Alta Loma, CA, United States | Member Since 2004
Spoken in the language of a child, this touching, funny, and emotionally draining book feels like a conversation you're having with your favorite niece or nephew. How the author can make something so horrific sound normal (counting your teeth while you wait for the personification of evil to visit your mother) , and what we think of as so normal sound extraordinary (stores aren't real, they're only pretend) is amazing. The narrators are simply the best. I highly recommend this book, but be ready for an emotional rollar coaster.
I am half a generation older than the people this book pays homage to: in other words, I have probably only seen 2 or 3 John Hughes movies in my life - - and still loved this book. Pay no attention to complaints about the narrator - - Wil Wheaton is PERFECT as the protaganist, the nerd/loser/poor kid/rebel/hero/this-could-be-me character. The author has a foot in several genres and delivers on most of them. A great use of a credit.
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