Austin, TX, United States | Member Since 2004
Honest. Shocking. Insightful.
It's kind of like reading someones diary but in a different way.
It reminded me that this is a teenage boy writing the letters. His voice lent an innocence to the letters that I may not have had if I had read it myself.
I really like Charlie. He's honest and innocent.
I am a 38 year old mom of two teenagers, a boy and a girl. Sometimes I read teen lit so I can be reminded of how teen minds really work. This book was a little shocking but probably not too far off the mark for many teens.I found it interesting that this book takes place in the early 90s. That's when I was in school. Some of the things mentioned in the book seem a bit more like today.
I did not read the book, I only listened to the audio. But I really liked the spunk in the narrators voice.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I really liked that one too. The movie is good too.
If only I had time. :) Took me about 4 days, but I listened at every free moment I had.
Listening to teen lit like this allows me to remember what it was like being 13. I didn't have the internet and cell phones in high school (early 90s). I cannot imagine how hard it is to navigate social scenes now.
Yeah, sure. She's funny in an introspective self degradating kind of way.
She talks about how chubby she is. She's a size 8. SERIOUSLY MINDY?
I really enjoyed how the book was written giving the perspectives of several different generations of the family. It gave the story so much more depth and texture than if the author had taken a single perspective approach. The author created a storyline that drew me in and made me feel emotionally attached to the characters.
I really enjoyed the main characters voices but Ms. Rudd over emphasized the endingS of wordS so ofteN that it drove me nuts. There were times I had to force myself to keep listening because it was so irritating. She didn't do it until around chapter 3. I guess someone must have critiqued her work and told her to be more clear or something? Either way, it was bad advice.
If any of you have known someone whose entire personality and mood could flip on a dime and suddenly YOU are to blame for everything wrong in their life you will be able to appreciate the main character in the book.
Time spent listening to books is always well spent. Even bad books teach me new things.
I thought about how I would review this book for a long time. I don't want to give anyone the idea that I do not love my gay friends, becaue I love ALL of my friends. But the only way to truly review this book is with the truth about how it made me feel. Hopefully my honesty is appreciated and not taken as offensive. So here goes...
Most of my friends would not like this book. A few would, but not many. I have to be honest. This book is a story about two teenage boys having an intimate relationship and sexual acts are described in detail. There are parts of the book that made me squirm a little mainly because I have never heard or read any sort of literature describing homosexual intimacy. It gave me a chance to reflect on how I felt about my reaction to it. Books that make you self reflect are always a good thing. I learned alot about myself and how I view the world around me by reading this book.
That being said. This book is certainly not for everyone and that's okay.
I really liked the parts of the book where sprout was at school and interacting with other students.
Depressing. Gloomy. Dreary.
I wouldn't change it really. I said it was depressing, but stories about alcoholics generally are.
No. Too depressing.
Did I mention that this book is depressing?
I might. It made me laugh out loud. I especially liked the Facebook story. Pretty darn hilarious.
I wasn't ready for it to end. I felt like I was losing a really super cool friend.
Yeah, I listened to it in 2 days.
As much as she tried to make Chelsea Handler look good I really don't think I would be able to tolerate her. I don't care how many trips she paid for her staff, she seems like she thinks she is way more important than she actually is.
I really liked the part where someone said it was totally fine that her son prefers the Ipad to actual writing. Every kid is different and it seems like at least a few people in her life are giving her sound advice.
Katniss. Of course.
Her voice was too adultlike. It should have been narrated by a teenager.
Yes, I wanted it to be over. I was ready for the series to end.
This third and final book was sort of a letdown because it was so predictable. Either way, I enjoyed the series. I just wish the ending would have been better.
I thought the voices were great. Especially the doctor. Great job!
If I had time I would have. I finished it in under 3 days.
Not sure I liked the ending. The women in the book, except the mom, were very abrasive and mean.
I love how Amber shortens everyones names to their initials. I also love how she relates to people most teenagers would avoid.
I have not but I will now!
The parts where she was interacting with the people in the rest home were heartwarming. I loved the battlel.
This book is probably written for teens but I'm 38 and I really liked it.
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