Can we agree that no one can review a book if they can't correctly spell the word "its"?
Provided a view of the world as it could be if everyone were free to be who they are.
Paul because of the way he was always self adjusting yet accepting of who he is.
This was the 1st book I have listened to where each character had a differnt reader. Made for great listening. Really brought the story to life.
I bought this based on reviews because I was in a hurry to leave for a road trip and needed something to listen to. Being more than 30 years out of high school, I thought I would have no interest. This enlightened look at what the world could be without hate kept me glued to car stereo.
One of the best I've listened to this year. The Narrator is really fantastic and the plot kept me interested till the end.
Sadly this book has what every person on earth desires, a life lacking total accountability. I agree that I have this same desire to live a life free of responsibility for my actions. It is pitifully veiled as a book about "being who you really are" and a book about a world of love. But in it's philosophical relativism it contradicts itself by saying everything is acceptable. If that is the case then you can never know who you truly are because relativism has no ultimate truth. How can you find out the true you if there is no truth? Sadly this book will provide many readers with more reinforcement of a twisted mentality. My recommendation read this book and realize that there is a final truth, a real you, a person of purity and goodness, and you are that special person.
I enjoyed this book for its break from reality, and I didn't think about it for anything but fantastical imaginings, until I heard the interview afterwards, in which the producer talked to the voice actors. It seems the producer, an older man, actually thought that the school system might be this way. He actually thought there was the possibility that the American school system would tolerate boy crushes held out in the open, and lesbians holding hands in the halls.
It seems obvious to me that there was litle research for this book done in actual high schools, where acceptance does not happen as a general rule. Also, these kids all seemed remarkably in touch with gay culture from the 90's, when they would all have been about 5, which struck me as unlikely. But hey, if you're going in for fantasy, why not?
A sad effort to encourage a child to stray from his true inner feelings and follow misguided ones supplied by today's society. This book will do more harm and no good.