I do not mind the occasional male stereotype/archetype if it is making a point, but Spears painted teenage boys as 2-dimensional horn dogs. Really? Sex, farts, porn, and masturbation?
This book made me feel like an asshole, and I don’t even mind. I needed to feel like an asshole for it all to click in my brain.
I struggled with how I was going to review this book. On Goodreads, I gave it 3-stars, which doesn’t seem fair in my mind, but then again, 4 seems too generous. I might switch it back and forth throughout the rest of the week out of guilt.
The lives of these individuals might be fictional, but they ring true to the event in question and show the horrors and tragedy that war brings.
I have 25 of my projected 50. I hope to read closer to 70, but Summer Reading might slow me down just a bit. Here are my rankings thus far.
I do not think this book is super innovative, but it does break away from the norm of YA literature, and I thank these authors for breaking the modern day monotony. This book is like Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, and it is just as great and heartfelt. If you liked that novel, this novel is for you.
This book is not intense like some will lead you to believe, and it is not extremely fast paced and twisty. It is a book of storytelling.
This book is a bit confusing, slightly frustrating, but still an okay book.