled with teen angst, tenderness, and moments that will rip your heart out and moments that will make your heart feel full. I was happy to meet these characters, see a glimpse into their lives and wish for them to have a bright future.

  • Terry
    2019-05-02 22:12

    There's a lot to like about "No More Us for You." The teen narrators - Hernandez alternates first-person accounts between Carlos and Isabel - are believable and likable. Their problems are real. Their emotions come off as genuine. Carlos' job as a security guard at an avant-garde museum offers up lots of interesting moments. I appreciated reading a Latino protagonist in a story where ethnicity isn't at all a focus of the book - as is the case in Perfect Chemistry or Mexican WhiteBoy. And while sex, profanity, and drug use figure into the story, they don't have the exploitative feel of so many other books.And while I like NMYFU, I don't love it. The highs aren't especially highs, the lows aren't especially deep. It is a good slice-of-life story, relying on characters, leaving a plot that meanders. It didn't pack emotional punch, but was always interesting. I'm curious to see if teen readers will be able to find it thoughtful and intelligent, or slow and pointless. I'm glad to have read it, after reading a raft of melodramatic YA; from that, it is a good change of pace.

  • Alea
    2019-05-19 21:23

    This is a sweet and sometimes humorous book that deals with death, grief, life, and love. It wasn't exactly what I was had thought it would be like but there is nothing wrong with that! I loved reading the alternating perspectives of Isabel and Carlos, their private fears and wishes, and their thoughts about each other and their friends. I was expecting to get to know Vanessa a lot more than I actually did and I felt there were some loose endings left with her storyline.I liked Carlos's perspective the most, everytime he was in the art gallery that he worked at as a security guard my ears perked up. I loved it all, the strange artwork, the crazy man that comes into the gallery to destroy artwork, and the artist that comes in to repair his neon sign piece that has partially burnt out. It was a great atmosphere that the author created. You could definitely tell the author has a background in the arts! This passages really shine for me!I found this a hopeful book that shows a great snapshot of teen life but felt like it barely scratched the surface of what the author had created for himself to play with.

  • Johanna
    2019-05-03 21:34

    David Hernandez succeeds in making this novel seem like it is written by a teenager. The characters are cliche broken teens who lack personality. True, there is a formula to writing a successful young adult novel (broken teen + broken teen = path to healing), yet in order for this formula to work the characters should also think like adults. I'm not saying that they need to be written on a difficult level, I'm saying that the characters must be complex (have characteristics that make them their own character outside of cliche). Hernandez attempts for Isabel and Carlos to be complex teenagers, yet it is more telling and not enough showing. Perhaps if this story had been written in 3rd person point of view rather than 1st, the story would have worked better. By using 1st person, the readers are able to see the lack of personality in the story. 3rd person point of view would have just concentrated on the story, rather than the cliche characters.

  • Briana
    2019-04-24 14:28

    No More Us for You was a sad story about loss and learning to live again. However, it was also a story that really didn’t live up to its potential. The premise in itself sounded intriguing, but the book was, I’m afraid to say, no where even close to as great as it could have been.From the beginning, I thought Isabel to be a depressing sort of girl. Everything she saw or heard just seemed to remind her of death. Her sorrow and morbidity were about the only defining characteristics she had. There wasn’t anything really special that made her stand out except the fact that her boyfriend had died a year ago. Carlos was a little more interesting but not by much. The characters were basically very 2-Demensional. It wasn’t until much later that Isabel and Carlos seemed to develop a little more personality only for the book to reach its end.To read entire review, visit my blog:

  • Erica
    2019-05-19 14:18

    After I finished reading this angsty book, I drove to Target and bought a huge bag of Red Vines, and then drove to my boyfriend's UTD dorm room, because I have this memory of going to CiCi's Pizza and while Lauren G., Laura and I were chowing down on spinach Alfredo pizza, Stephen was sitting there eating Red Vines. ANYWAY. So, I sat cross-legged on his bed, ripped open the bag, and ate a Red Vine. Frowning, I ate a few more, and then just gave up and handed the bag to Stephen. What the heck? Why would you ever have a crazy Red Vine fettish when Twizzlers are so much better? Why do Red Vines even exist when there are Twizzlers out there? Red Vines are waxy and pure ick while Twizzlers are nothing but strawberry goodness!That pretty much sums up how I feel about ths book, it that makes any sense at all.

  • Jacki
    2019-04-21 18:26

    This book is like the guy you go to prom with when the one you wanted to ask didn't: nice, fun to spend time with, charming, but at the end of the day, not a long-term relationship prospect. The writing is above average quality for YA fiction. Character development happens, as do some funny, sad, and touching moments. However, the book never gets off the ground, and what could have been a tear-jerking, heart-winning story remains pedestrian and unresolved. Still, it's worth a read since it goes by quickly, and I'd like to see more YA efforts from this author. As for whether teens will like it, I simply can't think of anything that's going to catch a young reader's attention, not even using the word "coitus."Recommend to: 14+, someone who wants a fairly light sad story.

  • Vanessa Hites
    2019-05-13 16:37

    Isabel doesn't go a day without thinking about her boyfriend that died a year ago, until she meets Carlos.Carlos is a regular guy who works as a guard at an art museum. He has an addiction to red vines. He's never really fallen in love, until he meets Isabel.Vanessa brought them together, will she be the one to rip them apart?I didn't really like No More Us for You. first, the whole story was predictable from the start there's a guy and a girl, you know what happens. second, there we're really no twists to make it interesting. third, it wasn't even a GOOD love story it was just ok, there was no hot burning love or deep hate for each other till the end and at that point I was only finishing it for the reading goal.

  • Rema
    2019-05-03 14:28

    This was a cute story. And short, but cute nonetheless. Carlos and Isabel are two entirely different people with totally different social lives. But when they meet due to a mysterious new transfer student, sparks fly. Isn't coincidence or fate? Isabel is still suffering from her boyfriend's tragic death and appears very morbid in the first couple chapters. But when she meets Carlos she starts to change, becoming more open and herself. However, when tragedy strikes again the two start drifting apart, will they ever get together? I thought the chemistry between Carlos and Isabel was really sweet. And the connection they felt was totally relatable. Carlos is a pretty cool guy but hangs around questionable people. All in all, it was a really good short read.

  • Jean
    2019-05-05 17:12

    This is a good book to recommend for older teens who don't like reading long novels, who prefer realism, and who might relate to or appreciate main characters who drink and have sex. I would have preferred more in-depth character development (and my inner grown-up can't help wondering: wouldn't these teens at least consider a designated driver?) But when I compare this book to others for a similar audience, I think it is touching and very good. The story itself--with its meandering, humble journey of getting over relationships and setbacks, its themes of death, life's ordinariness, and the wonder of mutual attraction--reminds me strangely, pleasantly, of the novels of Anne Tyler.

  • Celestasaurus
    2019-04-27 19:18

    No more coitus for youOne star, so obviously I'm displeased with some aspect of this book. It's not the writing or the voicing. It's the lackluster plot that makes me wonder how this book was even published. It's not even worth my sorry attempts at reviews. Sure a tragic event changed the lives of two teenagers forever. (Sounds inspiring, doesn't it?) But the details and whole of this book are too dull. Because the writing style wasn't necessarily dull I will give David Hernandez another chance, but for a first impression, I'm not very impressed.

  • Amanda
    2019-05-20 15:22

    Never get a book just because the cover has candy. It doesn't mean it will be good. Okay so the book wasn't THAT bad. I just really didn't think it was that important enough to be a book? Kind of? I don't know. I did like Isabel though, and I felt bad for her and dealing with her boyfriend's death. And Carlos was OK - I just thought he was kinda like every other guy, there wasn't anything special about him, IMO. And Vanessa is dead but she was never really a true friend? What was the point of that AFTER she was dead? I didn't see it. Carlos and Isabel getting together was super quick too, and the ending was just weird.

  • Bryan
    2019-05-08 21:24

    I thought this book was a good read.It wasn't one of the best books I've read, but it was still good. It showed two sides of the whole plot, from a guy's perspective/life, to a girl's. I feel the author has really captured the characteristics of life, and put it into the characters, to make them living. While reading this book, i have really felt emotion, and could some how relate to the characters, even though we don't have much in common. I recommend this book to people who have read Twisted, by Laurie Halse Anderson, because after I read this book, it some how reminds me of Looking for Alaska, by John Green and Twisted. Maybe this book is a combination of both.

  • Kelsi
    2019-04-21 20:27

    This is a very different style of book. It alternates between Isabel and Carlos chapter to chapter and each chapter leaves off with something to think about.It does take a while to get into, but the last 100 pages or so fly by. The ending is mysterious and intriguing, which is also a great aspect of this book.Hopeless romantics, or people who need help coping with everyday life problems should take a step into Hernandez's world of No More Us for You, it makes your problems seem trivial in comparison.

  • Andrea Chavez
    2019-04-25 19:33

    The book No More Us For You by David Hernandez was a very sad mysterious and happy book.Isabel a 17th year old girl tries to get over the death of her boyfriend and Carlos is getting over a breakup. They would never imagine they will end up being together. Isabel met Carlos trough Vanessa her new friend. I wish they talked more about Vanessa and her mysterious past. But after all I liked this book but at the same time I didn’t. At the end it left me with a lot of unanswered questions. I liked how It had a happy ending and how after all Carlos and Isabel got to be together.

  • Camille Thompson
    2019-05-18 14:34

    Overall, a good read. The lives of the characters are entwined deftly and the emotion rings true. I did not enjoy the alternating perspective chapters because I really wanted to stay in Carlos's head, not in Isabel's and there was just a little too much drama packed in-- unintended pregnancies and resulting fights about whether to end them, deaths of friends and boyfriends, neglectful parents-- it's a lot to fit into one book. I did like Carlos's character, and also thought that the setting was nicely evoked.

  • Christine
    2019-05-09 14:29

    Carlos just broke up with his girlfriend Mira after finding out she was cheating on him. Isabel is still reeling form the tragic death of her boyfriend last year. Neither one knows each other until their mutual friend Vanessa introduces themselves. Isabel wonders if there is such a thing as Fate, if our lives are predestined. If so, there is tragedy looming ahead for all three of them, tragedy that will bring them closer together.

  • Melody
    2019-05-02 17:41

    Clear-eyed and almost deadpan, this tale of how tragedy affects a few teenagers is really involving. The only real problem I had with it is that Carlos and Isabel's alternating chapters spoke in a very similar voice, and I had to depend on context or flip back to the beginning of the chapter to see who was speaking. I think Hernandez captures late adolescence vividly and with a remarkable clarity of vision. Nicely done.