The characters are so much fun. I laughed out loud at Amelia more than once.
The story moved very slowly. There was too much repetition and the dialogue was sometimes irritatingly redundant. I liked the overall story line and ideas--it just needed more editing. It seemed to be more an issue in the later books in the series. I didn't notice it so much in the first couple.
It could be quite amazing visually. The story line is very sound, and a critical rewrite might be just what it needs.
Some readers will want to know that in advance that gay sex is a rather large part of this book. Main character behaves fairly stupidly on a regular basis, but is also rather endearing--would have been more believable as an adolescent than as a middle-aged man.
I don't know if I would listen to this one again, because it was a little sad and stressful, but it was a wonderful, insightful, intelligent look inside the life of a family with a boy struggling with PANDAs. It is extremely well written and read and should do a great job helping to create empathy and support for families struggling with this issue. And if I run into another family dealing with this in the future, I'll pull it out and listen again.
I really felt like the author was telling her own story.
I didn't listen all in one sitting, but I listened as quickly as I could. It was a riveting story.
A very good and important work.
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